Bellingham Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,102
9.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,804
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,632
64.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.6%
11 Graduates

About

Bellingham Technical College is a higher education institution located in Whatcom County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Bellingham Technical College were Registered Nursing (49 degrees awarded), General Engineering Technology (27 degrees), and Radiation Therapist (24 degrees).

In 2022, 835 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellingham Technical College. 40.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (541 degrees), 4.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $3,102, which is $−5,010 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $3,102, which is $−5,010 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,804.

In 2022, 61% of undergraduate students attending Bellingham Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,102
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $3,102. The cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $−5,010 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,804
2022 Value
79.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bellingham Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,804. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bellingham Technical College grew by 79.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,650
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellingham Technical College was of $10,650 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 12.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Bellingham Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2021, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.78%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bellingham Technical College was 2.78%, which represents 12 out of the 432 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Bellingham Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,632 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,056 students and the part-time enrollment is 576. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% Two or More Races, 5.64% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37%), followed by White Female (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellingham Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,632 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,056 and the part-time enrollment is 576. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2015 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Technical College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Bellingham Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,029 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    245 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    122 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College is 63.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% Two or More Races, 5.64% Asian, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.735% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 102 students (6.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 153 fewer women than men received degrees from Bellingham Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bellingham Technical College is white (541 degrees awarded). There were 4.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College is Registered Nursing (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Engineering Technology (27 degrees) and Radiation Therapist (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bellingham Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Construction (68 degrees), and Precision Production (71 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Construction managers (43,094 people), Other managers (37,755 people), Software developers (31,265 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (17,331 people), and Chief executives & legislators (12,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College in 2022 are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Construction (68 degrees), Precision Production (71 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Construction (68 degrees), Precision Production (71 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Construction (99,633 people), Computer Systems Design (41,961 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (19,827 people), Restaurants & Food Services (16,040 people), and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (15,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Construction (68 degrees), Precision Production (71 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (129 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bellingham Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 49 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College was Registered Nursing with 49 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

494
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
341
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 494 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College, which is 1.45 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (341).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College in Electrician, which is 14.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 2.5 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bellingham Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    541 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellingham Technical College is white (541 degrees awarded). There were 4.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (113 degrees).

7.78% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    306 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    235 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bellingham Technical College is white male (306 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (235 degrees).

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Operations

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 25.2k (0.635%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Bellingham Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 37.4M. Bellingham Technical College employs 72 No academic ranks. Most academics at Bellingham Technical College are Female No academic rank (37), and Male No academic rank (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, Service, with 15 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Endowment

$3.98M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.98M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellingham Technical College declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.24M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $954k - Federal
  2. $1.65M - State
  3. $2.04M - Local

As of 2022, Bellingham Technical College received $954k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.65M from state grants and contracts, and $2.04M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.8M
2022 Salaries
6.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bellingham Technical College paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($37.4M) and a 6.27% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.49M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bellingham Technical College paid a total of $6.49M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College was No academic rank with 72 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees, Service with 15 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College was Female No academic rank with 37 employees, and Male No academic rank with 35 employees.

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