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Whatcom Community College Demographics & Diversity

Bellingham, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Whatcom Community College are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Whatcom Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 1%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 8%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Whatcom Community College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Whatcom Community College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Whatcom Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Whatcom Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,196
Women 1,523

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Whatcom Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Whatcom Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,345 per year

41% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,719
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.1%
Part time Undergrads 41.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237039 IPEDS survey data for Whatcom Community College.