General Information About Bellingham Technical College
Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Plan Careful and thoughtful strategic planning is essential to both the short-term and long-term success of any institution. This is especially true in the increasingly turbulent times in which colleges must now exist. Economic challenges abound at present, with resulting increases in student populations adding to the stress. But just as quickly, a college might find itself, in a not too distant future, struggling to find students to fill its programs. Therefore, it is essential college leadership think strategically and plan carefully, always allowing within the scope of a plan the ability to adjust to the environment that presents itself. This can best be described as agility—the ability to read the environment, alter course accordingly to meet student and employer needs, and all without falling away from the mission of presenting high quality in all that is done. Our goal at Bellingham Technical College is agile excellence. We seek, with this strategic plan, to be an educational institution with multiple access points, meeting the needs of a variety of students presenting a variety of life needs that influence the how, when, and where they must learn. We seek, with this strategic plan, to be an educational institution upon which business and industry can depend to quickly supply quality workers ready and able to meet their workforce needs. And above all else, we seek, with this strategic plan, to be an institution covered in a blanket of excellence pervading all areas in which we are engaged. Quality, agility, adaptability, and responsive all describe Bellingham Technical College and the strategic plan that guides us.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- 2-4 years certificate
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 80%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 6,317 Native American 137.0 Asian 164.0 African American 87.0 Hispanic 250.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,411 Enrolled FullTime Graduates