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List of Complaint Contacts by State

Bellevue College's own complaint process is a recommended first step toward resolving instructional and student service related issues.  The BC Student Handbook (BC Policies) describes the process in detail.

Contact information for Washington State's own higher education complaint agency is included in the state list below. Students may also contact our accreditation agency. Bellevue College is accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, please contact Bellevue’s Distance Education Department at


  • Alabama
    Alabama Commission on Higher Education
    P. O. Box 302000
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
    Alabama web link
  • Alaska
    Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
    P.O. Box 110505
    Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
    Alaska web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Arizona
    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    1400 West Washington, Room 260
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007
    Arizona web link
  • Arkansas
    Arkansas Department of Education
    114 East Capitol Ave
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Arkansas web link
  • California
    Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
    Sacramento, CA 95833
    California web link
  • Colorado
    Colorado Department of Higher Education
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
    Denver, CO 80202
    Colorado web link
  • Connecticut
    Board of Regents for Higher Education
    61 Woodland Street
    Hartford, CT 06105-2326
    Connecticut web link
  • Delaware
    Delaware Department of Education
    401 Federal Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
    Delaware web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • District of Columbia
    Education Licensure Commission
    941 North Capitol Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    District of Columbia web link
  • Florida
    Commission for Independent Education
    325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
    Florida web link
  • Georgia
    Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
    Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305
    Georgia web link
  • Hawaii
    Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection
    235 South Beretania Street, Suite 801
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    Hawaii web link
  • Idaho
    Idaho State Board of Education
    P.O. Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720-0037
    Idaho web link
  • Illinois
    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    431 East Adams, Second Floor
    Springfield, IL 62701-1418
    Illinois web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Indiana
    Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
    302 West Washington Street, Room E201
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Indiana web link
  • Iowa
    Iowa College Student Aid Commission
    603 E. 12th Street, FL 5th
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    Iowa web link
  • Kansas
    Kansas Board of Regents
    1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
    Topeka, KS 66612-1368
    Kansas web link
  • Kentucky
    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
    1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
    Frankfort KY 40601
    Kentucky web link  (towards bottom of page)
  • Louisiana
    Louisiana Board of Regents
    P.O. Box 3677
    Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
    Louisiana web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Maine
    Maine Department of Education
    Complaint Investigator
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333
    Maine web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Maryland
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    839 Bestgate Rd, Suite 400
    Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
    Maryland web link
  • Massachusetts
    Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
    Boston, MA 02108
    Massachusetts web link
  • Michigan
    Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
    201 N. Washington Square, 2nd Floor
    Lansing, MI 48913
    Michigan web link
  • Minnesota
    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
    Minnesota web link
  • Mississippi
    Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
    3825 Ridgewood Road
    Jackson, MS 39211-6453
    Mississippi web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Missouri
    Missouri Department of Higher Education
    205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
    Missouri web link
  • Montana
    Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
    2500 Broadway Street, PO Box 203201
    Helena, MT 59620-3201
    Montana web link
  • Nebraska
    Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
    P.O. Box 95005
    Lincoln NE 68509-5005
    Nebraska web link
  • Nevada
    Commission on Postsecondary Education
    3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
    Nevada web link
  • New Hampshire
    New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
    3 Barrell Court, Suite 300
    Concord, NH 03301
    New Hampshire web link
  • New Jersey
    New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
    P.O. Box 542
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
    New Jersey web link
  • New Mexico
    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    2048 Galisteo
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    New Mexico web link
  • New York
    Office of College and University Evaluation
    5 North Mezzanine
    Albany, NY 12234
    New York web link
  • North Carolina
    The University of North Carolina General Administration
    (On behalf of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors)
    910 Raleigh Rd., P.O. Box 2688
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    North Carolina web link
  • North Dakota
    North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education
    600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
    Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
    North Dakota web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Ohio
    Ohio Board of Regents
    30 East Broad Street, 36th floor
    Columbus, OH 43215-3414
    Ohio web link
  • Oklahoma
    State Regents for Higher Education
    655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    Oklahoma web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Oregon
    Office of Degree Authorization
    1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Oregon web link general link (link not found for complaint process)
  • Pennsylvania
    Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education
    333 Market Street, 12th floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    Pennsylvania web link
  • Rhode Island
    Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
    80 Washington Street, Shepard Bldg. Suite 524
    Providence, RI 02903
    Rhode Island web link
  • South Carolina
    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    1333 Main Street, Suite 200
    Columbia, SC 29201
    South Carolina web link
  • South Dakota
    South Dakota Board of Regents
    306 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501-2545
    South Dakota web link
  • Tennessee
    404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
    Nashville, TN 37243
    Tennessee web link
  • Texas
    Higher Education Coordinating Board
    1200 E. Anderson Lane
    Austin, TX 78752
    Texas web link
  • Utah
    Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    160 East 300 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    Utah web link
  • Vermont
    State of Vermont Department of Education
    120 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
    Vermont web link
  • Virginia
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Virginia web link
  • Washington
    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
    917 Lakeridge Way, PO Box 43430
    Olympia, WA 98504-3430
    Washington web link
  • West Virginia
    West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    1018 Kanawha Blvd E, Suite 700
    Charleston, WV 25301-2800
    West Virginia web link
  • Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Education Approval Board
    30 W. Mifflin St., 9th Floor, P.O. Box 8696
    Madison, WI 53708-8696
    Wisconsin web link
  • Wyoming
    Wyoming Department of Education
    2300 Capitol Avenue
    Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
    Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
    Wyoming web link general link (link not found for complaint process)