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Bellevue, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

Students looking near Bellevue for college will find 32 options within 25 miles of the city. Looking only at public and private not-for-profit schools, we'll delve into several facets of these institutions to help you narrow down your list.

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Familiarize yourself with the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the non-specialty schools surrounding Bellevue using statistics calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Bellevue, Washington

Several of the schools close to Bellevue are located in the nearby city of Seattle, a major city allowing for urban campus experiences. There is only one college directly in Bellevue, located 3.1 miles from downtown. This is Bellevue College, a public school offering only undergraduate degree programs. The next closest schools are:

  • Seattle Central College (4.4 miles from Bellevue)
  • Seattle University (4.4 miles from Bellevue)
  • Northwest University (4.6 miles from Bellevue)
  • Seattle Vocational Institute (4.8 miles from Bellevue)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (4.8 miles from Bellevue)

Largest Schools near Bellevue, Washington

With 45,408 students in attendance, the University of Washington-Seattle Campus is by far the largest school near Bellevue. This is a 4-year public university with a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The next biggest colleges include:

  • Bellevue College (13,398 students)
  • Edmonds Community College (8,571 students)
  • Green River College (8,153 students)
  • Seattle University (7,405 students)
  • Olympic College (7,177 students)

Lowest Net Price

The calculation of net price involves subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. This section includes figures that only apply to full-time undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 school year. Several colleges in the Bellevue area offer net prices of less than $10,000. The lowest belong to:

  • Seattle Vocational Institute ($2,199)
  • Seattle Central College ($3,783)
  • North Seattle College ($5,011)
  • Renton Technical College $5,812)
  • Olympic College ($6,130)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates provided in this section apply solely to full-time undergraduate students and are calculated from the 2015 school year. They're based on 150% of the usual allotment of time taken to complete a program. In addition to being the largest school on the list, the University of Washington-Seattle Campus also has the best graduation rate with 84%. The next best are:

  • Seattle University (79%)
  • Seattle Pacific University (71%)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (70%)
  • Renton Technical College (56%)
  • Seattle Vocational Institute (56%)

Students in Bellevue have a healthy variety of quality institutions to choose from, with public and private schools offering desirable traits at a close proximity.

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