Awards and Achievements

This is a partial list of BC’s awards for excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership. The list covers the period 2017-2023.

Students walk on BC's campus.




  • BC ranked #1 – best return on investment among public colleges in Washington
  • BC ranked #1 – best community colleges in Washington
  • BC ranked #3 – best public colleges in Washington
  • BC ranked #8 – most affordable colleges in Washington
  • BC ranked #13 – best nursing school in Washington
  • BC recognized by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations for communication excellence
  • BC awarded National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduates STEM Education Grant supporting underrepresented students pursuing degrees in STEM fields
  • BC awarded Department of Education Title III Award – providing support to improve educational outcomes for historically excluded student populations
  • BC awarded Department of Justice Office of Violence against Women Grant supporting efforts to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus
  • BC awarded TRIO student Support Services Grant providing support services and resources to low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities to help student success, retention and completion