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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:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,637 (8,204 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 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 Calculatorwww.bellevue.edu/admissions-tuition/financing-options/net-price-calculator/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.bellevue.edu/admissions-tuition/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees
Disability Serviceswww.bellevue.edu/student-support/disability-services/disability-services
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty85367
Instructional85367
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$7,365$7,752$7,827$7,8510.3%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,399$8,532$8,730$8,9402.4%
Other$2,700$2,700$3,069$3,0690.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$13,536$13,5360.0%
Other$2,700$2,700$3,069$3,0690.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,890$1,890$3,069$3,0690.0%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$17,814$20,334$20,976$21,2101.1%
Off Campus$21,765$22,152$25,782$25,8060.1%
Off Campus with Family$10,605$10,992$12,246$12,2700.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$10,530
Fees$675
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
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Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid17584%————
Grant or scholarship aid7079%$549,328$7,848
Federal grants4449%$187,600$4,264
Pell grants4449%$183,875$4,179
Other federal grants89%$3,725$466
State/local government grant or scholarships1820%$13,800$767
Institutional grants or scholarships4854%$347,928$7,249
Student loan aid3640%$220,353$6,121
Federal student loans3640%$218,353$6,065
Other student loans(*)1%(*)(*)
  • 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 aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,273$11,275,396$4,961
Pell grants1,891$7,595,829$4,017
Federal student loans2,235$21,466,269$9,605
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$11,359$9,635$13,261
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$10,350$12,411$14,933
$30,001 – $48,000$12,388$13,177$13,777
$48,001 – $75,000$13,898$11,515$16,615
$75,001 – $110,000$18,574$18,043
$110,001 and more$16,102$9,880$18,491
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment11,637
Undergraduate enrollment8,204
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,980
Graduate enrollment3,433
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 22%
25 and over: 78%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 90%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 7%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 92%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 2%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $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: 78%
Part-time students: 61%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 2 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 24%
Transfer-out rate: 33%
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 2011]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 17%
8-year: 17%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 26%
Female: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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: 100%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Interpret data with caution. First-time, Full-time students represent less than 1% of the University's population of students.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 19%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 79%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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, General41d--
Category total41d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting30d9d-
Banking and Financial Support Services6d--
Business Administration and Management, General169d234d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-20d-
Business/Commerce, General353d8d-
Customer Service Management6d--
Finance, General-5d-
Human Resources Development-4d9d
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-35d-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General82d--
Information Resources Management22d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce20d--
Knowledge Management48d--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management6d--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other6d--
Management Information Systems, General17d--
Management Science-35d-
Marketing, Other6d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General20d14d-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6d--
Organizational Leadership22d--
Project Management62d11d-
Retailing and Retail Operations12d--
Selling Skills and Sales Operations7d--
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician49d--
Category total949d375d9d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General12d--
Health Communication0d--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication9d--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-14d-
Category total21d14d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General39d49d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance86d75d-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General44d--
Information Science/Studies6d52d-
Information Technology31d--
Network and System Administration/Administrator35d--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster13d--
Category total254d176d-
Education
Education, General18d--
Category total18d--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0d--
Category total0d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1d6d-
Category total1d6d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other80d67d-
Nursing Science8d--
Category total88d67d-
History
History, General2--
Category total2--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections Administration1--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-18d-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management8d0d-
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis14d--
Securities Services Administration/Management-7d-
Category total23d25d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other49d--
Legal Studies, General34d--
Category total83d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2d--
Category total2d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies10d--
Category total10d--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1d--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management17d--
Category total18d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1d--
Category total1d--
Psychology
Applied Psychology10d--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-3d-
Psychology, General38d--
Category total48d3d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General25d7d-
Public Administration-17d-
Category total25d24d-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs3d--
National Security Policy Studies5d11d-
Social Sciences, General131d90d-
Sociology1--
Category total140d101d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General00-
Game and Interactive Media Design3d--
Graphic Design32d--
Category total35d0-
Grand total1,7597919
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, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 944
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 442
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 736
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 177
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: $6,958
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,966
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,548
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,568
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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
All Track Combined159
Baseball30
Basketball1714
Golf87
Soccer2726
Softball19
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1977)08/31/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/25/2017)08/01/2022
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/126757.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft034
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations003
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations319
c. Liquor law violations466
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations003
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations009
c. Liquor law violations406
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate6.0%6.4%6.1%
Number in default175207206
Number in repayment2,8873,2053,370
Aid Programs
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