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New opportunity for Northeast graduates to earn bachelor degrees through Bellevue University

New opportunity for Northeast graduates to earn bachelor degrees through Bellevue University

NORFOLK, Neb. - All Northeast Community College graduates who enroll in a Bellevue University bachelor’s degree program from now through June 30, 2021, will benefit from an innovative program that transfers in 60 credits earned in an associate degree and applies the full cost of students’ associate degree tuition toward their Bellevue University tuition.

The Community College Promise program is open to all Northeast graduates – regardless of when they completed their degree, or their major.

“The Community College Promise program is a new opportunity for our graduates to continue their path to a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Michele Gill, interim vice president of educational services at Northeast. “It builds on our institutions’ longtime partnership to create transfer opportunities that add value to our students’ educational goals.”

Gill said the program will be evaluated by Bellevue University and Northeast Community College after its first year to determine if it will be a permanent part of the partnership.

“Bellevue University recognizes and respects the high-quality education provided by our community college partners,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University. “Northeast students have always been encouraged to take general education courses and electives in their home communities. Bellevue University already accepts Northeast associate degrees in full, which saves students significant time and money.”

Between 2012 and 2017, more than 250 Northeast Community College graduates have transferred credits to Bellevue University in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

For details on the Community College Promise program to Northeast Graduates, contact Amanda Avidano, relationship manager at Bellevue University, at (402) 690-9698 or go to