Bellevue University Review

Bellevue University is a Nebraska-based private school with a long history of online education and a highly rated bachelor's program distinguished by numerous degree options.

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The Good

Huge selection of degrees:

Bellevue University offers 37 different majors to choose from in their online bachelor’s program. This selection is immense compared to other online schools that may only offer a limited number of bachelor’s degree options. Bellevue University also allows online students to change majors, so if you are undecided or don’t want to commit to a program of study just yet, then the selection and flexibility of degrees may be beneficial to you. At the graduate level there are also a full variety of degree options, including 18 different degree tracks across several disciplines. There is also a rare online offering of an online PhD program in human capital management available from the school.

Top 20 online bachelor's program:

The online bachelor’s program at Bellevue University not only offers a wide selection of majors for online students, but the program has been recognized as one of the best in online education. The latest U.S. News & World Report puts Bellevue University’s online bachelor’s program at number 18 out of 160 different online schools. It is impressive that a school with such a variety of majors can not only deliver a high quantity of degree options, but can also maintain a high level of quality as well.

Many accelerated programs:

There are 21 different bachelor’s programs and three different graduate degrees that are offered at an accelerated pace. Working on your online degree at a faster pace can be beneficial to you if you are trying to balance a career or family life. Accelerated options are available if you already have an associate’s degree or 60 credits to count towards your new degree. Also, it is convenient for new students that most programs have several different start dates at various times throughout the year. This gives you multiple chances to start your degree rather than having to wait until the next fall or spring, which is the case at many traditional schools.

24/7 support:

Bellevue University has excellent student services available around the clock to every online student. Not only can you watch lectures and access your online classroom anytime on your own schedule, you also have access to additional resources such as an online library, student portal, and an internal support team at any time of the day or night. Online students also have the ability to chat with classmates and instructors in real time and watch live demos, when coordinated. All of these online resources can make your online education experience seamless and more rewarding.

The Bad

Reputation has room to improve:

Bellevue University may have some impressive recognition from U.S. News & World Report for their online bachelor’s program, but the rest of the school has not gained nearly as much esteem. The school has not placed on any other education rankings, including those from The Princeton Review and Forbes, even though Bellevue has been offering online programs since 1996. The school may have a limited network of praise and recognition because it is a smaller, private school, which tends to appeal more towards working adults and members of the military.

Low-ranking online business program:

While the online graduate business degree program at Bellevue University does make it onto the list of U.S. News & World Report, it does make a disappointing appearance being ranked number 153 out of 169 programs. These rankings measure the online education programs of hundreds of schools, so a showing of any kind can be seen as positive. However, ranking near the bottom of the list is worth noting for potential graduate business students.

The Details

General Information

  • Application Fee: $50 - $75
  • Location: NE
  • Region: Northeast
  • School Type: Private
  • Term Schedule: Semester

Number of Programs

  • Online Bachelor's: 42
  • Online Graduate Business: 7
  • Online Graduate Education: None
  • Online Graduate Engineering: None
  • Online Graduate IT: None
  • Online Graduate Nursing: None

Tuition Rates (per credit)

  • Online Bachelor's (In-State): $375
  • Online Bachelor's (Out-of-State): $375
  • Online Doctorate (In-State): N/A
  • Online Doctorate (Out-of-State): N/A
  • Online Master's (In-State): $495
  • Online Master's (Out-of-State): $495
  • Online MBA (In-State): $495
  • Online MBA (Out-of-State): $495

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