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.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll OCR : Most Innovative Universities OnlineBest Colleges School of Distinction America's Top Online Colleges 2022 20 Most Valuable Online Colleges in America 2019

Best for Community College Transfer

  • Bellevue University Among Nation's Best in 2022 for Community College Transfer. For a sixth consecutive 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. Read the press release.
  • Bellevue University named #1 in innovation area, "Most Generous Credit Transfer Policy" by Online Course Report (OCR) - Most Innovative Universities Online 2017.

Best Colleges for Online Learning

  • Newsweek Ranks Bellevue University Among America’s Top Online Colleges. Bellevue University is among America’s Best Online Colleges for 2022, according to Newsweek and Statista, and is part of a select group of institutions that offer quality online learning courses or online college/university degrees. Bellevue University is one of just 75 institutions on the list to receive a five-star rating – the recognition list’s highest honor. Read More
  • Bellevue University is among the Best Online Colleges, named by for two years in a row. Bellevue University was selected as one of the best online colleges in the nation for flexible online learning programs, based on academics, affordability, and online programming. Bellevue University currently ranks in the top 10% of Best Colleges' online Schools of Distinction — Bronze category.
  • One of the 20 Most Valuable Online Colleges in America 2019. The Knowledge Review features Bellevue University for effectively engaging "students in earning awards and degrees that prepare them to thrive in a connected, competitive world."

A Top Military Veteran University

Online Bachelor's Degrees 2020 - 2021 Military Friendly Schools 2018 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges Ranked #12 by Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings for Online and Non-Traditional Schools. Best for Vets: Colleges 2020

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

  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Ranked in 2019 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges from the evaluation of over 500 online accredited schools by the Guide to Online Schools. Those schools honored are fully accredited, offer exceptional online support to military students, and earn high marks in overall military culture, flexibility, and financial aid.
  • Featured on Online Bachelor Degrees' 15 Top Online Schools for Active Military Families 2019 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 in the top ten Best for Vets:Colleges 2020 in their Online and Nontraditional Schools category.
  • A Top 10 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 6th in the online bachelor's degree category.
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity

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 Information Assurance / Cybersecurity 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 2021.
  • Selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as one of 8 universities in the U.S. to participate in its Palace Acquire Intern Program because of Bellevue University's Bachelor of Science in Security Management and Master of Science in Security Management degrees.
2018 Quality Matters Certification

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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