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College Deliberately: Whatcom Community College

Whatcom Community College is a small, public, four-year Community College that emphasizes career, research and character located in the city of Bellingham, WA. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping and Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide.

Whatcom Community College

place 237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
phone Phone: (360) 383-3000
web Web: http://whatcom.edu
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Accreditation

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Whatcom Community College Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Accredited 1976-09-01 2026-04-01
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Last updated: 2021-06-25

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Student Centeredness

4.8 of 10
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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
8% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Whatcom Community College is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

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Tuition for Whatcom Community College is in the 14 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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