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Bellevue University is a medium sized institution with a student body of more than 8,000 undergraduate students and approximately 3,000 spread through the graduate schools. The school is at the forefront of educational technology and thus offers its students the opportunity to study in the traditional campus setting, online, or both.

Students can major in fields such as accounting, computer information systems, cyber security, healthcare management, or sports management, among many other options. In fact, there are special resources for cyber security students, as well as centers for project management and natural science. The school also offers certificate programs in digital marketing and data analytics for professionals who wish to level-up their skill sets. For those ready to take the plunge into graduate work, Bellevue offers both traditional and online master's degrees in a wide range of professional disciplines.

Overview of Bellevue University

When Bellevue students aren't hard at work on their class projects, the campus provides a healthy selection of clubs and activities. Students can also fill their precious down-time by rooting for one of the varsity Bruins teams. Sports include soccer, golf, basketball, and cross country. The Bruins also compete in the burgeoning world of E-Sports.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 27:1
Graduation Rate 24%
Year Founded 1966

Student Enrollment

Total Students11,637


Undergraduate Student

Male 3,610
Female 4,594

Graduate Student

Male 1,511
Female 1,922

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Bellevue Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Cost is a huge concern for most students these days. Since Bellevue is a private institution, it might be assumed that their costs are out of reach for most students. However, the opposite is true. In fact, on-campus students face a total gross price of only $21,000. Off-campus students are estimated to pay $26,000 for all of their expenses. However, once financial aid is factored in, costs are even lower.

The average net price for a year at Bellevue, which is the total cost for students after financial aid has been fully applied, is only $13,000. Lower income students pay around this price while higher income households see total net costs of only around $18,000. This represents a tremendous value in higher education.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $13,261
Average Total Aid $7,848
Students Receiving Financial Aid 84%
Room & Board $8,940

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $7,851
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $7,851
  • Books and Supplies - $1,350
  • Room & Board - $8,940
  • Other - $3,069


The primary reason students go to college is to study the subjects they love with the long-term goal of applying their knowledge in the workforce. If educational statistics are any measure, Bellevue University provides a top-tier education that fuels not only lifelong learning, but lifetime earning too.

One key measure of Bellevue's academic success is its retention rate. This number accounts for the number of first-time, full-time students who complete their first year at Bellevue and then return the following year. Their return indicates that they have found that the school meets their needs for academics and even social life. Since Bellevue students return at a rate of a whopping 78%, it's clear that students find the school worthy of their time and energy.

Though only 24% walk the stage for a diploma, another 33% are shown to have transferred out. Combined, this 57% can be assumed to complete a bachelor's degree somewhere. Most transfer students leave because they have needs that a larger school can meet. Thus, Bellevue's academics are shown to provide students with the tools and credentials they need to succeed here or elsewhere.

In fact, since Bellevue offers a full range of graduate and doctoral degrees, students can always return to campus for a professional master's degree. Most of their graduate and undergraduate degrees are also offered online.

Student Population Total

Student Population 11,637

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 949 Total Graduates / 54%
Business/Commerce, General 353 Graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 169 Graduates
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 82 Graduates
Project Management 62 Graduates
All Computer Information Science Majors 254 Total Graduates / 14%
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 86 Graduates
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 44 Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences, General 39 Graduates
Network and System Administration/Administrator 35 Graduates
All Social Science Majors 140 Total Graduates / 8%
Social Sciences, General 131 Graduates
National Security Policy Studies 5 Graduates
International Relations and Affairs 3 Graduates
Sociology 1 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 88 Total Graduates / 5%
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 80 Graduates
Nursing Science 8 Graduates
Legal Professions and Studies 83 Total Graduates / 5%
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 49 Graduates
Legal Studies, General 34 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 14%

Outcome & Salary

Though there is no true way to measure the worth of a college education, students are still interested to know how much their degrees might be worth upon graduation. Bellevue students tend to do well in their first positions. The registered nursing students tend to do the best and report an average salary of $62,000. Allied health graduates also do well and report an average salary of $60,000. Bringing up the rear are the liberal arts majors, who’s associate degrees garner just under $30,000.

All of these students have a strong academic foundation to which they can add a master's degree or simply a record of success.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $50,600
College Grads Average Salary $71,388
College Grads Mid Career Salary $86,100
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $713,880
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,574,880
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $53,044
10 Year Projected ROI $660,836
20 Year Projected ROI $1,521,836
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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