Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Tel: (425)564-1000
13,455 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 13,455 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 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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 362 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
College Bellevue College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 362 staff
61 staff
Bellevue College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 13,455 has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 48% over five years.
Total Enrollment 13,455 students 1,315 students
Bellevue College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Bellevue College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,545 students
815 students
Bellevue College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,910 students
1,061 students
Bellevue College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bellevue College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bellevue College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Bellevue College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Bellevue College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bellevue College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bellevue College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Bellevue College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Bellevue College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Bellevue College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.73 0.70
Bellevue College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,754 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,944 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,754 $5,590
Bellevue College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,944 $10,086
Bellevue College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 43%
Bellevue College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
  • 3,042 students | 6.80 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton, WA 98056
  • 3,652 students | 8.30 Mi11605 132nd Ave NE
    Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 6,959 students | 8.30 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
  • 804 students | 8.60 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton, WA 98057
  • 1,540 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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. 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.