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BC Ranked #13 in the Nation for Online Learning

For the third consecutive year, Newsweek has collaborated with the respected global data firm Statista to unveil America's Top Online Colleges and America's Top Online Learning Providers 2024. Rankings are based on a survey of over 9,000 online learners, as well as our research about the institutions. Bellevue College is ranked in the top 20 - just below Harvard and Yale.

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BC Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded Bellevue College a $749,543 grant that will assist in the development and execution of the Pacific Northwest Open Extended Reality Initiative.

BC alumni talking with people at the IIDA awards ceremony

IIDA Student of the Year – Espe Zivkovic

A recent graduate of Bellevue College's Interior Design program, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter's student council president, and a student board leader on campus, Zivkovic wins the IIDA Student of the Year award.

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Bellevue College Still Working on its AI Policy

As educational institutions increasingly explore the potential of AI in enhancing learning experiences, BC's ongoing work in shaping its AI policy serves as a noteworthy case study.

Karissa Bodnar

BC Alumna Launches Thrive Causemetics to Empower Women

BC alumna, Karissa Bodnar launched Thrive Causemetics, a vegan direct-to-consumer cosmetics brand, in 2015. Thrive Causemetics offers cosmetics that are cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated with safe ingredients. Bodnar’s goal is to empower women through beauty. Bodnar’s success speaks for itself – global net sales topped $136.5 a mere 8 years after its founding.

Best College Towns in Washington | WorldAtlas

Seattle Metropolitan Area’s third-largest city, Bellevue, is located in King County’s Eastside region between Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east. The city is home to Bellevue College, the state’s third-largest higher education institution and the largest among the 34 institutions that form the Washington Community and Technical Colleges System. This public college offers various academic programs besides specialized education degrees and support programs for students with disabilities.  With 10,200 residents, 1,300 businesses, and 45,000 employees, Downtown Bellevue is currently Washington’s second-largest city center. The city houses many sites of interest, including the Bellevue Arts Museum, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, and a small baseball stadium named Bannerwood Park.

How the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Could Affect Washington Universities and BIPOC Students | South Seattle Emerald

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College ruled that Harvard College and the University of North Carolina’s usage of affirmative action violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. With the ruling, The Supreme Court has mandated that race can no longer be a factor in college admissions. 

My Journey Living With Schizophrenia | Planet Circulate

Joey Wilson is a third-generation Queen Anne resident. He spends time in his neighborhood, helping members of his community.

Instructor helping students

Colleges Expand Support for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

Universities across the country are expanding new support services for students with autism and related disorders.

“Today there are approximately 75 support programs offered for neurodiverse students in 29 states, mostly at four-year colleges,” according to an article this month in the publication Insight Into Diversity.

The term “neurodiversity” is “often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder and other neurological or developmental disorders such as ADHD or dyslexia,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

The 10 Most Affordable Colleges in the USA

A recent announcement suggested that the government would begin to position colleges and universities based on how affordable colleges are. This new initiative takes into account not only tuition fees but how much money a student can expect to spend in an entire term on items such as student housing etc. Bellevue College ranks #10 on this list.