Whatcom Community College Bellingham WA

Whatcom Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Business, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Whatcom Community College - A Diverse and Supportive Learning Community

Whatcom Community College is located in the northwest corner of Washington State in beautiful Bellingham, WA. Whatcom hosts a very diverse international student population with an average of 300 international students from 30 different countries. The experienced staff in International Programs provides support to international students through all the stages of their education in the U.S., from admission to graduation. At Whatcom each international receives individualized advising in our diverse and supportive learning community. We invite you to come see the difference.

Whatcom Community College

What Makes Whatcom Community College Different?

Excellent Location

  • Located in beautiful Bellingham - 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, Canada
  • Safe, friendly college town (pop. 80,000) with all the conveniences of a big city
  • Year-round recreational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, shopping, Seattle/Vancouver daytrips, concerts and more
  • Mild and comfortable climate

Outstanding Student Services

  • Helpful, friendly and supportive International Programs staff
  • Admission and student visa application advising
  • Small class sizes - approximately 25 students/class
  • Homestay and college-leased apartments
  • Airport welcome and pickup
  • International student orientation
  • Exciting and low-cost activities program for students
  • International Friendship Club - international students meet U.S. students

Variety of Academic Programs

  • University Transfer Degree - highly successful transfer program to 4-year universities (Western Washington University, University of Washington, University California Los Angeles, University of California Berkeley, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Michigan, University of British Columbia, and many more)
  • Associate in Arts and Science Degree (AAS) - 2-year, non-transfer associate degree
  • Technical/Professional Degree - nursing, graphic design, physical therapist assistant, medical assisting, business information systems, computer information systems, and others
  • High School Completion - complete a Washington State High School Diploma and earn college credit at the same time

High Quality English Language Program

  • Intensive English courses - five levels with eight start dates throughout the year
  • College Transition courses - earn college credit while studying English
  • Customized short-term English and culture programs available year-round

Convenient Start Dates

  • Academic programs start September, January, April and June
  • Intensive English Language program starts September, November, January, February, April, May, June, and July

Affordable Tuition

  • Tuition is affordable - approximately $9,700/year compared to $20,000/year or more at many universities
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Whatcom Community College


International Programs 237 West Kellogg Road

Bellingham WA 98226
P: 360.383.3245
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forensic Science
  • Forestry
  • General Management
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • International Public Health
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Teaching English Language
  • Technology/Computers
  • Theatre
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Vocational Career
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Zoology
2yr/Community College
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forestry
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
  • University Transfer
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Zoology
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Summer Intensive English

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