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A new satellite location in Broken Bow

Bellevue University is strategically committed to helping the American work force to regain preeminence as the best-educated in the world. Relationships with two-year community and technical colleges are part of that commitment.

Most of the University’s students work and transfer credits from other institutions, including two-year institutions.  And about a third of the University's undergraduate enrollment of 7,200 transferred here with 60-credit associate's degrees completed at two-year institutions. 

The University currently has satellite locations on community college campuses in Nebraska and the neighboring states of Iowa and South Dakota. In addition, it has built a variety of partnering and articulation agreements with 89 two-year community and technical colleges in 15 states, and set a goal of 250 agreements nationwide within five years.

Partnerships are built one institution at a time, and they can take years to develop. The newest partnering example is in the central Nebraska community of Broken Bow. University President Dr. Mary Hawkins joined Nebraska Governor David Heineman and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting celebrating a new Bellevue University and Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus location in Broken Bow April 9.

The official groundbreaking for the Broken Bow location was held in November 2010. The new building provides both institutions a permanent presence for outreach to prospective students and program delivery in the central Nebraska community.