Bellevue College

Bellevue College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bellevue College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 440 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is diagnostic medical sonography/sonographer and ultrasound technician.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, BC is ranked #208 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

BC also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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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.

Learn more about Bellevue College admissions.

Bellevue College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Bellevue College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 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

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?

The overall average net price of BC is $7,870. 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 +
$6,386 $7,478 $10,173 $12,403 $14,277

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,495 a year. That adds up to $21,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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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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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
Computer Science 40 NA
Design & Applied Arts 36 $37,208
Data Processing 35 NA
Nursing 25 NA
Accounting 22 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22 NA
Marketing 20 NA
Computer Software & Applications 12 NA
Allied Health Professions 8 NA
Health Sciences & Services 7 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 2019-2020, 12,013 students took at least one online class at Bellevue College. This is an increase from the 5,788 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 12,013 11,944
2018-2019 5,788 2,565
2017-2018 5,735 2,685
2016-2017 5,492 2,545
2015-2016 5,407 2,571

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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