Rankings and Accolades

Bellarmine is a consistent presence on lists of top colleges thanks to its low student-to-teacher ratio, high student satisfaction levels and alumni earning power.

Logos from awards and rankings

Academic Excellence

US News & World Report
Category: Southern Regional Universities

  • #17 overall
  • #11 among best colleges for veterans
  • #32 for undergraduate teaching quality

Princeton Review

  • Bellarmine among nation's best 384 colleges
  • Rubel School of Business among nation's best 267 business schools

Forbes

  • #84 among all U.S. universities in the south

US News & World Report

  • #64 among best graduate Physical Therapy programs in the U.S.

College Choice

Niche.com

  • #1 Catholic college in Kentucky
  • #18 among best college locations in America
  • #40 among the nation's top Catholic colleges
  • #66 among the best colleges for kinesiology and therapy

Value and Affordability

US News & World Report
Category: Southern Regional Universities

  • #33 among best value schools

Brookings Institution
Comparison of Kentucky colleges

  • #1 for mid-career salaries among featured Kentucky universities
  • 16% higher mid-career salaries than graduates from similar U.S. universities

Payscale.com

  • #2 among Kentucky colleges for salary potential
  • #115 among all U.S. colleges for best value

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
Kentucky public and private non-profit colleges

  • #1 for students earning more than typical high school graduate
  • #2 for median salary of graduates after 10 years

Washington Monthly
Category: Southern U.S. Universities

  • #84 in “best bang for the buck”

Money Magazine

  • #421 among best college values in the U.S., determined by educational quality, affordability and alumni success

Alumni Outcomes

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • #1 in Kentucky for graduate wages after 10 years

Forbes

  • #222 in “grateful grads”

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
Kentucky public and private non-profit colleges

  • #3 for graduation rate

First Destination Survey

  • 99% of graduates working or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation
  • 91% of BA graduates are working in their career field of interest