Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private liberal arts university that is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable instruction to help you achieve success. It is a leader in online education for adults and provides many accelerated degree programs. You can complete your degree, attend classes, participate in discussions with fellow students and faculty, talk to your advisor, and conduct research — all online. The virtual classes are small to facilitate active learning experiences. This is achieved through the school’s revolutionary Cyber-Active® Learning Classroom that provides an interactive, engaging, and easy to use learning environment. It uses assessment technology with feedback from instructors, peers and students, incorporates applied concepts, monitors participation levels of both instructors and students, and focuses on providing a dynamic environment full of resources. The online environment is easy to navigate and students can access their coursework 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location with Internet access.

Bellevue University

Bill Brooks, a local businessman, joined with colleagues from the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and founded Bellevue College in 1966 in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 1974, Bellevue became Nebraska’s fourth largest private educational institution. The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools first accredited the relatively new school only three years later – faster than any other college in Nebraska. In 1994, the college became Bellevue University as a result of its continuing expansion.

Bellevue became one of the first accredited schools to offer online degree programs, with an online Master of Business Administration degree in 1996. Bellevue University has grown over the past 43 years to become one of worldwide leaders in adult education. There are 12 campus locations with over 11,000 students attending each year.

Bellevue University’s main campus is located in Bellevue, Nebraska. There are other campuses in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, and McCook, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sioux City, Iowa, Red Oak, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Kansas City, Missouri.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and The Higher Learning Commission regionally accredits Bellevue University. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accredits Bellevue University’s College of Business.

Schools Of Education

The College of Arts & Sciences focuses on providing high-quality, affordable programs in arts, sciences, communications, behavioral sciences, and humanities. The college offers General Education Core Curriculum and The Kirkpatrick Signature Series.

The College of Business provides undergraduate majors in Business Administration and Accounting, many Master of Business Administration degrees with over 10 specialization areas, and an Executive MBA degree program.

The College of Distributed Learning provides online courses and degree programs in several areas such as accounting, business, communication, computer information systems, criminal justice, healthcare, and management. Distributed learning is distance education that is achieved through online programs. The college provides leadership and support to students and staff in the incorporation of distributed learning technologies throughout curricula. The college also organizes efforts related to distributed learning.

The College of Information Technology offers many undergraduate and graduate programs to help IT professionals enhance their skills for an ever-changing technology-based world.

The College of Professional Studies offers accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs and accelerated-format master’s degree programs in many areas of discipline such as business, criminal justice administration, healthcare administration, and marketing management.

Scholarships Offered

Bellevue University offers a Scholarship program to recognize exceptional academic achievement by new freshman and transfer students. The program also recognizes outstanding performance by currently-enrolled juniors and seniors. There are four types of scholarships that are offered and monitored by the Office of Financial Aid: Institutional Scholarships, Nebraska Independent College Foundation (N.I.C.F.) / Annual Scholarships, Endowed Scholarships, and Outside Scholarships.

Financing Options

Bellevue University offers several financing options. Corporate Tuition Assistance is available if your employer pays Bellevue University directly. The Bellevue University Payment Plan allows you to pay tuition expenses in installments, depending on the length of your courses. Finance charges apply. Other options are Military Tuition Assistance, Federal Pell Grant, Nebraska State Grant (NSG), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART). Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), home equity loans or lines of credit or alternative loans for credit-worthy students are also available.

Credit Earning Options

Bellevue University accepts transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities and community colleges. Associate degrees are accepted when applied toward bachelor degrees. Bellevue also accepts credits earned through CLEP and DSST examinations and ACE-recognized credits earned through training. Bellevue will also consider learning gained through job or other life experience.