ERIC Number: ED456868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Community Impact Report. Executive Summary, Fall 2000.
This summary details Bellevue Community College's (BCC's) (Washington) short-term and long-term community impacts. Short-term community impacts include: (1) 34,994 students were educated and trained at BCC; (2) BCC employed over 2,272 people, 53% of whom lived in the BCC service area; (3) BCC total revenue was $62,966,226; (4) 28.6% of the total revenue was from the state general fund; (5) total direct economic contribution of BCC to the community (institutional, employee, and student expenditures) was $51,030,523; and (6) if the statewide jobs multiplier was used, BCC employment would account for an additional 2,567 jobs in the community. Long-term community impacts include: (1) 622 dislocated workers were trained, 64% of these were from the BCC service area; (2) 95 people enrolled in Workfirst (the state's welfare-to-work program); (3) an average of over 700 students per quarter enrolled in the English-as-a-Second-Language program; (4) 500 students enrolled in Weekend College; (5) professional/technical students earn an average of $8,000 more per year after BCC training; and (6) students who say they intend to transfer but go into the workforce instead exhibit wage gains of between 39 and 50% compared to wages earned prior to their enrollment at BCC. (NB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Community Development, Continuing Education, Economic Impact, English (Second Language), Labor Force Development, Salaries, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Wages, Welfare Recipients
Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 (full report also available). Web site: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Community Coll., WA.