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Quarterly (summer, fall, winter, spring)
Academic year runs July through June
Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valley school districts
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Certain programs additionally accredited by discipline-specific organizations
Bellevue College was founded in January 1966 under the name Bellevue Community College.
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
All credit and continuing ed students – 19,749
Students enrolled for credit – 18,517
Fall 2021 Students Enrolled for Credit – 12,667
The average age of BC credit students is 22.8; the median age is 20.0
44% are full-time students, taking 15 or more credits
Almost 1,200 International students (all visa types) enrolled in credit classes
Enrollment from 71 countries outside of the U.S.
Enrollment By Country (Top Ten)
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Latina, Latino, Latinx, or Hispanic
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Programs Of Study
14 Bachelor’s Degrees
9 Transfer Associate Degrees
2 Non-Transfer Associate Degrees
Academic Awards 2021-22
350 Bachelor’ Degrees
332 Professional Technical Associate Degrees
1,481 Academic Associate Degrees
155 High School Completions
Associate of Arts & Sciences (AAS) Direct Transfer Agreement
Associate of Arts (AA) in Business Direct Transfer Agreement Major Related Program
High School Completion
Associate of Arts & Sciences for Transfer (AAS-T) in Nursing
Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies
Associate of Science (AS) Science Transfer
Bachelor of Applied Art in Interior Design
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Science
Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) is an accredited associate degree program for adults with learning disabilities.
The Neurodiversity Navigators Program serves BC students who identify as neurodivergent, including those who identify as autistic.
# 1 Degree
Transfer to 4-year institutions is the #1 degree for BC students.
Did You Know…
47% of students who took their first college-level class at BC in Fall 2019 graduated or transferred to a four-year institution within three years.
Average Class Size
The average size of a class at BC is smaller than 21 students.
More than 3,000 students from local schools last year are in the Running Start program for high school students.
We are an equal opportunity institution