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Bellevue University Named to Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for Third Straight Year

Recognition Highlights BU’s Support of Community College Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa has named Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong career success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, to its exclusive 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for the third straight year. The Honor Roll identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers. Bellevue University will accept the recognition at the annual Phi Theta Kappa convention in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21, 2018.

According to Phi Theta Kappa, inclusion on the honor roll was determined by institutional engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students. University partnerships, student support, admissions outreach, scholarships and financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities were reviewed by the honor society. Only 112 colleges and universities nationwide received the recognition.

Jim Grotrian, Bellevue University Vice President of Strategic Partnerships said the Phi Theta Kappa recognition exemplifies Bellevue University’s commitment to helping community college graduates advance and achieve their career potential by completing their bachelor’s degree. “After helping nearly 20,000 community college transfer students earn their bachelor’s degrees, our experience confirms that our most successful students are those who first earn an associate degree,” said Grotrian. He added that Bellevue University partners with a rapidly growing network of more than 50 community colleges to “support their commitment to building workforce ready talent.”.

Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the colleges and universities that provide high-quality programs and services to community college transfers benefit from the rich perspectives and diversity that these students bring to the student body, and ultimately to the nation’s workforce. “Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing community colleges as their first step, but also as their first choice,” she said, “in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree.”


Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, fully accredited university with more than 50,000 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-friendly and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online. Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.