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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1966
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, Washington, United States, 98007
    • Phone:
    • +14255641000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Bellevue College Washington

Bellevue College is located within the city limits of Bellevue, Washington, along the Interstate 90 corridor. The main campus is situated on 100 wooded acres within sight of the Cascade Range and the Puget Sound, approximately five miles from downtown Bellevue and 10 miles from downtown Seattle.

Bellevue College (BC) is the largest of the 34 institutions that make up the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system, and the third-largest institution of higher education overall in the state (behind the University of Washington and Washington State University).

The institution offers transfer associate degree programs that cover the first two years of a college education, a multitude of professional-technical degrees and certificates, a large continuing education program, and a variety of pre-college programs. The college also has a variety of distance education and online learning options. Since 2007, BC has offered four-year bachelor's degrees.

BC’s service district includes the public school districts of Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valley.

Academic Highlights

Bellevue College's instructional programs are structured into five major divisions: Arts and Humanities; Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute; Institute for Business and Information Technology; Science; and Social Science.

Life in Bellevue College Washington

BC's athletic teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference, also known as the NWAC, in the following sports: baseball, softball, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, and women's tennis.

Campus athletic facilities include a 1,000-seat baseball field (Courter Field), a soccer field, and the Courter Family Athletic Pavilion, which contains a 2,500-seat gymnasium.

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Notable Alumni

  • Jim Caviezel 
  • Evan Meek
  • Blake Hawksworth
  • Nick Thune
  • Stefano Langone
  • Jaime Herrera Beutier

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Bellevue College Washington acceptance Rate 100%

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