Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA 98225

Bellingham Technical College is one of the 35 public 4-year colleges in Washington. Its campus is small in size and located in Bellingham. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 55% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Bellingham Technical College's in-state tuition for 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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

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.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 52
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 11 40
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.6%
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.7%

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2.1 miles away
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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$71/credit
In State Students$71/credit
Out of State Students$85/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $3,195 $3,195 $3,825
ADN 70 $4,970 $4,970 $5,950
BSN 125 $8,875 $8,875 $10,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 50% $3,856
Other Federal Grant 6% $793
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,485
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $557
Federal Student Loans 19% $3,484
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

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