Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA 98007
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Bellevue College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bellevue.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 13,322 students attend the school. Every year 24% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bellevue College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,468, and fees were $231. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,821 and $231 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students13,322
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Bellevue College Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree in Nursing is designed to prepare students for the national licensure examination as well as offering an opportunity for continued education. The program incorporates theoretical instruction in general education and science courses as well as clinical experience practice.

The curriculum is offered in a 6 quarter format for full time students with classes and laboratory sessions scheduled during the day. Clinical practice hours will vary depending on the availability of facilities. The quarter format is particularly fitted to students who need to balance professional and other responsibilities as the same time as attending the program part time.

Part time students can complete the curriculum in 10 quarters with classes and laboratory sessions offered on the weekends and in the evenings.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bellevue college application and application for the nursing program
  • TEAS V
  • COMPASS E test
  • Transcripts for pre-requisite general education courses (all general education credits (39 credits) need to be completed before enrolling in the program)
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher
  • Interview with admission Committee

Applicants will also be expected to submit immunization records, criminal record disclosure and current CPR certification for healthcare providers.

Applicants seeking admission as full time students in the fall semester will be notified in April and May while applicants seeking admission on a part time basis will receive notification in December or January.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 62
Bachelor's degree 2 20
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$282/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $4,725 $12,690
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $19,740
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $35,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of Bellevue College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $3,830
Other Federal Grant 4% $2,367
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $3,330
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,489
Federal Student Loans 13% $5,977
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,296
$30,001 to $48,000$6,855
$48,001 to $75,000$8,508
$75,001 to $110,000$11,111
Over $110,000$11,614

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

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