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Bellevue College Data & Information Overview

445 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
5% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bellevue College Ranked?

#541 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in WA
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 445 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health information/medical records technology/technician.

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Overall Quality

BC is ranked #541 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BC held the #643 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

BC also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BC?

Open Admissions Policy

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.

Learn more about Bellevue College admissions.

Bellevue College Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
34% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bellevue College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bellevue College

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bellevue College.

Bellevue College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,747 Full-Time Undergraduates
42.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,286 undergraduates at BC with 6,747 being full-time and 5,539 being part-time.

How Much Does Bellevue College Cost?

$8,343 Net Price
4% Take Out Loans
$21,944 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of BC is $8,343. 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 +
$6,775 $8,550 $10,072 $14,454 $14,388

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 4% of students took out student loans averaging $5,486 a year. That adds up to $21,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do BC Graduates Make?

$54,232 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $54,232 in their early years. That's great news for BC students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Bellevue College make the most money.

Location of Bellevue College

Washington State
6,747 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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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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

28 Majors With Completions
2,407 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 45 $34,563
Health & Medical Administrative Services 34 NA
Computer Science 32 NA
Nursing 31 NA
Accounting 26 NA
Data Processing 26 $62,976
Marketing 25 NA
Computer Software & Applications 22 NA
Allied Health Professions 12 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 NA

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

Online Learning at BC

92% Take At Least One Class Online
73% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 10,600 students took at least one online class at Bellevue College. This is a decrease from the 12,013 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 10,600 8,471
2019-2020 12,013 11,944
2018-2019 5,788 2,565
2017-2018 5,735 2,685
2016-2017 5,492 2,545

Learn more about online learning at Bellevue College.

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.


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