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Bellingham Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Bellingham Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Bellingham, Washington

There are at least 6 colleges in Bellingham, listed and described below. These schools represent 21,949 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 18,863 full-time students, and a reported 4,022 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College.

We also provide an extensive list of Washington Colleges.

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Bellingham Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Bellingham Beauty School
4192 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98226-5515

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 66 students, 60 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-1599

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing assistant, radiation therapist, licensed practical nurse, dental assistant, truck and bus driver, electrician, welding, computer networking
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 2,896 students, 1,887 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226-9217

  • Programs: liberal arts and humanities, Native American studies, substance abuse counseling, computer repair, interdisciplinary studies, early childhood education, physical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 584 students, 586 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 60 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Whatcom Community College
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, physical therapist assistant, registered nursing, desktop publishing and imaging, massage therapy, medical assistant, medical coding, computer support
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,127 students, 2,832 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Colleges in Bellingham with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Western Washington University
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, general studies, English, human services, business management, political science, sociology, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 14,276 students, 13,498 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,962 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-620. Math: 500-610. Writing: 490-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Mount Vernon Colleges 2 26,232 5,894 136

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