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Bellingham Technical College Overview

Bellingham Technical College is a public institution situated in Bellingham, Washington. The location of Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Bellingham Technical College Known For?

925 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,600 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.

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Bellingham Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#570 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bellingham Technical College?

Location of Bellingham Technical College

Contact details for Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
Phone: 360-752-7000
Website: www.btc.edu

How Do I Get Into Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute?

You can apply to Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute online at: https://www.btc.edu/FutureStudents/FirstTimeStudents/indexFirstTimeStudents.aspx

Bellingham Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Bellingham Technical College?

18% Take Out Loans
17.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,986 a year. That adds up to $23,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute is 17.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Bellingham Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,396 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,325 undergraduate students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, with 1,396 being full-time and 929 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,396 full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bellingham Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 165
White 904
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 264

Over 5 countries are represented at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Spain, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Bellingham Technical College

272 Took All Classes Online
797 Took At Least One Class Online
7.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 797 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 31st most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bellingham Technical College was 7.3%. This is the #1,492 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting #163

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bellingham Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 13 26 55 0 94
General Engineering Technology 45 47 0 0 92
Precision Metal Working 15 34 37 0 86
Business Support & Assistant Services 48 12 15 0 75
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 58 0 0 0 58
Nursing 0 56 0 0 56
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 14 20 13 0 47
Computer Systems Networking 3 26 15 0 44
Allied Health Professions 0 40 0 0 40
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 38 0 0 38
Dental Support Services 12 25 1 0 38
Culinary Arts 16 7 12 0 35
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 17 15 0 32
Fisheries Sciences 18 8 2 0 28
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 18 0 26
Business Administration & Management 11 0 0 11 22
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 17 0 1 0 18
Accounting 0 11 6 0 17
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 15 0 0 15
Legal Support Services 0 6 6 0 12
Data Entry 0 6 4 0 10
Marketing 7 1 0 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 0 0 0 8
General Business/Commerce 0 5 0 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Health & Physical Education 5 0 0 0 5
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 4 0 4
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 3 0 0 0 3
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 0 0 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 305 405 204 11 925

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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