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Bellevue University Data & Information Overview

420 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
3% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Bellevue University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Bellevue University Ranked?

#237 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in NE
Business Support & Assistant Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bellevue University was awarded 420 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business support & assistant services.

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Overall Quality

Bellevue University landed the #237 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bellevue University held the #255 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bellevue University also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Nebraska ranking.

See all of the rankings for Bellevue University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bellevue University?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Bellevue University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Bellevue University admissions.

Bellevue University Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
12% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bellevue University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bellevue University is 12%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  12 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bellevue University

72% Freshmen Retention
9% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bellevue University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Bellevue University is 9%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bellevue University.

Bellevue University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,302 Full-Time Undergraduates
33.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,665 undergraduates at Bellevue University with 6,302 being full-time and 3,363 being part-time.

How Much Does Bellevue University Cost?

$17,288 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
$24,768 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Bellevue University is $17,288. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bellevue University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,383 $17,911 $14,728 $19,121 $14,705

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bellevue University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bellevue University, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $6,192 a year. That adds up to $24,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bellevue University is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bellevue University Graduates Make?

$56,762 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bellevue University make around $56,762 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Bellevue University graduates since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Bellevue University make the most money.

Location of Bellevue University

Nebraska State
6,302 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bellevue, Nebraska. The suburban atmosphere of Bellevue makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Bellevue University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005-3098
Phone: 402-291-8100

Bellevue University Majors

45 Majors With Completions
2,359 Undergraduate Degrees
1,158 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Bellevue University. Of these students, 2,359 received undergraduate degrees and 1,158 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 604 $60,272
Information Technology 254 $56,155
Business Support & Assistant Services 163 $53,185
General Business/Commerce 159 $49,976
General Social Sciences 118 $34,511
Computer Information Systems 102 $53,179
Management Information Systems 85 $68,259
Human Resource Management 84 $49,441
Computer Programming 72 $62,477
Hospitality Management 71 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bellevue University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bellevue University

95% Take At Least One Class Online
93% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 11,361 students took at least one online class at Bellevue University. This is a decrease from the 12,555 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 11,361 11,048
2019-2020 12,555 12,090
2018-2019 11,008 10,503
2017-2018 8,213 7,690
2016-2017 7,580 6,848

Learn more about online learning at Bellevue University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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