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Bellevue College Overview

Bellevue College is a public institution situated in Bellevue, Washington. The location of BC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Bellevue College Known For?

6,858 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,021 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at BC.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, BC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,500 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.

Bellevue College Rankings

BC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that BC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for BC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 476
Best Colleges for Veterans 480
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 530

Where Is Bellevue College?

Location of Bellevue College

Contact details for BC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Landerholm Cir Se, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Phone: 425-564-1000

How Do I Get Into BC?

You can apply to BC online at:

Bellevue College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Bellevue College?

6% Take Out Loans
7.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of BC is $7,021. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,255 $6,990 $8,230 $12,149 $12,717

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $5,651 a year. That adds up to $22,604 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Bellevue College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,858 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,322 undergraduate students at BC, with 6,858 being full-time and 6,464 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BC

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,858 full-time undergraduates at BC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bellevue College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,234
Black or African American 277
Hispanic or Latino 635
White 2,780
International Students 937
Other Races/Ethnicities 995

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Bellevue College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 76 countries are represented at BC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Bellevue College

2,685 Took All Classes Online
5,735 Took At Least One Class Online
2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,735 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of BC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bellevue College was 2.2%. This is the #1,883 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bellevue College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 26 25 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 91 8 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 9 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 4 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 12 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 2 0 0 0
Computer Programming 33 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 14 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 26 17 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 21 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 53 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 44 41 0 0
Electrical Engineering 13 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 188 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 51 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 31 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 19 9 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,439 0 0 0
Marketing 6 2 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 18 0 0 0
Nursing 78 34 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 15 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 0 0
Total 4,208 486 0 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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