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Bellevue University Joins the Federal Academic Alliance

Becomes One of Just 23 Colleges and Universities Providing Educational Benefits to 1.8 Million Federal Employees

Bellevue University has entered into an academic agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is joining a group of universities and colleges in the Federal Academic Alliance (FAA). 

Through the alliance, Bellevue University and other FAA members provide federal government employees with access to opportunities to earn a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 

“We will continue to work with colleges and universities to provide the federal workforce with opportunities they need to meet today’s federal workplace challenges,” OPM Acting Director Kathy McGettigan said. 

The 23 FAA institutions offer programs that address some of the federal government’s mission-critical occupation skills in areas such as cybersecurity, information technology, acquisition, human resources, financial auditing and human capital management, as well as positions related to Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

 Bellevue University currently offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including bachelor’s and master’s programs in cybersecurity and a Ph.D. in Human Capital Management program. 

“Bellevue University is honored to join the Federal Academic Alliance and work with the OPM on improving the lives of federal employees who need access to high-quality, affordable educational resources,” Dr. Mary Hawkins, Bellevue University President, said. 

“We are strongly qualified to serve federal employees,” Dr. Hawkins added, “and we look forward to leveraging our skill and experience in serving adult learners to help the OPM achieve its goal of closing the skills gap in critical areas.”

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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 (