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Bellevue College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Bellevue College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bellevue College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bellevue College was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Bellevue College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Bellevue College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bellevue College, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bellevue College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bellevue College

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Excellent Overall Diversity at BC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,563 undergraduates at BC with 6,602 being full-time and 5,961 being part-time.

BC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 86.48 out of 100, BC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Bellevue College Cost?

The overall average net price of BC is $7,021. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,255 $6,990 $8,230 $12,149 $12,717

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $5,651 a year. That adds up to $22,604 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,500 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Bellevue College make the most money.

Location of Bellevue College

Bellevue College is a public institution located in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Bellevue College

Contact details for BC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Landerholm Cir Se, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Phone: 425-564-1000

Bellevue College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Data Processing 53 NA
Design & Applied Arts 41 NA
Nursing 34 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31 NA
Accounting 25 NA
Computer Software & Applications 17 NA
Computer Science 14 NA
Health Sciences & Services 9 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9 NA
Allied Health Professions 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bellevue College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 5,735 students took at least one online class at Bellevue College. This is an increase from the 5,492 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,735 2,685
2016-2017 5,492 2,545
2015-2016 5,407 2,571
2014-2015 4,871 2,327
2013-2014 5,071 2,482

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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