Bellevue University Reviews

  • 76 Reviews
  • Bellevue (NE)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,851
74% of 76 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 76 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Andi
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2018
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Run. This school is the worst. Lack of communication. Professor who told me to figure it out on my own or watch YouTube when I asked for help. I was an A student so I know what is expected for an A. This professor would give me a 100% on a paper, even when it was crap. If I get an A, I want to have earned it. Financial aid is a joke. Theyll mess it up and then refuse to take responsibility. Do NOT attend this school."
Rick A.
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2018
  • Degree: Project Management
"Bellevue University was a great experience for me. The class content was challenging and very informative. The project management degree is acredited by the Project Management Institute and the classes are definitely not easy. The instructors explain the content well and give professional critical feedback on your assignments to help you understand the material. We learned critical leadership and business skills as-well-as in-depth project management courses designed to help you earn the PMP certification. This is definitely not some sort of diploma-mill and the degree is consistantly ranked high in the U.S News rankings."
Shidian
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2018
  • Degree: Network Security
"This is the small university that most people take the online class to earn a master degree. It is not hard to pass the class and get the degree. Some courses are useful, such as CIS 515 IT infrastructure, and cloud computing. Some courses are useless such as CIS 520. I don't know why they choose this course for an IT student. It is very fast to get a master degree which only takes less than two years. Each quarter, I only take two courses that are easy to handle. Depending on the professor, I would recommend taking the in-campus course. Some teacher told me useful stuff; some professors just read PPT. Most assignments are easy to pass. It is suitable for me."
Phillip Paker
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was in the first graduating class from Bellevue College, later Bellevue University. The original campus was a Quonset hut just off the USAF base (OFFETT). My most memorable instructor was Professor M.; he taught psychology and HR classes. I was his student aid for Human Relations. I was allowed to transfer in a fair number of USAFI course credits. Going full time at nights, I got my BA in about 1.5 years. This had a significant effect on my military time. I qualified for OTS but got out due to medical problems. As a consequence of getting my degree my Captain gave me career advice that has helped me throughout my work and private life including working on advanced degrees."
Chelle
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"This review is for the Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science as well as a Master's degree in Human Resource Strategic Management. B.S. in Behavioral Science: I would rate it 8 out of 10 The classes were challenging however, as with most online colleges, you are left to do a lot of reading to learn. The professor provided video discussions which was greatly appreciated and respectable (A+ for that). The discussion boards made me question their effectiveness, as it can be quite difficult to approach an already awkward situation such as forced discussion when you have encounter some discussion posts that resemble those you may expect from jr. high students. I wish the professor was more involved with discussions. However, although I didn't like this aspect I feel it made me learn how to object to others' opinions more respectfully. For all those who think that you can begin to practice in a counseling setting- DO YOUR HOMEWORK (excuse the pun)! IN MOST STATES YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST A MASTER'S AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF INTERNSHIP BEFORE YOU CAN PRACTICE. If you do not research the requirements in your state please do not blame Bellevue for your inability to practice with only your Bachelor's degree. The Bellevue curriculum is sufficient in preparing you for further education in the field if you study hard. Worst thing about this degree: The Kirkpatrick Signature Series. It was basically 12 weeks of Political Science and History, and being in a major that relies mostly on theory, the teacher does not allow you to have a difference of opinion from him (even when supported by valid references). Other than that I would suggest going to Bellevue for your degree in Behavioral Science if you are actually interested in the inner-workings of behavior; you will learn a lot if you apply yourself. Just hone in on your history and political science knowledge.... and remember your degree won't be just handed to you- you're going to have to earn it in this discipline. Master's of Science in Human Resource Strategic Management: 8 out of 10 I would give the program a higher rating however I am just finishing the third class. So far the material, assignments and discussions are relevant and effective. I am about to switch teachers yet this teacher has been attentive and educational. The