Bellevue College is a diverse, vibrant campus community. We welcome students, employees and visitors from the world over to our campuses in Bellevue, near Seattle. As the third largest institution of higher education in Washington state, we open the doors of higher education to more than 37,000 students each year.
We’re a student-focused, open-access institution, placing a strong emphasis on excellent teaching and small class sizes.
The majority of our students enroll in one of six transfer programs – they complete the first two years of their education here and then transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degrees. We send more transfer students to the University of Washington than any other community or technical college in the state.
Another group of BC students are career-focused – we offer 100 professional and technical programs in high-demand career fields that prepare our students for the jobs of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.
Others choose BC to advance their education to advance in careers with a Continuing Education class; earn college credit while still in high school via Running Start; learn English or improve basic skills; or retool their skills in our Worker Retraining program.
We currently offer six bachelor's of applied science degrees and are developing more to meet the growing need for trained professionals in emerging and in-demand fields such as nurshing, imaging, and healthcare management and will open our state-of-the-art health sciences facility in 2015.