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2012-2013 Fact Sheet

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Employee Population: Faculty (full- and part-time) = 1,062; Staff = 4821    Size of Main Campus: 100 acres

Note: Employee and student population data are reported in terms of unduplicated headcounts. Percentages may not total to 100% due to rounding.

Student Population

Student enrollment
  Degree-seeking students All Students
Quarterly2 6,000 19,000
Annually 9,600 34,000
  Degree-seeking students All Students
Females 54.9% 57.5%
Males 45.1% 42.5%
  Degree-seeking students All Students
Median 23.6 25.2
Average 27.6 30.7

Did you know...

  • Nearly two-thirds of BC's student population lived within the college's service area: the City of Bellevue and other cities and towns in east King County.
  • Annually BC enrolls 1,800 International students representing more than 70 countries and 1,600 Running Start students from nearly 30 school districts.
  • 79% of all enrollments are in courses leading to a degree or certificate
  • 21% of all enrollments are in continuing education, basic skills, and English as a Second Language courses.

New degree-seeking students (n~7,600)5

  • Median Age: 22.1
Enrollment status6
Full-time Part-time
54.4% 45.6%
Area of study
Academic transfer Professional-technical, including Baccalaureate
56.0% 44.0%
  • Employed while enrolled: 50.9% % employed part-time is twice that of those employed full-time
  • Students with dependents: 17.9%
  • Grants and scholarships recipients7: 30.9%
  • Students with Disabilities: 950 served
Asian and Pacific Islander 21.5%
African American 6.9%
Hispanic 10.6%
Native American 0.8%
Multi-Racial 3.0%
White 55.0%
Other 2.2%

Student Outcomes

Total academic year 2012-13 Awards Conferred : 2937
Baccalaureate degree 52
Associate Degree, AAS-T 69
Associate Degree, Prof-tech 362
Associate Degree, Transfer 1595
Certificate, one year 167
Certificate, less than one-year 637
HS Completion 55
  • BC offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and applied baccalaureate degrees in Interior Design, Healthcare Technology and Management, Information Systems and Technology, and Radiation and Imaging Sciences.
Professional-technical program graduate success9
Bellevue College All WA Community Colleges
Job Placement Rate (within 9 months of graduation) 77% 78%

College Transfer

In academic year 2012-13, over 1500 BC students transferred to a WA public four-year institution or entered a Baccalaureate of Applied Science program at a two year college.


  1. Includes classified and exempt staff only.
  2. Average of fall, winter, and spring quarters only.
  3. Data are only for students who identified within this characteristic.
  4. Data are only for students who identified within this characteristic.
  5. Within this context, New Degree-seeking students are defined as those who have indicated an intent to pursue a transfer or professional-techical program of study and plan to attend BC one or two years or long enough to complete a degree and have no previously earned postsecondary degree or certificate.
  6. Full-time is defined as enrolled in 12 or more credits; part-time is less than 12 credits.
  7. Only new degree-seeking students eligible to receive aid, excludes those receiving loans.
  8. Data are only for students who identified within this characteristic. Students who identified as Hispanic are not counted in any other race category.
  9. Most recent data are for the exiting class of 2011-12.


This document is managed by the Office of Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and was last updated January 2014.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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