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

1,127 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,755 Avg In-State Tuition

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Bellingham Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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
#1 Best Value General Engineering Technology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Heavy Equipment Maintenance Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Electromechanical Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Instrumentation Technology Graduates College Factual
#3 Best Value Colleges for Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology College Factual
#8 Best Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Electromechanical Engineering Technology Graduates College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Electromechanical Engineering Technology College Factual
#16 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Bellingham Technical College?

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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: https://www.btc.edu/

Can I Afford Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute?

$2,755 In-State Tuition
8% Take Out Loans
15.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute students paid $77 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $91 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,755 $3,262
Fees $1,160 $1,649
Books and Supplies $930 $930

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,446 a year. That adds up to $21,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute is 15.5%. 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

1,127 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,848 undergraduate students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, with 1,127 being full-time and 721 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,127 full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, 55% are male and 45% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 141
White 718
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 212

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

1,001 Took All Classes Online
1,326 Took At Least One Class Online
70.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,326 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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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 70.3%. This is the #424 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Engineering Technology 37 28 0 2 67
Electrician 0 17 21 0 38
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 36 0 0 0 36
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 16 13 3 0 32
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 4 11 11 0 26
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 12 14 0 0 26
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 25 0 0 25
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 15 0 10 0 25
Instrumentation Technology 0 22 0 0 22
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 12 0 12
Welding Technology/Welder 0 1 10 0 11
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 10 0 0 10
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 1 8 0 9
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 7 0 0 7
Other Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services 5 0 0 0 5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 4 0 0 0 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 2 0 0 2
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 2 0 0 2
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 0 0 0 1
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 1 0 0 0 1
Building/Property Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Surgical Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 0 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 0 0 0 0 0
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 0 0 0 0 0
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 131 162 75 2 370

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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