discussion boards are still awkward; I feel more emphasis should be made on discussions between professors and students. I learned a lot more from the teacher's feedback than the students'. Look, stop forcing people to have two uncomfortable "conversations" with students. It doesn't work. I want to learn from someone with knowledge on the matter, not struggle to correct another student. Please Bellevue, find another way to engage students with one another. Even though the collaborative projects are terrible (as our grade depends on the contribution of all parties) sprinkle those in the curriculum and stop making us answer others' discussion posts so much! Also, if the student receives a grade of less than 100% professors should provide feedback, giving the student a chance to improve their grade the next go-around. Okay. I'm done with the venting. I have done extensive studying and devoted much time to my assignments and I feel it is paying off. Aside from the regular frustrations you will feel in this program (and doing online courses) at this school, I would recommend this program. I've learned a lot already about Human Resources, and anticipate much more learning.The teacher answers all questions quickly and completely, and furthers discussions when necessary (A+) and is a great contributor to your learning. Worst thing about this degree: We are forced to respond to discussion posts from peers. Please create a way where we can respond to the professor's questions instead. The professor will be able to more easily gauge our learned knowledge, and students won't have to be forced to replying with sub-par responses. Overall, I still recommend Bellevue University. I have attend other online universities (Ashford and Capella) and have seen these same problems that I have listed. Bellevue is more affordable and their curriculum is comparable to the schools I have attended before."
Alex
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2017
  • Degree: Information Systems
"I attended Bellevue University and received a Bachelor of Science in MIS. I had a great experience. I graduated on time without any issues. The date I was told I would be finished is when I finished. My advisor was great as well as the other advisors that helped me when she was out of the office. The online cohort is very fast paced and very demanding. There were many nights that I stayed up late and worked on assignments for several days. You will have several projects and many papers where you must demonstrate your knowledge and show that you are learning. Additionally, you will need to complete the KSS. Those courses require volunteer work and many papers along with it's own "capstone". Mines was around 45 pages at the end. This does not include the 45 page paper for my core courses. Bellevue University requires time management and dedication just like any other university and it IS a brick and mortar school. In the end it was all worth it for me."
Ann
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2017
  • Degree: Multimedia Design
"I have two more semesters to go once I complete my current one - five weeks left! I am glad to see so many positive reviews as it has mirrored my experience at the school. My professors have been wonderful - particularly Professor Bergeron, who has taught all the classes for my major, thus far. Overall, the school has made me a better writer, researcher, and thinker. The curriculum is rigorous. There is a lot of work, and one has to be self-disciplined and organized to maintain both a good GPA and the benefits of the program. Which brings me to the negative reviews I saw as I scrolled through. None of the experiences these other students have written reflect mine. It is like I am reading about another school - entirely. Moreover, the review from a student who is a digital marketing major, my major, is somewhat misguided. While it is my understanding that this major will be eliminated and rolled under marketing, all students who are currently enrolled in the major will continue and graduate with a BS, not BA in Digital Marketing. I believe that I am among that last group - graduating next summer. I have been pleased with all my classes and professors. Again, it's not easy, but well worth the effort ."
Minority student
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The student coach are always calling to ask how I'm doing, and if I need anything else. Professors will make sure you are learning by making discussions challenging while they use a good sense of humor. The enough interactions and assignments that they provide, will definitely help you in your future career. Putting into practice what you are learning is what stays with you for a life time. Instead of long APA papers, they will provide you with real life scenarios; and enough homework that bring into action a lot of critical thinking and mental effort."
OldBuckSarge
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2017
  • Degree: Information Systems
"The best Masters of Information Systems degree a working class man or woman can attain. I swear by Bellevue Univ...Got my undergrad in IT in 2006...took me 10 years to finish my masters.. They have been very patient with me for over 14 years...For somebody who has the general edu. out the way.. a soldier. ..a nurse...a teacher...a gov contractor or anybody it's the way to go! One of the best decisions I ever made in my life was choosing Bellevue Univ."
