Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue
WA, 98007-6484
Tel: (425)564-1000
13,177 students
Public institution

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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 13,177 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Bellevue College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Lake Washington Institute of Technology (8.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bellevue College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 13,177 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,177 students
1,283 students
Bellevue College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,344 students
832 students
Bellevue College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,833 students
1,020 students
Bellevue College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bellevue College sch enrollment Bellevue College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
19%
2%
Bellevue College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Bellevue College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Bellevue College Black (2006-2012)
% White
68%
66%
Bellevue College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bellevue College More (2008-2012)
Bellevue College sch ethnicity Bellevue College sta ethnicity
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. 0.50 0.45
Bellevue College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,763 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,953 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,763 $5,940
Bellevue College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,953 $10,075
Bellevue College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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