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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
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:  No
Student population:  9,879 (6,291 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  32 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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 and 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
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$6,540$6,300$6,300$6,4502.4%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$10,350$10,3500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$20,640$20,250$20,250$20,8503.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,885$9,495$9,495$9,6902.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid17182%————
Grant or scholarship aid6979%$164,577$2,385
Federal grants4349%$63,724$1,482
Pell grants4349%$63,424$1,475
Other federal grants(*)1%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships1113%$3,150$286
Institutional grants or scholarships4451%$97,703$2,221
Student loan aid4349%$97,311$2,263
Federal student loans4349%$97,311$2,263
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 aid12,20836%$3,726,617$1,688
Pell grants1,80729%$2,511,287$1,390
Federal student loans2,70944%$10,559,065$3,898
  • 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.
Average net price$14,590$9,370$11,786
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$11,620$20,125$12,880
$30,001 – $48,000$13,470$13,470
$48,001 – $75,000$14,432
$75,001 – $110,000$15,189
$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 (2014-2015): $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 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 29%
Transfer-out rate: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2006]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 31%
8-year: 36%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 24%
Female: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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:
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 31%
White: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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, General29d--
Category total29d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services4d--
Business Administration and Management, General1d345d-
Business/Commerce, General672d1d-
Customer Service Management19d--
Human Resources Development-2d3d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General91d--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management40d--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other17d--
Management Information Systems, General38d93d-
Management Science-42d-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6d--
Project Management61d5d-
Retailing and Retail Operations26d--
Selling Skills and Sales Operations59d--
Category total1,068d496d3d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General40d--
Category total40d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General96d51d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance9d29d-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General26d--
Information Technology15d--
Network and System Administration/Administrator66d--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster12d--
Category total224d80d-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1d--
Education, General36d--
Category total37d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1d26d-
Category total1d26d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other127d63d-
Long Term Care Administration/Management1d--
Nursing Science4d--
Category total132d63d-
History, General5--
Category total5--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections Administration1d--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-24d-
Criminal Justice/Police Science30d--
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis22d--
Securities Services Administration/Management-42d-
Category total53d66d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General17d--
Category total17d--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management7--
Category total7--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total5d--
Psychology, General17d--
Category total17d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General14d--
Public Administration-67d-
Category total14d67d-
Social Sciences
National Security Policy Studies-10d-
Social Sciences, General232d134d-
Category total237d144d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General6d--
Game and Interactive Media Design4d--
Graphic Design13d--
Category total23d--
Grand total1,9099423
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
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 817
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 445
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 509
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 192
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: $6,573
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,133
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,737
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,636
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1977 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 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.
  • 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
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)
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