ERIC Number: ED462090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Community Impact Report, Fall 2000.
Bellevue Community Coll., WA.
This community impact study aims to establish the value of Bellevue Community College (BCC) (Washington) to its local community and larger surrounding area. Findings, using data from 1998-99, are organized into three categories: (1) short-term community impacts, including: 34,994 students were educated and trained; $62,966,226 was earned in total revenues; 53% of the 2,272 employees were from the local community; the total direct economic contribution to community was $51,030,523; and transfer students saved $4,072,000 by attending BCC for first 2 college years; (2) long-term community impacts, including: 622 dislocated workers were retrained; 95 people enrolled in BCC's welfare-to-work program; 700 students per quarter enrolled in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs; 3,000 enrolled in distance education and 500 enrolled in weekend college; life-time earnings with an associate's degree are $217,372 more than for a person with a high school diploma; 3.6% of people with some college are unemployed, compared with 8.5% with only high school degrees; and professional/technical students earn an average of $8,000 per year more after BCC training; and (3) service impacts, including: BCC offers a complete range of educational services--on-campus Head Start program and childcare center, radio and television station, no-cost community workshops and programs, and volunteer service activities. The study concludes that BCC is a high-knowledge impact institution. (Includes 36 tables, 6 figures, and 1 appendix.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Community Coll., WA.