Bellarmine students report higher levels of academic rigor and engagement via higher-order learning and reflective and integrative learning than Kentucky peer institutions.

High Impact Practices (HIP)

Examples include: Internship or field experience, study abroad, service-learning, learning community, or research with a faculty member.

96% of BU students participate in a HIP before graduating.
87% of seniors will participate in two or more.

research 35% of graduating seniors conduct research with a professor 

globe 29% participate in a study abroad experience.

Bellarmine faculty become role models, mentors, and guides for lifelong learning at Bellarmine through intentional and dynamic faculty to student interactions and effective teaching practices.


99% of all graduates report continuing education or working within six months of graduation.*
  • 74.5% — Working

  • 23.8% — Continuing Education

  • 1.6% — Still Looking

*including military or volunteer service

Bellarmine faculty interactions and teaching practices wereranked highest of Kentucky schools.

Where are our 2018 grads now?

Our 2018 graduates are working and studying in 30 U.S. states and 3 international destinations.*

77% of grads remain in Louisville to invest and give back to the Kentuckiana area.*

First-year and senior students ranked the quality of interactions with faculty, advisors, student affairs staff and other administrative offices higher than other Kentucky and peer benchmark institutions.

Bellarmine 2018 Graduate Earnings*

  • $50K
  • $0$75K
  • $63K
  • $0$75K

*Class of 2018 outcomes, six months after commencement. Data collection and analysis provided by the Career Development Center.