Bellevue College is a large school of over 35,000 students located outside of Seattle, Washington in the suburb of Bellevue. It is the third largest school in Washington behind Washington State University and the University of Washington. Originally a community college, in 2010 it was awarded baccalaureate accreditation by the NW Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college offers many educational options including associate degrees, bachelor degrees and other career related degrees and certificates.
The main campus is located in a suburban setting on 100 acres of wooded land that hold 12 buildings including a library, labs and a bookstore. The college also has an art gallery which showcases student and faculty artwork and a planetarium with a 30-foot dome. The planetarium was the first of its kind in Puget Sound and offers tours and education programs to the community. In addition to the main campus, Bellevue has interim facilities at the Robinswood and City University campuses as well as 25 additional sites throughout the community where continuing education courses are taught.