Scam
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2017
  • Degree: Marketing - Digital Marketing
"J. S. informed me via telephone on August 7th at 12:33 pm PST that I had fulfilled all requirements for the degree program of Digital Marketing. This information was also followed up and confirmed by student coach, D. N. on August 7th, 2017. As of today, I have been informed that this information, in fact, incorrect. This is an official request for a detailed context summary of today's conversation in writing, including the acknowledgment by T. G. at 2:22 pm on August 11th, that she was directed to not answer or return my calls or voicemails regarding this matter. The following is a copy of my initial email sent out on July 27th, 2017: I am currently filling out the complaint form and I would like to request a call from the Dean of Students as soon as possible. In addition, I also request a different point of contact moving forward as I am no longer comfortable working with D. D. on these matters. I find it very alarming that during my phone conversation with D. D. yesterday, he not only abrasively dismissed my concerns and withheld contacts from speaking with me but also insultingly laughed at me and abruptly ended the conversation only to follow up with a professional and seemingly warm email. The paper trail cover-up is quite apparent and I do not appreciate it. My current student coach, D. N. is out on vacation and so I spoke with A. in her place and she informed me that Mr. D. deliberately instructed her to not forward my message to T. but only to him. This is quite concerning being that I, very clearly, asked to speak specifically with T. as she made her self very approachable and listened with intent. D.'s response to this was "T. answers to me". At this point, I've left voicemails and called T. numerous times with no answer or response. I also asked Mr. D. if I could speak with the Dean a number of times and he continued to repeat "I can't do that for you, just fill out the complaint form". My experience at Bellevue, thus far, has been less than ideal, in fact, I would go as far as to say it was an unfortunate and unprofessional calamity. In the beginning, I cringed at the amount of spelling and grammatical errors in almost all of my appointed assignments but chalked it up to careless student aids doing the work for busy professors. I quickly learned that was not the case after receiving various emails from different professors and realizing the errors extended throughout all communication outlets. Though these are small and insignificant grammatical errors (especially compared to the spelling mistakes in the actual program's assignments), you might understand how it could be discouraging coming from a professor. It just proves a lack of care and academic credibility. As time went on, I came across some classes where after weeks of completing the assignments, I was unable to move forward because none of the submitted assignments were graded and without grades, the assignments following were unable to be viewed. I reached out to my student coach whom, to my surprise, no longer worked for Bellevue. I explained my story to the newly appointed student coach and she transferred me to someone who could help me. I received a voicemail recording, left a message and never received a callback (This has become a very apparent pattern throughout my time at Bellevue, I have almost never received a callback from anyone I have ever left a message for and I have been appointed at least five different student coaches since I began!). So I waited a few days and called back only to find I have been appointed yet another student coach! I explained the story once again, got transferred and finally got the problem resolved. Apparently, there was no communication between the school and my professor to let him know that he actually had a class so he was unable to verify my attendance and it dropped me not only from his class but, also the program altogether. This put me way behind schedule and there was a possibility of actually having to pay for the class again! I demanded the class at no additional costs because I did nothing wrong and it was indeed granted. I have been dropped from the program on three different occasions now!!! This seems absolutely absurd for an establishment of higher education. The last time this happened, my professor personally called me and tried to get me to NOT contact the school and to "work something out between the two of us". I assured him that he did nothing wrong and that it was a lack of communication between the University and himself. After all, I had been through this twice now and was familiar with the mistake. He aggressively spoke over me as if I was accusing him of doing something wrong and once the call ended, he almost immediately followed up and yet again tried to persuade me to not contact the school. It was very unprofessional and made me feel like he was trying to get me to be secretive and somehow beat the system. The problem has never been resolved, he has never been able to view the first five assignments I submitted. After the Assistant Director instructed me, in writing, to do so, I emailed copies of my assignments to my professor from my personal email account without going through the actual program. As of right now, those assignments have