Located in the greater Seattle area, Bellevue College is poised at the intersection of evolving educational models, global citizenship, tech innovation, and industry. With a commitment to the open access and the social justice mission of community colleges, Bellevue College intends to build a dynamic national model of a hybrid institution of higher education for the 21st Century. The college has developed a culture of excellence focused on student success since its founding in 1966 (then "Bellevue Community College"). This perfect nexus of academic excellence, strategic location, and pulse on marketplace needs is why Bellevue College is the third-largest institution of higher education and largest community college in the state with over 30,000 students annually. It offers a comprehensive array of programs including 12 bachelor's degrees, 8 associate degree transfer programs, 15 professional/ technical associate degrees and 95 certificates, and a myriad of training programs.
Bellevue College welcomes and serves a diverse student body hailing from the local community and around the world. Similarly, the exceptional faculty and staff provide a learning experience that crosses cultural contexts and emphasizes global social responsibility. Bellevue College has long been known for not just preparing its students for careers but also molding the next generation of leaders.