Bellevue University

It’s No Accident Bellevue University Graduates The State’s Highest Number of African American Students

By Lynette Ingram, Outreach Manager Bellevue University

When working in the community, I am often approached by individuals who have an abundance of credits looking to go back to school. Once we identify what their needs are in terms of a designated area of study, a plan is proposed to them by one of our Admissions Counselors. This plan includes the following:

  • A healthy discussion on short and long-term goals
  • Support system (Family, friends, mentor)
  • Financial counseling
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Preliminary evaluation of credits
  • Realistic estimated date of completion for the degree selected

Whether a traditional or non-traditional path is selected by a prospective student, we are committed to providing the options necessary to help them make an informed decision. It is extremely important that prospective students are aware of the level of commitment in the classroom and share any concerns with their counselor. We pride ourselves on the ability to connect and provide one-on-one counseling through the enrollment process up to graduation.

When someone decides to take the leap into higher education it is our responsibility to create a seamless process. We work tirelessly to deliver the best in class services to our students and the community.

Where other institutions place significant entrance hurdles, we purposefully choose to remove most barriers to ensure higher education is accessible to all.  It’s our mission and it has been in our DNA from day one.  At our very foundation is a belief that our students’ will to succeed is the most important driver of success, not academic measures that generally apply to traditional students or high school seniors.     

Additionally, we believe the open access mission is the more difficult and more impactful mission in higher education.  We must design our learning systems to adapt to a wide variability in student preparedness and student support. We must adapt our faculty and services to ensure all students are equally successful.