Bellevue University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 1996-1997

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 84
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 257
Average online teaching experience 8 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 97%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 93%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 86%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 37
Part-time faculty with doctorate 29
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 102
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 17
Average class size 17
Maximum class size 24


Online bachelor's degree programs 42
Online courses 480
Five most popular majors
Business/Commerce, General 39%
Social Sciences, General 14%
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 7%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 5%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5%
All majors
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Project Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Resources Development
Management Information Systems, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Education, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Psychology, General
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
International Relations and Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Bellevue University was one of the first accredited institutions to offer online degree programs, beginning in 1996. The University strives to meet the needs of students with innovative learning models, career-relevant degree programs, and articulation policies for students to earn credit for what they know. Respected and accomplished faculty bring real-world knowledge and experience to the online classroom to teach in a way that is engaging, energetic, and effective.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 5
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

For courses requiring a proctored exam, the Test Center verifies proctor’s credentials and establishes the required testing guidelines including providing a proper testing environment, adhering to the parameters required by the instructor, and ensuring that the tester has followed the Bellevue University policy of academic integrity. Proctors and testers are required to sign and return an academic honesty statement with each administered test. Through the use of Turnitin, faculty and students are encouraged to follow best practices for using and citing other people’s work. Turnitin will show how much of the student’s paper matches content from these databases so faculty can quickly determine how much of the paper is unoriginal.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Learner Inventory (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Learner Inventory results publicly available Yes
Adult Priorities Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Student Priorities Survey results publicly available Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners (Noel Levitz) Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners results publicly available Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Student Satisfaction Survey results publicly available Yes
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Net promoter score by Medallia
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 7 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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