Bellingham Technical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,755
2.49% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
8.97%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,848
61% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.4%
22 Graduates

About

Bellingham Technical College is a higher education institution located in Whatcom County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bellingham Technical College were Operations Management & Supervision (4 degrees awarded) and General Engineering Technology (2 degrees).

In 2020, 677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellingham Technical College. 44.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (479 degrees), 7.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,755, which is $−5,225 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,755, which is $−5,225 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $0.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending Bellingham Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,755
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $2,755. The cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $−5,225 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$0
2020 Value
100%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bellingham Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $0. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bellingham Technical College grew by 100%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,200
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellingham Technical College was of $10,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 4.29% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Bellingham Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 53% 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.
8.97%
2018 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bellingham Technical College was 8.97%, which represents 41 out of the 457 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Bellingham Technical College has a total enrollment of 1,848 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,127 students and the part-time enrollment is 721. This means that 61% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.77% Two or More Races, 4.27% Asian, 0.866% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.703% Black or African American, and 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.6%), followed by White Female (29.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,848 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,127 and the part-time enrollment is 721. This means that 61% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Bellingham Technical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,158
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    237
  3. Two or More Races
    162

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College is 62.7% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.77% Two or More Races, 4.27% Asian, 0.866% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.703% Black or African American, and 0.379% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 71 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 (479 degrees awarded). There were 7.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College is Operations Management & Supervision (4 degrees awarded), followed by General Engineering Technology (2 degrees) and N/A.

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 Engineering Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (91 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (454,048 people), Other managers (124,522 people), Computer occupations, all other (115,948 people), Computer & information systems managers (107,449 people), and Computer programmers (107,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Engineering Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (91 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Engineering Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (91 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees).

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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 Computer Systems Design (515,764 people), Construction (118,069 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,104 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (69,661 people), and Insurance carriers (69,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Engineering Technologies (98 degrees awarded), Construction (38 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (91 degrees), Precision Production (37 degrees), and Science Technologies (3 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College was Operations Management & Supervision with 4 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

374
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
303
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 374 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (303).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College in Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, which is 9.29 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Bellingham Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 7 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellingham Technical College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.09% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    479 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellingham Technical College is white (479 degrees awarded). There were 7.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (67 degrees).

9.9% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    267 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bellingham Technical College is white male (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (212 degrees).

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Operations

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.33M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $81.4k (2.45%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Bellingham Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $37.1M. Bellingham Technical College employs 63 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bellingham Technical College are Female No academic ranks (32), Male No academic ranks(31), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Service, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.33M
2020 Endowment
19.5%
decline from 2019

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.33M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellingham Technical College declined 19.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.1M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.2M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $2.29M - Local

As of 2020, Bellingham Technical College received $1.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $2.29M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16M
2020 Salaries
5.19%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bellingham Technical College paid a median of $16M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($37.1M) and a 5.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.41% growth from 2018 and a 4.09% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.27M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bellingham Technical College paid a total of $5.27M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were No academic rank with 63 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; Service with 16 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College was Female No academic rank with 32 employees, and Male No academic rank with 31 employees.

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