Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham Technical College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bellingham.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,392 students attend the school. Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Bellingham Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,568, and fees were $893. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,045 and $1,342 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students2,392|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Bellingham Technical College program for nurses is designed for students who have graduated from a Practical Nursing Program and who possess an up to date Washington State LPN license.
The program is specifically intended for graduates from the Bellingham LPN program and PN graduates will be given priority in the application process.
The LPN-RN prepares graduates to be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be a licensed Registered Nurse.
The program is offered in three quarters of study with each quarter requiring an average of 140 hours of study. The curriculum consists of a combination of theoretical instruction, laboratory and clinical practice.
The class schedule consists of one to three six-eight hour days a week while clinical practice experience at health care facilities are scheduled Thursdays through Sundays during the day or in the evening.
Admission to the program is usually offered twice a year depending on the availability of space.
- Current LPN License for practice in Washington
- Proof of having completed a minimum of 1000 hours of experience as an LPN in the last five years
- Completed application for the College
- Official transcripts for pre-requisite courses.
- Fill Criminal History Background Check
An applicant accepted into the program will be required to submit health assessment report, drug panel screening, current CPR certification and a current copy of LPN license.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$71/credit|
|In State Students||$71/credit|
|Out of State Students||$85/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Bellingham Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$793|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$3,485|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||39%||$557|
|Federal Student Loans||19%||$3,484|
$4,522Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$2,941|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,088|
|$48,001 to $75,000$9,873|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.