- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University and Bellevue College have taken another step toward a potential future education partnership.

Under the proposed partnership, Bellevue College keep offering community college classes in Seattle’s eastern suburbs, while adding four-year degree options under the WSU name.

The schools say the partnership would be unique because of the way the two schools would collaborate. Students would be able to complete four year degrees in Bellevue or transfer seamlessly to another WSU campus.

Bellevue College announced Monday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with WSU that allows them to move forward in their partnership discussions.

As outlined in the memorandum, and if the two institutions can reach consensus, Bellevue College would become Washington State University- Bellevue College.

With an annual average enrollment of over 34,000, Bellevue College is one of the largest educational institutions in Washington State.

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