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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?

2,783 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award 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.

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Bellevue College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

BC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#153 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: https://bellevuecollege.edu

How Do I Get Into BC?

You can apply to BC online at: https://bellevuecollege.edu/admissions/apply/

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

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

6,866 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,226 undergraduate students at BC, with 6,866 being full-time and 6,360 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,866 full-time undergraduates at BC, 46% are male and 54% 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 1,261
Black or African American 268
Hispanic or Latino 657
White 2,777
International Students 839
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,064

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.

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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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,439 0 0 1,439
General Business/Commerce 0 188 0 0 188
Computer Software & Applications 86 26 17 17 146
Accounting 46 26 19 25 116
Nursing 0 78 0 34 112
Allied Health Professions 5 91 0 8 104
Design & Applied Arts 0 44 0 41 85
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 33 31 64
Computer Programming 10 33 14 0 57
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 9 7 0 54
Data Processing 0 0 0 53 53
General Physical Sciences 0 51 0 0 51
Data Entry 49 0 0 0 49
Business Administration & Management 18 12 4 0 34
Computer Systems Networking 0 21 11 0 32
Health Sciences & Services 0 19 0 9 28
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 23 0 24
Health & Physical Education 20 0 0 0 20
Mechanical Engineering 0 18 0 0 18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 15 0 0 15
Computer Science 0 0 0 14 14
Electrical Engineering 0 13 0 0 13
Business Support & Assistant Services 12 0 0 0 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 9 9
Marketing 1 6 0 2 9
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 9 0 0 0 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 0 0 6
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 4 0 4
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 4 0 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 0 2 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering 0 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 2 0 2
Recreation Administration 2 0 0 0 2
Human Resource Management 0 0 1 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 1 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 298 2,104 138 243 2,783

References

*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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