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IPEDS ID: 180814
OPE ID: 00974300
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Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098
General information:  (402) 291-8100
Website:  www.bellevue.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,879 (6,291 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  32 to 1
Admissionswww.bellevue.edu/admissions-tuition/admission-requirements/bachelor-admissions
Apply Onlinewww.bellevue.edu/application/
Financial Aidwww.bellevue.edu/admissions-tuition/financing-options/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorbellevue.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.bellevue.edu/admissions-tuition/military/certification
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.bellevue.edu/student-support/consumer-information/athletics-disclosure-act-information
Mission Statement
  Bellevue University effectively engages students in earning awards and degrees that prepare them to thrive in a connected, competitive world. We provide motivated students a powerful foundation for personal value creation, instilling the confidence they need to take control of their lives and be responsible citizens of the global community. We teach the value of a free market, capitalist economic system and the importance of preserving our American heritage of a democratic and free way of life.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty91344
Instructional91344
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$6,300$6,300$6,450$7,0509.3%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board---$6,285 -
Other---$2,700 -
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$10,350$10,3500.0%
Other$2,250$2,250$2,700$2,7000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,845$1,845$1,890$1,8900.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus---$17,385 -
Off Campus$20,250$20,250$20,850$21,4502.9%
Off Campus with Family$9,495$9,495$9,690$10,2906.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$9,450
Fees$450
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid16590%————
Grant or scholarship aid6286%$282,931$4,563
Federal grants4056%$140,884$3,522
Pell grants4056%$140,117$3,503
Other federal grants(*)1%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships1926%$13,800$726
Institutional grants or scholarships4765%$128,247$2,729
Student loan aid3447%$161,753$4,757
Federal student loans3447%$161,753$4,757
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,00132%$9,770,447$4,883
Pell grants1,57325%$5,393,645$3,429
Federal student loans2,40438%$25,062,278$10,425
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$9,867$8,657$8,727
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$12,045$10,030$8,204
$30,001 – $48,000$12,095$12,533$9,665
$48,001 – $75,000$13,778$13,512$11,660
$75,001 – $110,000$15,615$13,753
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment9,879
Undergraduate enrollment6,291
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,579
Graduate enrollment3,588
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 19%
25 and over: 81%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 62%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 77%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 16%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 82%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 10%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 48%
Part-time students: 22%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 5 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 18%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 49%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 0%
6-year: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 14%
Female: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
White: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Data are based on a small cohort. This calculation has eleven (11) students in the population, which represents two tenths of one percent(0.2%) of the entire student population.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General40d--
Category total40d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting33d8d-
Banking and Financial Support Services20d--
Business Administration and Management, General6d323d-
Business/Commerce, General584d--
Customer Service Management15d--
Human Resources Development-3d7d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General87d--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management64d--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other7d--
Management Information Systems, General40d78d-
Management Science-40d-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management10d--
Project Management86d11d-
Retailing and Retail Operations27d--
Selling Skills and Sales Operations33d--
Category total1,012d463d7d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General23d--
Category total23d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General73d65d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance25d50d-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General36d--
Information Technology26d--
Network and System Administration/Administrator52d--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster9d--
Category total221d115d-
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1--
Education, General16d--
Category total17d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-21d-
Category total-21d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other123d40d-
Nursing Science30d--
Category total153d40d-
History
History, General3--
Category total3--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-37d-
Criminal Justice/Police Science53d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management8d--
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis22d--
Securities Services Administration/Management-23d-
Category total83d60d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General22d--
Category total22d--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management10d--
Category total10d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5d--
Category total5d--
Psychology
Psychology, General24d--
Category total24d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General18d--
Public Administration-64d-
Category total18d64d-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs1d--
National Security Policy Studies-11d-
Social Sciences, General193d149d-
Sociology7d--
Category total201d160d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General6--
Game and Interactive Media Design3d--
Graphic Design21d--
Category total30d--
Grand total1,8629237
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 990
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 503
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 589
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 171
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,727
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,829
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,250
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,607
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 89%
Part-time students: 77%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Baseball41
Basketball15
Golf67
Soccer2322
Softball14
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1977 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.4%5.3%7.6%
Number in default180160203
Number in repayment3,3222,9712,648
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)