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IPEDS ID: 234696
OPE ID: 00499900
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Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599
General information:  (360) 752-7000
Website:  www.btc.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,316 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
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
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
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
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty5894
Instructional5894
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$3,389$3,394$3,461$3,6004.0%
Out-of-state$8,728$8,739$4,387$4,5473.6%
Books and supplies$1,080$1,080$1,080$1,0800.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,780$9,780$9,780$9,7800.0%
Other$3,480$3,480$3,480$3,4800.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,270$3,270$3,270$3,2700.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$17,729$17,734$17,801$17,9400.8%
Off Campus with Family$7,739$7,744$7,811$7,9501.8%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$23,068$23,079$18,727$18,8870.9%
Off Campus with Family$13,078$13,089$8,737$8,8971.8%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12576%————
Grant or scholarship aid1958%$129,643$6,823
Federal grants1442%$75,522$5,394
Pell grants1442%$70,076$5,005
Other federal grants618%$5,446$908
State/local government grant or scholarships1133%$45,306$4,119
Institutional grants or scholarships1236%$8,815$735
Student loan aid618%$35,915$5,986
Federal student loans618%$35,915$5,986
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,363$8,461,387$6,208
Pell grants1,043$4,473,243$4,289
Federal student loans606$3,791,606$6,257
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$7,708$4,522$5,194
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$5,394$2,941$2,964
$30,001 – $48,000$6,309$5,088$5,837
$48,001 – $75,000$10,857$9,873$5,658
$75,001 – $110,000$11,901$11,337
$110,001 and more$11,901
  • 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.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,316
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment19
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 46%
25 and over: 54%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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, 2 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
Transfer-out rate: 3%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 59%
Female: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 45%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 38%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 25%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 15%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 28%
Received an Associate's degree: 23%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 15%
Received an Associate's degree: 48%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 48%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 17%
Received an Associate's degree: 48%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 17%
Received an Associate's degree: 38%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 15%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 18%
Received an Associate's degree: 36%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping17-11d
Business/Commerce, General8--
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary17--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--55
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--11
Operations Management and Supervision-222
Receptionist--26
Category total422125d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications40-39
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General12-15
Category total53-54
Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector--28
Building/Property Maintenance0-0
Electrician16-33
Category total16-61
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--13
Technical Teacher Education1--
Category total1-13
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0-0
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology10--
Engineering Technology, General25-47
Instrumentation Technology/Technician22--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD--10
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0--
Surveying Technology/Surveying0--
Category total57-57
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant--0
Category total--0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant28-8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist12--
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)--48
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--0
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--13
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--18
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist20--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--61
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse54--
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services, Other--4
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician--1
Surgical Technology/Technologist10--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant0-19
Category total124-194
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary6-4
Category total6-4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11--
Category total11--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician3--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician15-15
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician12-34
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician13--
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician--0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other24-17
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology1-7
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other--17
Category total68-90
Natural Resources and Conservation
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management17-18
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other--1
Category total17-19
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--5
Category total--5
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--8
Culinary Arts/Chef Training11-10
Category total11-18
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist11-23
Welding Technology/Welder40-23
Category total51-46
Grand total4572686
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 101
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,029
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 100%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time33%67%
200 percent of normal time42%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time17%--
200 percent of normal time17%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (12/01/1999)TBD
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (02/15/2017)06/30/2022
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (05/26/1967)12/31/2024
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (01/29/2009)12/31/2024
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/148450.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary100
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson000
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate17.1%15.5%17.3%
Number in default8581103
Number in repayment496522592
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)