University Awards

Bellevue University: A Recognized Leader in Adult Learning

Our mission at Bellevue University is to help ensure you experience transformative learning while receiving the support you need to achieve your goals, no matter where you are in life. We are proud to be recognized for this commitment with numerous awards and honors.

For the fifth straight year, Bellevue University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. Bellevue University is among 72 institutions nationwide that received the award this year, and the University also made the Honor Roll for the fifth straight year. Read more about the 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® recognition here..

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Among Top Colleges

Bellevue University is one of America’s top online colleges and universities, according to Newsweek, and one of 100 institutions to receive a five-star rating — the recognition list’s highest honor.

Bellevue University ranked #76 overall among public and private universities in Newsweek’s ranking of online colleges and universities for 2023, published November 2022. Read more about the Newsweek award in our Newsroom.

Newsweek's America's Best Online Learning Schools 2022

Best Online College with Open Admissions. Bellevue University’s mission as an nonprofit, open access university is to help students build on their passions and achieve their goals. That ongoing ission has been recognized by EdSmart, as one of the top ten Best Accredited Online Colleges with Open Enrollment 2024. Find out more about how we pursue innovation in our mission.
*Schools were ranked based on proprietary formulas and statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bellevue University has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation according to College Factual 2023 Best Colleges In America. The College Factual 2023 College Rankings include more than 2,241 schools across the United States rated according to overall quality. To make this determination, they focused on over 20 different factors - such as graduation rate, post graduate earnings, and a school's average expenditure per student.

Best for Community College Transfer

Bellevue University Among Nation's Best in 2023 for Community College Transfer. For a seventh year, Phi Theta Kappa has named Bellevue University to its Transfer Honor Roll which recognizes excellence in creating dynamic transfer pathways for community college students. The selection places Bellevue University in the top 25% of highest rated schools nationwide, affirming our long history of generous credit transfer and innovation in in creating transfer pathways.

A Top Military Veteran University

Bellevue University is consistently recognized as one of the most military-friendly schools in the country.

Bellevue University has been awarded Gold Status by Military Friendly® for 2020-21, which has recognized the University for over 10 years in a row. The Military Friendly School award is given to schools who are committed to being Better for Veterans and are an example to American schools. Military Friendly Schools is a division of Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, and is published annually.

Designated a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition magazine in its 2018 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Bellevue University has been awarded top recognition by MAE&T for the last 7 consecutive years.

Featured on Online Bachelor Degrees' 15 Top Online Schools for Active Military Families 2022 for schools that "provide military members the best and most convenient way to earn a higher education while serving the nation through distance education."

Military Times ranked Bellevue University as one of the Best for Vets:Colleges 2022 in their Online and Nontraditional Schools category.

Bellevue University is honored to have received the following Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense Honors

Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Officials lauded Bellevue 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 2027.

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Quality Matters Certification

This certification mark recognizes that the Bellevue University Master of Healthcare Administration course Leadership and Team Development meets Quality Matters (QM) Review Standards. The QM certification means the course was evaluated by a team of experts and met rigorous standards of quality for course design. The process for certification of this course helped ensure high quality of all MHA program courses.

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Bellevue University Named NSPA 2017 Scholarship Provider of the Year

Bellevue University was chosen by a committee of peer institutions for exemplifying innovative and effective scholarship practices that impact the ability of students to access and be successful in higher education.

Top School for Leaders

"Learning Leader." Bellevue University was recognized by Bersin and Associates and ELearning! magazine for the school's virtual, interactive Criss Auditorium.

One of a few universities worldwide (As of October 2016) that is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) for our three degree programs in project management:

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