Bellevue University

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School Overview

Bellevue University is a privately owned and operated, four-year university that, as its name suggests, is located in the city of Bellevue, in the state of Nebraska. Since its inception the institution’s primary emphasis has been to provide higher education for working adults and educational outreach. Total annual enrollment at Bellevue is roughly 10,000, and the most of its students are 25 or older. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a large variety of academic fields and career-oriented disciplines.

Bellevue was founded in 1966. By 1974 it had grown into one of the largest private higher education institutions in the state of Nebraska. It gained regional accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1977 and in 1987 launched its first accelerated bachelor’s degree. In the early 1990s the college was re-chartered as a university and its name was changed to Bellevue University, to reflect its new status. During the same period the university launched its first master’s degree program.

The university is based in Bellevue, Nebraska but also supports several other learning centers in the region, which include the Lozier Professional Center in Omaha. It’s main campus is home to the Riley Technology Center and Lakeside Center, both of which were established during the early 2000s. Over the last decade the university has invested millions in renovation of various campus facilities and student centers, including the humanities center, library, and athletics center.


Bellevue University is a comprehensive higher education institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an extensive array of fields and disciplines, including the arts, business, sciences, communications, public administration, law enforcement, sports fitness, and social sciences. Bellevue also offers one doctoral degree program.

Bellevue is fully accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) of the Higher Learning Commission. It is also hold accreditation with the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education association.

Online Degree Programs

In addition to campus-based programs, Bellevue offers an extensive selection of online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In fact, the university’s online bachelor’s degrees have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among top 10 in the nation. Overall, the university’s online degree program has been ranked 7th in the United States. Online programs at Bellevue are not just limited to bachelor’s degrees. The school offers several master’s degrees that can also be completed entirely online. Online degree programs offer 24/7 support and access to many virtual tools that make online learning and earning a degree fun and accomodating.

General Information

Admission Office

1000 Galvin Road South

Bellevue, NE 68005-3098

(402) 293-2000

(800) 756-7920

Fax: (402) 557-7230

Contact: Nick Baker

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

1000 Galvin Road South

Bellevue, NE 68005-3098

(402) 293-2000

Total undergrads: 5,790

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 172

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,695

Graduate enrollment: 2,488


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B
Web/Multimedia Design B


Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Premedicine B
Substance Abuse Counseling B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bellevue University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (402) 291-8100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005-3098
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,637
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 17%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 629 (5% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,851
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,851
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,848

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bellevue University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bellevue University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 73
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Psychology 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 42
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 58251

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bellevue University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,851
Out-of-state $7,851
Books and supplies $1,350

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,205
Out-of-state $11,205

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 75 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 70 79% $7,848
Student loan aid 36 40% $6,121

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,273 37% $4,961
Federal student loans 2,235 37% $9,605

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bellevue University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bellevue University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bellevue University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,637
Undergraduate enrollment 8,204
Graduate enrollment 3,433

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bellevue University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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