Whatcom Community College: Narrative Description

views updated


237 West Kellogg Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226-8003
Tel: (360)676-2170; Admissions: (360)676-2170; Fax: (360)676-2171; Web Site: http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 52-acre small town campus with easy access to Vancouver. Total enrollment: 4,209. Full-time: 2,275 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,934 students, 64% women, 36% men. 5% from out-of-state, 30% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2181 Full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7389 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Anime Anonymous, Deaf Student Fellowship Club, Health and Wellness Club, Phi Theta Kappa, International Friendship Club. Major annual events: Commencement, Spring BBQ, Fall Welcome. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Whatcom Community College Library with 14,680 books, 41,682 microform titles, 193 serials, 3,653 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 79 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

About this article

Whatcom Community College: Narrative Description

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article