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Bellevue University Named a '2020 Great College to Work For'

Special Honor Roll Recognition for Top Ranking Across Multiple Categories

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BELLEVUE, Nebraska – Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program that was published today in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bellevue University was also distinguished on the survey’s Honor Roll, an additional recognition for outstanding institutions.

Bellevue University is among 79 institutions nationwide that received the award this year. A total of 42 institutions are on the Honor Roll. This is the second year Bellevue University has been named a "Great College To Work For."

"Bellevue University is a great place to work because of its culture and mission," Bellevue University President Mary Hawkins said. "Our staff and faculty share a passion for students, learning and innovation — and these strong values create a resilient culture which permeates our students' experience and the workplace experience."

The results are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities from across the country. In all, 79 of the 221 institutions achieved "Great College to Work For" recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Bellevue University included among the medium institutions.

The 2020 survey results show that Bellevue University:

  • Had a 77% overall average score – up from 71% last year.
  • Improved in the categories of Job Satisfaction/Support, Teaching Environment, Shared Governance, Faculty, Administration & Staff Relations and more.
  • Ranked “Very Good” in eight categories: Job Satisfaction/Support; Teaching Environment, Compensation, Benefits & Work/Life Balance, Facilities, Pride, Supervisors/Department Chairs, Senior Leadership and Faculty, Administration & Staff Relations.

Bellevue University was honored across multiple categories this year and because of that has received Honor Roll recognition. The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process. An institutional questionnaire captures employment data and workplace policies, while a survey administered to faculty and staff captures employee views.

The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administers the survey and analyzes the data.

For more information about the survey and results, visit the Great Colleges program website at

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (