Bellevue College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,635
2.48% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,828
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
12,563
52.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.6%
152 Graduates

About

Bellevue College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bellevue College were Data Processing & Data Processing Technology (53 degrees awarded), Interior Design (41 degrees), and Registered Nursing (34 degrees).

In 2019, 2,783 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellevue College. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,151 degrees), 2.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (474 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellevue College is $3,635, which is $−8,854 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellevue College is $3,635, which is $−8,854 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,828.

In 2019, 16% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,635
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bellevue College was $3,635. The cost of tuition at Bellevue College is $−8,854 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,828
2019 Value
18.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bellevue College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,828. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bellevue College grew by 18.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,673
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellevue College was of $11,673 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of room and board increased by 13.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

16% of undergraduate students at Bellevue College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2018, when 17% 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.
9.1%
2017 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bellevue College was 9.1%, which represents 82 out of the 901 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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Enrollment

Bellevue College has a total enrollment of 12,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellevue College is 6,602 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,961. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at Bellevue College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellevue College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.2% White, 19% Asian, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Two or More Races, 4.18% Black or African American, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.454% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellevue College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.1%), followed by White Male (18%) 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

52.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellevue College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellevue College is 6,602 and the part-time enrollment is 5,961. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at Bellevue College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% 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 (63%), 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
    5,298
  2. Asian
    2,384
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,209

The enrolled student population at Bellevue College is 42.2% White, 19% Asian, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Two or More Races, 4.18% Black or African American, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.454% 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% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 1,091 students (8.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 605 more women than men received degrees from Bellevue College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bellevue College is white (1,151 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (474 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellevue College is Data Processing & Data Processing Technology (53 degrees awarded), followed by Interior Design (41 degrees) and Registered Nursing (34 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 (1,439 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (353 degrees), and Physical Sciences (51 degrees).

Workforce

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 (571,255 people), Other managers (235,379 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,603 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,667 people), and Computer & information systems managers (125,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,439 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (353 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (85 degrees), and Science Technologies (4 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,439 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (353 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (85 degrees), and Science Technologies (4 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 (635,392 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,529 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,154 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (169,465 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (130,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellevue College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,439 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (353 degrees), Physical Sciences (51 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (85 degrees), and Science Technologies (4 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellevue College was Data Processing & Data Processing Technology with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,089
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,694
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,089 degrees were awarded to men at Bellevue College, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,694).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 566 degrees were awarded to men at Bellevue College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.648 times less than the 873 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 873 degrees were awarded to women at Bellevue College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.54 times more than the 566 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (42.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellevue College is Male and Asian (42.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 9.87% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,151 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    474 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellevue College is white (1,151 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (474 degrees).

8.44% of degree recipients (235 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    706 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    445 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    288 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bellevue College is white female (706 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (445 degrees).

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Operations

Bellevue College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.37M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.17M (15.9%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Bellevue College had a total salary expenditure of $134M. Bellevue College employs 112 Associate professors, 39 Professors, and 37 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bellevue College are Female Associate professors (59), Male Associate professors(53), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellevue College are: Management, with 170 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.37M
2019 Endowment
8.81%
growth from 2018

Bellevue College has an endowment valued at about $7.37M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellevue College grew 8.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.45M lower 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. $846k - Federal
  2. $1.45M - State
  3. $18.3M - Local

As of 2019, Bellevue College received $846k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.45M from state grants and contracts, and $18.3M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$68.5M
2019 Salaries
5.76%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bellevue College paid a median of $68.5M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($134M) and a 5.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.84% growth from 2017 and a 6.79% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.6M
Instructional Salaries
194
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bellevue College paid a total of $15.6M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellevue College were Associate professor with 112 employees; Professor with 39 employees; and Professor with 37 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellevue College were Management with 170 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; and Service with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellevue College was Female Associate professor with 59 employees, Male Associate professor with 53 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

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

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