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Newsweek's America's Top Online Colleges - 2022

Bellevue University Recognition

  • 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 was highlighted by Washington Monthly for the third year in a row as a Top 10 College for Adult Learners in national ratings of 4 Year Colleges, released in their 2018 College Guide and Rankings.
  • Best Online College with Open Admissions 2020-2021. Bellevue University ranked #1 in Open Admission Online Colleges recognized by EdSmart.
  • Top Military Veteran University. Bellevue University is consistently recognized as one of the most military- and veteran-friendly universities in the country. Our accolades include Military Friendly® School designation for 10 years in a row.

    Military badges

  • Named among Best Colleges for Returning Adults and Non-Traditional Students. College Factual ranked Bellevue University in their Top 10 Ranking in 2019, which was designed to specifically address the unique concerns of adult learners.
  • Best Online Colleges named Bellevue University among the top 10%, based on academics, affordability, and online programming.
  • 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..." naming them one of their 20 Most Valuable Online Colleges in 2019.


Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (

Many Bellevue University programs have also received specialized accreditation for their academic strength:

  • Cybersecurity
    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Bellevue University as a National Center of Academic Excellent in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity. This designation is through 2021.

    Cybersecurity badges

  • Business Degrees
    Bellevue University has received specialized accreditation for its Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

    International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

  • Project Management
    The Bachelor of Science in Project Management, Master of Project Management (MPM), and Master of Management Information Systems with concentration in Information Technology Project Management are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.

    Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

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