(formerly Bellevue Community College or BCC
) is a community college
located in Bellevue, Washington
, a suburb of Seattle
. It serves 35,000 students per year, making it the largest community college and second largest institution of higher education overall in Washington state (behind the University of Washington
and ahead of Washington State University
). Bellevue College offers associate's degree
programs covering the first two years of a college education as well as degrees, certificates, and continuing education programs. The college has a range of distance and online learning options as well.
In 2007, the college started a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Radiation and Imaging Sciences. In 2009, bachelor degree offerings expanded to include a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Interior Design.
Bellevue Community College was established in 1966 as an alternative place of higher education for residents of the east side of Lake Washington
. in portable classrooms on the campus of Newport High School
. Two years later, construction began on a permanent campus, and school size grew throughout the 1970s. During the 1980s, slow growth led to a reduction in staff and enrollment. College growth once again increased during the 1990s, and... Read More