Bellevue College

Bellevue College

Bellevue COllege (formerly Bellevue Community College) is a community college situated in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. It was founded in 1966. The campus covers 99 acres. The college was designated as "Microsoft IT Showcase School" by Microsoft Corporation in 2006.

Bellevue enrolls more than 35,000 students each year and making it one of the largest community colleges and the second largest institution of higher education in Washington State. Bellevue offers many associate's degree programs which cofer the first two years of a college education. They also offer degrees, certificates and various other educational programs. Bellevue also offers several high school programs, such as Running Start, for students who are 16 and older.

The athletic teams of Bellevue participate in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue , WA 98007-6484
General Phone: (425) 564-1000

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Bellevue College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts920foreign languages and literature, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management373business, business management, accounting technology, human resources, marketing
Medical Support and Technology79nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, phlebotomy
Computer Science and Engineering77computer programming, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, computer support
Office and Administration60data entry, office management, general office occupations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing, nursing assistant
Design45interior design
Science43physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and administration, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Medical Administration34medical records tech, clinical assistant, medical receptionist
Education and Teaching25early childhood education, teacher education
Real Estate and Construction Management13real estate
Therapy and Counseling10substance abuse counseling
Media7photo and film tech, desktop publishing and imaging
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management

Number of programs and degrees for Bellevue College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,50026
Award of less than 1 academic year19320
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9615

Bellevue College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bellevue College had a total enrollment of 12,305 students (9,336 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 16%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 23%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Bellevue College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 51 %

Bellevue College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bellevue, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bellevue College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,045
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,259
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Bellevue College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 376900)

Bellevue College Faculty

Bellevue College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track931
Non-tenured and not on tenure track68

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year76$60,50594$58,363
All faculty totalacademic year76$60,50594$58,363

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bellevue College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports72633

Bellevue College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Bellevue College Apart:

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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of degrees in design
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 11%Bellevue College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 11%Bellevue College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of degree programs
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Top 14%Bellevue College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 17%Bellevue College % of degrees in office and administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%Bellevue College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 19%Bellevue College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 20%Bellevue College % of degrees in business and management

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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