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Bellevue College Overview

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

What Is Bellevue College Known For?

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  • The student loan default rate at BC is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at BC.
  • In <nil>, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from BC makes roughly $57,963 a year. This is 42% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is 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. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Bellevue College?

4% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BC, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $5,486 a year. That adds up to $21,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bellevue College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,038 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,546 undergraduate students at BC, with 6,038 being full-time and 5,508 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 6,038 full-time undergraduates at BC, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,288
Black or African American 241
Hispanic or Latino 586
White 2,217
International Students 552
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,154

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

8,471 Took All Classes Online
10,600 Took At Least One Class Online
91.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 10,600 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 91.4%. This is the #449 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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%.


*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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