Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

School Details

The public four-year Bellevue College (BC) originated as Bellevue Community College when it first opened its doors in the 1960s. In 2009, the institution transitioned to Bellevue College with the concurrent expansion of Bachelor’s degree programs. BC retains core themes of “student success” and “teaching and learning excellence” along with commitments to the campus and community.  

Currently, Bellevue College enrolls 37,000 students annually - 9,800 are degree-seeking students. Additionally, there is a wide range of diversity with a student body consisting of approximately 64 percent white, 22 percent Asian and Pacific Islander American, seven percent African American, and other ethnic groups. In addition, the average age of all students is 30.  

The main campus is located in Bellevue, Washington and BC also maintains a second North Campus in Bellevue. Bellevue College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Bellevue College awards Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees, in addition to certificates and career training programs. Students can enroll in the following Bachelor’s degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences
In addition, degree-seeking students can complete any of the six transfer Associate’s degree programs in Applied-Science, Arts & Sciences, Business, Elementary Education, Math Education, and an Associate in Science with concentrations in fields of studies in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering. Students may also complete non-transfer Associate’s degrees in General Studies and Occupational and Life Skills. 

Furthermore, certificate programs offer a variety of studies and are based on the number of credit hours. There are Certificates of Achievement, Certificates of Accomplishment, and Certificates of Completion. Continuing education courses support professional development and provide personal enrichment options for students regardless of age. Numerous classes vary by topic and range from glassblowing and interior design to real estate programs and courses  enhancing computer skills.

Bellevue College also supports distance learning for added convenience. Coursework is hosted online or delivered by telecourses via videos. BC offers the following online degree programs:
  • Associate in Arts and Sciences - Direct Transfer
  • Associate in Business - Direct Transfer
  • Associate in Arts in General Studies, not transferable
  • Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Technology & Management
In partnership with other institutions, Bellevue also provides added online opportunities for degree-seeking students desiring to transfer. Capella University works with BC to support Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management, Health Care, Information Technology, Psychology, and Public Safety. Students can also pursue online Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Human Development through BC and Washington State University Online. And students can transfer through articulation agreements into Western Governor’s University and complete a number of Bachelor’s degrees including the fields of education, business, and information technologies. 

Students can also choose from more than 10 online certificate programs, including programs in business, computer information, and accounting. Online courses at Bellevue are taught asynchronously by the same faculty that teach counterpart programs on-campus. Students can complete a self-assessment to help determine online learning readiness.

Interested first-time students will need to submit the application and fee, and may need to submit official transcripts. The next step will be the completion of the English / Math Skills Assessments, followed by an advising session. International students will also need to submit additional documentation, including proof of English language proficiency and financial support. Some degree-specific programs require additional prerequisites and requirements.

Tuition at Bellevue College is based on Washington state residency and course levels. The following rates do not include extra applicable fees.

Lower division Courses (299 & below)
  • Residents, $106.84 per credit hour
  • Non-residents, $278.84 per credit hour
Upper division Courses (300 & above)
  • Residents, $245.45 per credit hour
  • Non-residents, $598.42 per credit hour
Distance Education
  • Residents, $106.84 per credit
  • Non-residents, U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder), $119.84 per credit hour
  • International students and non-resident on-campus, $278.84 per credit hour
For students needing financial assistance, Bellevue College offers a wide range of aid programs. Students may qualify for:
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • State Need Grant
  • BC Grant
  • State Work Study
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans
  • Parent PLUS Loans
  • Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits, including GI Bill benefits
  • Private alternative loans
  • Scholarships




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Bachelor's degree
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