Accreditation, Equal Opportunity
Bellevue College Mission and Vision Statement
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region. (The BC Mission was approved by the BC Board of Trustees, June 11, 2008.)
Bellevue College is the region’s college of choice, based on its excellence, innovation, and national recognition for exemplary programs. (The BC Vision was approved by the BC Board of Trustees, June 11, 2008.) Read more...
Distance Education Program
Distance Education enhances and
supports the mission of the college by delivering
a comprehensive selection of college courses, degrees,
and certificates via the Internet and other digital
communication systems. We maximize educational
and training options for all students, enabling
them to achieve their academic goals and meet the
challenges and opportunities posed by new careers,
new technologies, and life transitions.
Bellevue College Is An Accredited Academic
Bellevue College is accredited as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2010. The accrediting body is located at:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, Washington 98052-3981. Learn more...
Equal Opportunity and Reasonable
Bellevue College reaffirms
its policy of equal opportunity regardless of
race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status,
disability, or status as a disabled veteran or
Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all
programs and facilities, including, but not limited
to, admissions, educational programs, and employment.
Bellevue College is committed to providing access and reasonable
accommodation in its services, programs, activities
and education for individuals with disabilities.
To request disability
accommodation in the admission application process
contact the Disability Resource Center
564-2498 TTY: (425) 564-4110 Fax:
(425) 564-4138 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/drc
action can be a cause for disciplinary action.
Coordination of the compliance efforts at Bellevue College
with respect to discrimination laws is under
the direction of Vice-President
for Human Resources, Bellevue
College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE,
Bellevue, WA 98007-6454,VOICE:
(425) 564-2274 TTY: (425) 564-4184.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Bellevue College Student Handbook includes information about campus policies, including procedures for grade challenges and academic concerns. http://bellevuecollege.edu/stupro/handbook/policies/default.html
Information regarding campus policies is on the Bellevue College website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/policies/
For those students residing in states other than Washington who are taking Bellevue College classes, you may wish to contact your local regulatory offices. For more information, please contact Liz Anderson, Director of Distance Education, at email@example.com or by phone at 425-564-2453 (toll free: 1-877-641-2712).
About Bellevue College
Bellevue College opened its doors in 1966. Now
serving over 38,000 students annually, more than
half of those in credit degree or certificate programs,
Bellevue College is the third largest
institution of higher learning in Washington State.
Over 70% of students are full-time, credit-seeking
students, 59% female and 41% male, with an average
age of 31. Eighty-six percent of professional/technical
graduates are employed within nine months and professional/technical
graduates earn a median hourly wage of $19.80, well
above the community college system average of $12.89
for the state.
BC graduates over 2,000 students
annually, sending more transfer students to four-year
schools than any other community college in the
state of Washington. BC offers associate degrees,
certificates and continuing education programs in
the traditional arts, humanities and sciences, computer
technology, communications, business, health sciences,
social sciences, educational development and numerous
other professional and technical fields.
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