Bellevue University Tops U.S. News Rankings


Bellevue University: A Recognized Leader in Adult Learning

Bellevue University is proud to be the recipient of many awards, honors and other recognition for our innovative learning programs. Here are some of the recent accolades for our institution:

  • Bellevue University is ranked 18th by the U.S. News 2014 Top Online Education Program Rankings in the category of best online bachelor’s degrees. Nearly 1000 schools participated in the study.
  • Bellevue University is a top ten university for military Veteran students according to the 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs for Veterans Rankings. Only regionally accredited degree-granting programs that are 100 percent online were considered. Bellevue University is ranked sixth in the online bachelor's degree category.
  • Bellevue University earns Best for Vets Recognition Bellevue University is consistently recognized as one of the most military-friendly schools in the country. Bellevue earned a top three ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 Rankings in the Category of Online and Non-Traditional Schools. Additionally, Military Advanced Education awarded the University the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities and Victory Media included Bellevue on its list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools.
  • Bellevue University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Officials lauded the University for offering innovative education programs that produce a well-trained and well-versed workforce to protect our nation's information infrastructure. The designation remains in effect through the year 2017.
  • The University has won two Excellence in Learning Practice awards from Chief Learning Officer magazine in 2011. The first is a Silver "Excellence in Academic Partnership" award for the outcomes derived from the University's corporate learning partnership with Convergys, a global leader in relationship management. The second is the Bronze "Excellence in Social Learning" award for Bellevue University's KnowledgeCafe' knowledge management system.
  • Government Security News awarded Bellevue University’s Security Management Program with the 1st Annual Homeland Security Award.
  • Recently approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer Ph.D. in Human Capital Management
  • Winner of United States Distance Learning Association's 2007 – 21st Century Best Practice Award. Given annually to organization or corporation that shows "outstanding leadership in the field of distance learning."
  • Ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine among the Top 20 schools in the country in developing leaders, along with Harvard, Yale and MIT, to name a few.
  • Dr. Mike Echols, Senior VP of Strategic Initiatives, recently named of the "Top 20 Training Industry Influencers" by Training Industry, Inc.
  • The only accredited university to win a Corporate University Best in Class (CUBIC) award. Bellevue University won for "Most Innovative Corporate Resource" in 2005 and 2007. Two of the University’s partners, Defense Acquisition University, and Girls and Boys Town, won CUBIC awards in 2006.
  • Recognized for Best Teaching Online. The United States Distance Learning Association honored David Levy, Ph.D., Bellevue University Associate Professor, for excellence in online teaching.
  • Named a "Learning Leader" by Bersin and Associates and ELearning! magazine for the school's virtual, interactive Criss Auditorium.
  • Ranked the largest master's healthcare administration program in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine.
  • ONE of 8 universities in the U.S. selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to participate in its "Palace Acquire Intern Program" because of Bellevue University’s undergraduate and graduate Security Management degree programs.
  • Largest private college in the state of Nebraska based on headcount (IPEDS)
  • As of January 2014, we are ONE of 8 universities WORLDWIDE to offer a project management bachelor's degree that's accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

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