About Bellevue College


  • 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

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

Official School Colors

Blue & Silver