not been graded. The time before that, my professor was on a cross country road trip and was absolutely startled by the fact that he was not told he had a class at that time. He assured me he would call me back as soon as they stopped driving and he could look into what was going on. I never heard from him again. I am about to complete my BA in Digital Marketing, a program that will be terminated after my completion unbeknownst to me before I began. In addition to the program being terminated, there are no other "peers" in it, I am the only student in this program which makes it impossible to fulfill the "peer to peer" portion of all of my classes and also makes it impossible for the school to satisfy their end of this educational contract. This not only affects a large portion of my grade but also greatly influences the overall results of my scholarly gains throughout this program. Had I known from the beginning that this program was to be terminated and that I was the only student involved, I would have never ever gone forward with it as those are just too many red flags for my comfort level. I truly feel I was bamboozled and fell through the cracks time and time again as the unrecognized single student in a program no one cares about any longer. I do not have a lot of money and this is a huge financial burden for me so had I known I was about to begin a failing program, I would have never ever done so. In addition to feeling duped by the actual contract I signed up for, I was assured I would have no payments due until six months after graduation but to my surprise, yet again, I was recently contacted by my student coach informing me that I was about to go to collections for past due bills! I didn't understand how this was possible as I received no notice and I was guaranteed no necessary payments for months to come. Well, it turns out that the three times I spoke with different IT members asking them to forward all of my BRUIN emails to my personal email fell on deaf ears. It still has never been linked and I did not receive the notice so I had to desperately scramble and come up with $700 to stop my account from being sent to collections. In addition, I have received notices that on the following dates "Interest has accrued on my account": 9/8/16 5/30/17 6/8/17 How is this possible if I am not to owe anything until six months after graduation? I spoke with a financial advisor at the school and she informed me there is no official graduation date listed in my file so it is possible that interest is accruing. Again, another misconception and breach of contract. I still have yet to understand how all of these Peer-to-Peer classes are able to be completed without any peers. I feel that Bellevue University did not follow through on many occasions but most significantly on the financial contract of exactly what I am paying for. I am including all of my various contacts from Bellevue on this email in the hopes that someone will comply with my initial requests to have this escalated to the Dean's office. This will be my final attempt to address this matter via this channel. If it does not happen, I will be exploring outside options including the Better Business Bureau and accreditation and oversight entities. In addition, I will be filing an official complaint with the Department of Education if there is not some form of financial restitution given the situation."
ILuvCalifornia
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"As an adult learning who commutes and works full-time, Bellevue U (online) was a good fit for me. I thought the Business Management curriculum was extremely relevant to my career. This is not an easy program. I spent at least 12 hours every week on reading and assignments. Don't expect this to be a diploma mill."
M
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"I transferred in from a J-co and pursued a Bachelors Degree at Bellevue. It was odd doing most on line work, but after awhile I grew to like it. Most instructors were pretty good, albeit there were a turkey or two along the way. I felt that my writing improved, my analysis of the subject matter improved, and my ability to analyze a wide variety of subjects, has definitely improved. I feel fairly well prepared for the work market. I graduate soon--so I cannot say much about job market, income, etc. However, my Brother attended a traditional 4 year large State College and he feels the material at Bellevue is comparable, if not more comprehensive. Bellevue is not cheap, financial aid is occasionally a weakness, but I feel I obtained a good degree, for my investment."
Ty Arrey Eno-Tambe
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"At Bellevue University , classes are structured to address individual student needs. The courses are focused on getting students ready for the job market. Instructors are always available to answer questions, at any time. The online discussion threads are a great way to interact with fellow classmates wherever they may be."
Karin Lea Quigley
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Bellevue had everything I needed while giving me the flexibility to work full time and raise a family. There was help when I needed it and I felt supported by all the instructors and staff. Without their encouragement and family feeling my bachelors would not be possible."
J.B.
