• Public (state-assisted)
  • Open-access
  • Community-based
  • Coeducational
  • Primarily associate degree-granting four-year institution of higher learning

Founding Date

January 1966 (original name: Bellevue Community College)

Service District

School districts of Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valley. However, more than half of BC’s students are from outside these districts.

Legislative Districts

Washington State – 5th, 39th, 41st, 45th, 48th
Congressional: 1st, 8th, 9th


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)


Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Student Eligibility

Any applicant who has graduated from high school, or is 16 or 17 years old with proof of GED completion, or is 18 years of age or older

Award Levels


Academic Calendar

Quarterly (summer, fall, winter, spring); academic year runs July through June


29,658 students, including over 2,600 high school students participating in the Running Start program.

Official School Colors

Blue & Silver