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Bellevue University Recognized as "Best for Vets" Institution for 2023

Award Measures Student Success Metrics and Resources, Support for Military Students

Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, has been designated one of the nation's “Best for Vets” colleges for 2023 by Military Times. 

According to university President Dr. Mary Hawkins, Bellevue University is honored to receive the recognition. “One of the individuals who helped found our University in 1966 was a World War II fighter pilot named Bill Brooks,” she said. “Since our founding, we've dedicated ourselves to providing the educational services and the support that those in uniform need to achieve their goals.”

Dr. Hawkins cited Bellevue University’s designation as an official Purple Heart campus and the University’s freestanding Military Veteran Services Center as examples of the University’s commitment to and resources for those who are serving – or who have served – in the military. 

Bellevue University was one of four Nebraska schools to receive the 2023 recognition. The others were Central Community College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Omaha. 

The 2023 Best for Vets rankings are based on responses from 325 public and private schools that answered more than 70 questions on their services and program-specific to military students, including active duty, veterans and dependents of service members. The survey results are analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 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 (