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Bellevue University offered me a quality education and a fantastic opportunity to advance my law enforcement career. Following graduation, I obtained a federal agent job offer (1811) and have since worked my way up to a senior manager (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) position at my organization. The education I received transferred well to my Graduate studies at top 50 nationally ranked university where I recently obtained my M.P.S in Homeland Security. I maintain that your education comes from the work you put into it. Bellevue is as good as most ranked universities and certainly gave me everything I needed to be successful."
Spencer L. Felder
  • Reviewed: 12/24/2016
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Bellevue University is a great institution that encourages its students to make a positive impact in society. My degree in leadership serves me well as a retiree and the Kirkpatrick series highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world."
AC
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I am currently in the Master's program, slated to graduate in June. So far, the classes have been challenging and geared towards real-world application. In a Master's class, you won't necessarily be 'taught', the professors will push you to seek your own knowledge and apply it to the situation at hand. This is a higher level of learning. I plan on becoming a professor, and from this experience, I would love to be an online professor. It's a challenge to teach on-line classes, and still engage with your students, and I've had several professors that do a great job with it. I am very glad I chose Bellevue."
Amy
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I attended this university and I am very appreciative of my education. My previous credits transferred in nicely. As far as my classes go, it was a requirement of my degree to be currently working in healthcare. In my particular degree, they were able to give me topics in each of my classes that I had to relate to my particular experiences in my job. This helped me work through real life situations that I would encounter. The feedback received from these papers, I truly believe, gave me better insight to help me be more confident in a future job. I highly recommend this program! I have yet to find a job yet, concerning management is more geared towards having an education AND experience, but I am optimistic I have one of the necessary job requirements completed. I do agree with the other students that the financial aid process is a nightmare. After having attended UNL and UNO previous to this, I recognize how terrible Bellevue's financial aid processes are. They are not efficient and often make mistakes in calculating funding, as well as having a requirement of way more paperwork than is necessary. This is major area they are needing to work on. I also agree that the advisers have a large turnover rate. In my personal experience, I went through 4 counselors in a year and a half. This makes it very difficult to know who to turn to when you have an issue or questions concerning your degree. Overall, I would highly recommend Bellevue University based solely on the classroom work. Issues surrounding their financial aid and counselor's make it more difficult to fully love Bellevue but I know I would go back for my Masters in a heartbeat."
Armando (California)
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2016
  • Degree: Management
"After attending Bellevue University for four years, I find that my educational experience was top notch! For an online course of study, I felt that each and every professor engaged appropriately with not only the class as a whole, but with me, on an academic, professional, and personal level. I felt "challenged" in most, if not all of my course track. To this day, I have a closet full of research articles, class assignments, research papers, etc., which I printed out along the way. Countless hours of reading, researching, typing, etc....along with concerted help helped me to successfully complete my degrees at Bellevue. The course material was rigorous and challenging, which helped me to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for a higher level career. I am currently enjoying the fruits of my degree, which has allowed me to teach undergraduate students at a local university, as well as lead in many student causes such as student persistence, faculty tutoring, and student assessments."
DM
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I'm not sure what to make of the negative comments here since my experience was excellent. At the time I enrolled in Bellevue I had recently retired from law enforcement due to an on the job injury after 17 years of service. At age 40, I only had an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and was academically unprepared to enter the corporate world. I was very nervous about re-entering the college environment because it had been so long for me since I attended a college class. I remember when I received some of the initial instruction. One of those instructions mentioned that papers had to be in MLA format. My response was, "What's MLA?" I was very very nervous and doubted that I had what it took to complete the program. It wasn't easy, but determination and discipline got me to graduation. Fast forward to today and I'm working in a major corporation in charge of the Investigations team and doing very well. I definitely believe that earning my Bachelors was one of the keys to my success. Now, 7 years after earning my Bachelors from Bellevue, I'm preparing to work on my Masters degree. I have the same doubts and nerves I had when I started my undergraduate program, but I know I can do it and I'm confident it will better me in the end."