Whatcom Community College is a two-year college located on a 71-acre campus in Bellingham, Washington. The Whatcom Community College was established in 1967 and was one of the first community colleges to offer classes without a centralized campus. The first programs were offered in 1970 in areas like Farm Management and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. In the mid-1980s, the board of trustees started work for developing a campus in Cordata. As the time passed, the enrollment in the college grew but the college maintained its commitment towards providing personalized instruction and promotion of success in students of all age groups.
As of 2009-2010, Whatcom Community College has a total enrollment of 12,275 students. Whatcom Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.