New Opportunity for Tens of Thousands of Texas Community College Graduates to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree through Bellevue University

BELLEVUE, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graduates from more than 50 Texas community colleges who enroll in a Bellevue University bachelor’s degree program can now qualify for an innovative grant that transfers in 60 credits or earned credits into an associate’s degree and applies the full cost of students’ associate degree tuition toward their Bellevue University tuition.

The Texas Community College Promise Scholarship is open to all graduates who have earned an associate degree at a community college in the state of Texas, regardless of when they graduated or majored.

“Through the Community College Promise Grant, tens of thousands of Texas community college graduates across the state, including those retraining or considering a career change, can continue their path to a bachelor’s degree,” Jim Nekuda , vice president of Strategic Partnerships, said.

Nekuda added that the grant will be evaluated by Bellevue University and each of the participating institutions after its first year to determine if it will be a permanent offer.

“Bellevue University recognizes and respects the high-quality education provided by our community college partners in Texas and across the country,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University. “Community college students have always been encouraged to earn the associate degree, and they can also take general education courses and community college electives. Bellevue University already accepts all associate degrees in full, which can save students a lot of time and money.

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About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a not-for-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success through career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Consistently ranked among the top military and accessible institutions in the nation, the University hosts students in residence at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and anywhere online with more than 80 degree programs specifically designed for adults who working. The University is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (

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