Bellevue University: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Research Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Learn about its admission info, multiple degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private, non-profit school with a 46-acre campus located in Bellevue, Nebraska. This school has grown to become one of the worldwide leaders in adult education, serving more than 11,000 students annually throughout its 12 unique locations in five states, as well as online with its award-winning online learning platform. Bellevue also was ranked as number one in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report in the Online Education Program Rankings list.


Bellevue has about 60 degree programs divided into the categories of healthcare and human services, security and intelligence, business and leadership, information technology, public safety, and human capital. These programs include opportunities to earn bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. The most popular programs include those of business, management, marketing, and related support services. Other popular programs include social sciences and health and administrative services.

The library on Bellevue University's campus is called Freeman/Lozier Library, which has an extensive collection of 117,000 printed items, 66,000 ebooks and 46,000 current-day articles (both print and electronic). There is a student-to-faculty ratio of 39 to 1. Campus locations can be found in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.


Prospective students can apply for undergraduate programs with the one-time cost of $50. The graduate program application for both master's and PhD applicants is $75. In order to apply, they can expect to need to meet the minimum GPA score required per program. Official transcripts must also be provided. Admissions are always ongoing, so students can apply at any time.

The undergraduate population is 27% part-time and 73% full-time, with 48% female and 52% male. The racial diversity is primarily 57% white, 13% African American and less than 10% of other ethnicities including those of American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic. The age range is primarily 25 and over at 80%, while in-state residence is at 74%. Graduate students are 57% part-time and 43% full-time.

Tuition & Financial Aid

To attend Bellevue University, students in 2011-2012 spent $6,540 on tuition and an additional $1,500 on books and supplies. Total expenses for a year off-campus come to a total of $20,640 with housing included. For graduate students, tuition is $8,550 with an extra $300 in fees. Prospective graduate students should also note that PhD courses at the 800 level or above are even more expensive, costing $665 per credit hour.

Bellevue University QUICK FACTS
School Type Private, not-for-profit, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorate**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 10,304 (6,828 undergraduate)**
Student Housing None**
Schools and Programs 16 colleges and schools; roughly 38 degree programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 39 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (1,275)
Master's: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (518)
PhDs: No record**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates Undergraduates starting in 2003:
13% in four years
21% in six years
23% in eight years**
Admission Rate Open Admission Policy**
Entering Class Size 10,304 in 2010-2011**
First-Year Retention Rates 50% full-time, 36% part-time**
Average SAT, SAT II (and/or) ACT Score of Admitted Students Not available
Application Due Date Ongoing submissions**
Decision Notification Date One to three months after submission*
Tuition $6,540 (for 2011-12; figures include tuition and fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving it) In 2011 for first-time undergraduates:
Federal grants (25%), state and local (25%), institutional (88%), loans (38%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 88% in 2011 for first-time undergraduates

Sources: *Bellevue University; **National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098
  • Phone: (402) 291-8100
  • Website:

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