Bellevue Community College: Narrative Description

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3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Tel: (425)564-1000; Admissions: (425)564-2222; Fax: (425)564-2261; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 96-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending 2002-03: $2722 per student. Total enrollment: 13,716. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 36:1. Students come from 32 states and territories, 64 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 68% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2523 Full-time, $76.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7731 full-time, $248.05 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Bellevue Community College Library with 42,000 books, 485 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.2 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Bellevue is a suburban community of Seattle and enjoys temperate climate with an average rainfall of 33.5 inches. The city has churches of most denominations, a hospital, good shopping facilities, and major civic and fraternal organizations serving the area.

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