Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Tel: (425)564-1000
13,469 students
Public institution
Bellevue Community College is a comprehensive and innovative college that advances the life-long educational development of its students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The college accomplishes this purpose by providing high-quality, flexible educational programs and services that are academically, geographically, and financially accessible. Committed to teaching and learning excellence and employee growth and development, the college nurtures a supportive environment throughout its programs and services.
School Highlights
Bellevue College serves 13,469 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Bellevue College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Renton Technical College (6.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 366 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Bellevue College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 366 staff
62 staff
Bellevue College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 13,469 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 13,469 students 1,371 students
Bellevue College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Bellevue College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 6,556 students
779 students
Bellevue College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,913 students
1,083 students
Bellevue College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Bellevue College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bellevue College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Bellevue College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Bellevue College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Bellevue College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Bellevue College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Bellevue College More (2008-2014)
% Unknown races
Bellevue College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Bellevue College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Bellevue College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.71 0.70
Bellevue College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,754 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,944 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,754 $5,664
Bellevue College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,944 $10,360
Bellevue College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 40%
Bellevue College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bellevue Community College officially opened its doors on January 3, 1966, fulfilling the community's dream of a local, accessible institution of higher education. Lacking facilities of its own, the college held classes in the evening at Newport Senior High School. In the decades since, the college has grown to become the third largest institution of higher learning in the state, and has emerged as an educational leader, known nationally for its innovations. A two-year associate degree from BCC provides you with options—to transfer to a four-year university, learn a new career or pursue general studies. Certificate programs, which require less time to complete than an associate degree, help you acquire skills and experience in a variety of career areas in a shorter time period. BCC's flexible class options allow you to complete program requirements at convenient times that work for you. You may also choose to earn a degree or certificate completely online. Bellevue Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (Redmond, Wash.), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,359 students | 6.80 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton WA 98056
  • 3,660 students | 8.30 Mi11605 132nd Ave NE
    Kirkland WA 98034
  • 6,773 students | 8.30 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle WA 98122
  • 777 students | 8.60 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton WA 98057
  • 1,378 students | 9.50 Mi2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle WA 98121
Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,013 per year for in-state students and $7,601 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.