Bellingham Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,688
2.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,787
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,325
60% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.7%
16 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 (11 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 925 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellingham Technical College. 44.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (647 degrees), 7.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,688, which is $−5,136 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $2,688, which is $−5,136 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,787.

In 2019, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,688
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $2,688. The cost of tuition at Bellingham Technical College is $−5,136 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,787
2019 Value
30.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bellingham Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,787. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bellingham Technical College grew by 30.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellingham Technical College was of $9,780 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. 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%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Bellingham Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.02% with respect to 2018, when 57% 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.
15.6%
2017 Default Rate
77
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bellingham Technical College was 15.6%, which represents 77 out of the 495 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Bellingham Technical College has a total enrollment of 2,325 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,396 students and the part-time enrollment is 929. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% Two or More Races, 3.44% Asian, 0.989% Black or African American, 0.731% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.473% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35%), followed by White Female (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.45%). 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

60%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellingham Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,325 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellingham Technical College is 1,396 and the part-time enrollment is 929. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Bellingham Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% 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 (61%), 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
    1,413
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    271
  3. Two or More Races
    180

The enrolled student population at Bellingham Technical College is 60.8% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% Two or More Races, 3.44% Asian, 0.989% Black or African American, 0.731% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.473% 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% White, 26.9% 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, 327 students (14.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 107 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 (647 degrees awarded). There were 7.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College is Operations Management & Supervision (11 degrees awarded), followed by N/A 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 Precision Production (86 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (156 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (130 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 Other managers (59,011 people), Construction managers (46,507 people), Software developers (34,780 people), Project management specialists (15,474 people), and Chief executives & legislators (15,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Precision Production (86 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (156 degrees), Engineering Technologies (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Construction (32 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Personal financial advisors, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Precision Production (86 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (156 degrees), Engineering Technologies (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Construction (32 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 Construction (110,267 people), Computer Systems Design (43,394 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (40,208 people), Elementary & secondary schools (30,450 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (27,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellingham Technical College are Precision Production (86 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (156 degrees), Engineering Technologies (130 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Construction (32 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. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellingham Technical College was Operations Management & Supervision with 11 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

516
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
409
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 516 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College, which is 1.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (409).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Bellingham Technical College in General Engineering Technology, which is 5.13 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Bellingham Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 17.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellingham Technical College is Male and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    647 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellingham Technical College is white (647 degrees awarded). There were 7.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

9.84% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    368 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    279 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bellingham Technical College is white male (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (279 degrees).

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Operations

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.13M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71k (1.72%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Bellingham Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $37.7M. Bellingham Technical College employs 62 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(30), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.13M
2019 Endowment
17.3%
growth from 2018

Bellingham Technical College has an endowment valued at about $4.13M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellingham Technical College grew 17.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171k 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. $985k - Federal
  2. $1.52M - State
  3. $1.95M - Local

As of 2019, Bellingham Technical College received $985k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.52M from state grants and contracts, and $1.95M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.2M
2019 Salaries
4.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bellingham Technical College paid a median of $15.2M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($37.7M) and a 4.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.09% growth from 2017 and a 4.19% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.94M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bellingham Technical College paid a total of $4.94M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were No academic rank with 62 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; Service with 19 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellingham Technical College was Female No academic rank with 32 employees, Male No academic rank with 30 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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