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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,333 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
53.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
106 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Whatcom Community College is $4,031, which is $809 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $9,333, which is 231% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,397 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,530.

In 2016, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Whatcom Community College has a total enrollment of 4,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Whatcom Community College is 2,392 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,115. This means that 53.1% of students enrolled at Whatcom Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Whatcom Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.5% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.41% Two or More Races, 4.24% Asian, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Whatcom Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.9%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 307 more women than men graduated from Whatcom Community College. The majority of students graduating from Whatcom Community College are White. These 834 graduates mean that there were 7.32 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 114 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Whatcom Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 699 graduates, followed by Physical Therapy Technician with 44 graduates and Registered Nursing with 31 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Whatcom Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 699 graduates, followed by Communication Technologies with 18 graduates and Physical Sciences with 15 graduates.


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Whatcom Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.91M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $86,867 (2.22%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Whatcom Community College had a total expenditure of $38.3M. Of that $38.3M, they spent $17.6M on salaries and $5.69M on benefits.

Whatcom Community College employs 25 Associate professors, 22 Professors, and 19 Instructors. Most academics at Whatcom Community College are Female Associate professors (16), Female Professors (14), and Female Instructors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Whatcom Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Management with 26 employees.



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