Bellevue College ranks high and wins awards


Recently Bellevue College has earned high rankings and awards, both locally and nationally, for its service to students and innovative academic programs. They include:

2017 Gives High Grades for BC Online Programs and Coding Boot Camp Partnership


Award logo for being named a top ten online school for WashingtonLogo for Top 25 University-Affiliated Boot campsIn January 2017, ranked Bellevue College as one of the ‘Top Ten Best Colleges in Washington‘ for online learning. The website noted that Bellevue College programs boast “flexibility and ease for students with busy schedules or other demanding commitments outside of school.” BC offers four degrees that can be completed online, or through a combination of online and hybrid classes, including the Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management and Leadership.


The website also ranked the partnership between Bellevue College Continuing Education and Coding Dojo as No. 10 in the ‘Top 25 University-Affiliated Coding Boot Camps for 2017’ nationwide. The boot camp offers “some of the most current and in-demand programming languages, Ruby on Rails and JavaScript/MEAN.” The online and weekend courses give students “the credentials to break into the Pacific Northwest’s tech industry.”

2016 Community Impact Awards: Job Creation & Workforce Development – Bellevue College/Year Up Partnership

Logo for the 2016 Community Impact Award

The Bellevue College and Year Up partnership was selected from among 72 companies and organizations overall, and as 1 of 3 finalists in the category of Job Creation and Workforce Development. Together, Bellevue College and Year Up provide a one-year, intensive training program for opportunity youth ages 18-24 (opportunity youth is defined nationally as people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working). The program provides a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. For the class that graduated in January 2016, 90% were working or in school full time, with an average wage of $23.62/hour within four months of graduation. Local companies employing those graduates include Nordstrom, Expedia, Microsoft, Amazon, Liberty Mutual, Starbucks, and Zillow.

“We have a lot of jobs in the Seattle area – as one of the largest tech centers in the country we often have tech jobs that go unfilled,” said Al Lewis, vice president of economic and workforce development at Bellevue College. “There are also so many people who want to work and want to advance – they lack appropriate training and access to these positions. Year Up has long recognized “The Opportunity Divide” – the gap between talented young adults and the opportunity for jobs. Our partnership allows us to collectively work to close this gap. Postsecondary institutions can provide training that directly and quickly prepares people to work. Not just bachelor’s degrees, but certificates and applied degrees that get our communities workforce ready in a short amount of time.” Learn more on BC Today.’s 2016 annual College Salary Report Ranks BC In Top 25 badge for top earning alumni.

PayScale’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report reports on salary data for alumni of a total of 1,388 schools nationwide. Bellevue College ranked in the top 25 in terms of community colleges whose alumni earn the highest salary when it comes to mid-career median earnings, with a salary of $63,400. View the full report online.




Badge for Bst Ultrasound TechnicianBadge for Radiology Technology Best School

Bellevue College ‘s program for Radiology Technician was recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring Bellevue College for having the No. 4 Best Ultrasound Technician Program at a four-year school in the nation, and the No. 45 Best Radiology Technician Program at a four-year school in the nation.

“We wanted to highlight schools like Bellevue College, who are striving for excellence in online education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These colleges offer an exceptional educational experience, upholding rigorous accreditation standards and showing an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must hold public or private not-for-profit status and carry institutional accreditation. Top schools are determined by using a value-based methodology that analyzes more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative data points.

Bellevue College Institutional Advancement Team Wins 12 NCMPR Awards


Bellevue College won 12 awards at the 2016 National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 7 conference, the most BC has ever won in a single year, for its work in graphic design, advertising, communication and publications. The Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement at community and technical colleges in marketing and PR.

Image of the NCMPR Medallion Award logo

Newsletter: Foundation Newsletter (Spring & Summer)
Print Advertisement Series: 50th Anniversary Ads
Logo Design: SAMI
Fundraising Campaign: We are BC

Postcard: Get Your Spring On
Class Schedule: Fall 2016 Redesigned
Logo Design: BC Cares
Online Advertising: People Are Talking Campaign
Foundation Annual Report: Foundation Annual Report
Brochure: People are Talking

Special Event Promotion: BC Bingo
Notes/Card/Invitations: BCF Holiday Card

Last Updated July 6, 2017