Bellevue College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,727
2.53% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,536
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.39%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
12,286
54.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.3%
172 Graduates

About

Bellevue College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bellevue College were Computer Science (40 degrees awarded), Interior Design (36 degrees), and Data Processing & Data Processing Technology (35 degrees).

In 2020, 2,484 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellevue College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,048 degrees), 2.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellevue College is $3,727, which is $−8,102 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Bellevue College is $3,727, which is $−8,102 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,536.

In 2020, 19% of undergraduate students attending Bellevue College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,727
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bellevue College was $3,727. The cost of tuition at Bellevue College is $−8,102 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$9,536
2020 Value
8.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bellevue College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,536. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bellevue College grew by 8.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,850
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellevue College was of $11,850 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

19% of undergraduate students at Bellevue College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 18.8% with respect to 2019, when 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.39%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bellevue College was 5.39%, which represents 39 out of the 723 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Bellevue College has a total enrollment of 12,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellevue College is 6,747 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,539. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Bellevue College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellevue College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.3% White, 18.2% Asian, 9.89% Two or More Races, 9.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% Black or African American, 0.684% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.342% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellevue College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.8%), followed by White Male (17%) and Asian Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellevue College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellevue College is 6,747 and the part-time enrollment is 5,539. This means that 54.9% of students enrolled at Bellevue College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bellevue College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Bellevue College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,080
  2. Asian
    2,231
  3. Two or More Races
    1,215

The enrolled student population at Bellevue College is 41.3% White, 18.2% Asian, 9.89% Two or More Races, 9.87% Hispanic or Latino, 4.18% Black or African American, 0.684% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.342% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,189 students (9.68%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 462 more women than men received degrees from Bellevue College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bellevue College is white (1,048 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellevue College is Computer Science (40 degrees awarded), followed by Interior Design (36 degrees) and Data Processing & Data Processing Technology (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bellevue College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,350 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), and Science Technologies (7 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Software developers (486,460 people), Other managers (230,249 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (175,772 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,325 people), and Computer occupations, all other (129,000 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,350 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), Science Technologies (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,350 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), Science Technologies (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Computer Systems Design (593,627 people), Elementary & secondary schools (364,931 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (339,330 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (179,991 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (126,493 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,350 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (238 degrees), Science Technologies (7 degrees), Physical Sciences (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bellevue College.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellevue College was Computer Science with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,011
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,473
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,011 degrees were awarded to men at Bellevue College, which is 0.686 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,473).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 587 degrees were awarded to men at Bellevue College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.769 times less than the 763 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 763 degrees were awarded to women at Bellevue College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.3 times more than the 587 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (47.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellevue College is Female and White (47.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.56% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,048 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    470 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    221 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellevue College is white (1,048 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

7.41% of degree recipients (184 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    615 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    433 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    296 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bellevue College is white female (615 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (433 degrees).

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Bellevue College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.3M (11.2%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Bellevue College had a total salary expenditure of $139M. Bellevue College employs 112 Associate professors, 43 Professors, and 39 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bellevue College are Female Associate professors (60), Male Associate professors(52), and Female Professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellevue College are: Management, with 163 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 162 employees, and Service with 52 employees.

Endowment

$11.6M
2020 Endowment
57.5%
growth from 2019

Bellevue College has an endowment valued at about $11.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellevue College grew 57.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $89k higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1M - Federal
  2. $1.78M - State
  3. $22.7M - Local

As of 2020, Bellevue College received $1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.78M from state grants and contracts, and $22.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$69M
2020 Salaries
0.736%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bellevue College paid a median of $69M in salaries, which represents 49.5% of their overall expenditure ($139M) and a 0.736% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.76% growth from 2018 and a 1.84% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M
Instructional Salaries
195
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bellevue College paid a total of $16.3M to 195 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellevue College were Associate professor with 112 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 39 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellevue College were Management with 163 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 162 employees; and Service with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellevue College was Female Associate professor with 60 employees, Male Associate professor with 52 employees, and Female Professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bellevue College.

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