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 Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College - Bellingham, WA

3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

General information:(360)752-7000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:2,628( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:24 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,502 $3,745 $4,224 -11%
Out-of-state $3,502 $3,745 $4,224 -11%
Books and supplies $990 $990 $1,080 -8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $8,460 0%
Other $3,618 $3,618 $3,900 -8%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,186 $3,186 $3,132 2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,492 $4,735 $5,304 -20%
Off Campus $16,570 $16,813 $17,664 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,678 $7,921 $8,436 -13%
On Campus $4,492 $4,735 $5,304 -20%
Off Campus $16,570 $16,813 $17,664 -6%
Off Campus with Family $7,678 $7,921 $8,436 -13%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,091
In-state fees $133
Out-of-state tuition $4,091
Out-of-state fees $133
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 35 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 26 50% $116,002 $4,462
Federal grants 23 44% $83,064 $3,611
Pell grants 23 44% $83,064 $3,611
Other federal grants 0 0% $0 Not applicable
State/local government grant or scholarships 13 25% $25,176 $1,937
Institutional grants or scholarships 5 10% $7,762 $1,552
Student loan aid 26 50% $132,917 $5,112
Federal student loans 26 50% $132,917 $5,112
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,287 44% $6,829,069 $5,306
Pell grants 1,126 39% $4,419,097 $3,925
Federal student loans 1,059 36% $6,689,010 $6,316


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,289 $6,035 $6,728
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,147 $5,051 $6,314
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,851 $7,349 $10,442
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,354 $8,408 $9,026
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $11,076
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,628
Undergraduate enrollment 2,628
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 391
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 3 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1999 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

01/29/2009 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 010
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate14.2%
Number in default27
Number in repayment190

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00499900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1011
Business Administration and Management, General--1
Customer Service Management--1
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary5--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-44
Operations Management and Supervision--17
Category total15526
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications3210-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General16-
Category total3316-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector--14
Building/Property Maintenance632
Construction Trades, Other--4
Category total37322
Education Colleges
Technical Teacher Education1-1
Category total1-1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician7--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician4--
Instrumentation Technology/Technician29--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD-4-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician4--
Surveying Technology/Surveying9--
Category total534-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant--1
Category total--1
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant1620-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist10--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-79-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--7
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--32
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist27--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--209
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse33--
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services, Other--5
Surgical Technology/Technologist53-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant8-1
Category total99102254
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary2--
Category total2--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician21-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician2--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-1
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician9-4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/17--
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other131-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology83-
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other-1-
Category total5665
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management8--
Category total8--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--7
Category total--7
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--12
Culinary Arts/Chef Training76-
Category total7612
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant-1-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist10-3
Welding Technology/Welder2731
Category total3744
Grand total348146332