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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:  9,621 (6,454 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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty86588
Instructional86588
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$7,050$7,365$7,752$7,8271.0%
Books and supplies$1,350$1,350$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,285$6,399$8,532$8,7242.3%
Other$2,700$2,700$2,700$3,06913.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$10,350$13,53630.8%
Other$2,700$2,700$2,700$3,06913.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,890$1,890$1,890$3,06962.4%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$17,385$17,814$20,334$20,9703.1%
Off Campus$21,450$21,765$22,152$25,78216.4%
Off Campus with Family$10,290$10,605$10,992$12,24611.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$10,350
Fees$675
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid13189%————
Grant or scholarship aid2983%$246,171$8,489
Federal grants823%$32,313$4,039
Pell grants823%$31,313$3,914
Other federal grants39%$1,000$333
State/local government grant or scholarships411%$2,400$600
Institutional grants or scholarships2571%$211,458$8,458
Student loan aid1234%$61,500$5,125
Federal student loans1234%$61,500$5,125
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,842$12,165,400$6,604
Pell grants1,454$7,697,181$5,294
Federal student loans2,286$20,758,358$9,081
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$12,656$11,359$9,635
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$13,974$10,350$12,411
$30,001 – $48,000$14,402$12,388$13,177
$48,001 – $75,000$16,950$13,898$11,515
$75,001 – $110,000$15,896$18,574
$110,001 and more$15,588$16,102$9,880
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment9,621
Undergraduate enrollment6,454
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,263
Graduate enrollment3,167
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 17%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 23%
25 and over: 76%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 25%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 78%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 83%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 10%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $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: 77%
Part-time students: 36%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 1 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 0%
(*) 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.
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort.
  • 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 63%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 19%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 46%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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, General35d--
Category total35d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting50d18d-
Banking and Financial Support Services8d--
Business Administration and Management, General55d275d-
Business/Commerce, General448d10d-
Customer Service Management9d--
Finance, General-8d-
Human Resources Development--4d
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-47d-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General58d--
Information Resources Management23d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce67d--
Knowledge Management30d--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management18d--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other1d--
Management Information Systems, General21d--
Management Science-32d-
Marketing, Other10d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15d15d-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6d--
Organizational Leadership27d--
Project Management76d19d-
Retailing and Retail Operations27d--
Selling Skills and Sales Operations7d--
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician47d--
Category total1,003d424d4d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General21d--
Health Communication4d--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication2d--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other-6d-
Category total27d6d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General50d130d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance74d75d-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General48d--
Information Science/Studies3d70d-
Information Technology39d--
Network and System Administration/Administrator36d--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster10d--
Category total260d275d-
Education
Education, General15d--
Category total15d--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician2d--
Category total2d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1d11d-
Category total1d11d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other71d54d-
Nursing Science18d--
Category total89d54d-
History
History, General2d--
Category total2d--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections Administration0d--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-20d-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management14d0d-
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis18d--
Securities Services Administration/Management-14d-
Category total32d34d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other55d--
Legal Studies, General37d--
Category total92d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies9d--
Category total9d--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management17d--
Category total17d--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3d--
Category total3d--
Psychology
Applied Psychology8d--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-2d-
Psychology, General25d--
Category total33d2d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General26d4d-
Public Administration-37d-
Category total26d41d-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs0d--
National Security Policy Studies-6d-
Social Sciences, General131d104d-
Sociology3d--
Category total134d110d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0d2d-
Game and Interactive Media Design1d--
Graphic Design35d--
Category total36d2d-
Grand total1,8169594
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 989
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 467
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 692
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 175
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: $6,596
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,264
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,369
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,123
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
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1816
Golf87
Soccer2723
Softball17
Volleyball13
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.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession00
Drug law violations00
Liquor law violations00
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling100
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft003
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter00
Negligent manslaughter00
Rape00
Fondling00
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery00
Aggravated assault00
Burglary00
Motor vehicle theft00
Arson00
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate6.4%6.1%7.3%
Number in default207206244
Number in repayment3,2053,3703,308
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)