Bellevue University logoJoin SUNY Broome and Bellevue University on Nov. 29 to mark the beginning of a new transfer opportunity for students.

SUNY Broome has joined Bellevue University’s Premier Partnership Network, which gives students the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their college credits and pursue accelerated, online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in their chosen career field.

This partnership is part of SUNY Broome’s Bachelor’s Degree Institute, which gives students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degrees both online and with classes on the SUNY Broome campus. Other partnerships through the institute include Excelsior College and SUNY Empire State.

“We are thrilled to offer yet another bachelor’s degree option to our students for continuing their educations right here at home. They can not only earn a bachelor’s but even a master’s degree if they wish,” said SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm. “Many students through the years have said that they wished SUNY Broome was a four-year school. This is really the next best thing: Getting many of the classes you need right here, then finishing online with one of the country’s top open access institutions.”

Jim Grotian, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Bellevue University added, “Bellevue University is committed to helping SUNY Broome students achieve their educational goals and become leaders here in the Southern Tier.”

SUNY Broome will host a student celebration announcing the partnership from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Baldwin Gym, featuring good, raffles, games and prizes. Students who attend this event can enter to win one of two $1,000 grants, which can be applied to a degree at Bellevue University.

Then, officials from both colleges will announce details of the partnership during a press conference at 2 p.m. in Decker Health Sciences Building Room 201 on the SUNY Broome campus.

Students can learn more about the partnership by contacting Bellevue University’s relationship manager at SUNY Broome, Megan Comstock. Her office is located in Wales Administration Center Room 115, and she can also be reached at (607) 778-5071 or

About SUNY Broome Community College

A dynamic presence in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Broome’s history, degree opportunities, exceptional faculty and staff, rich campus life and dedication to learning, excellence, equity, diversity and innovation, have established the college as a preeminent school recognized both nationally and globally. Founded in 1947, the fully-accredited community college offers both on-campus and online learning opportunities, seamless transfer to colleges and universities, and multiple degree programs in Liberal Arts, Business & Professional Studies, Health Sciences, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Learn more at

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, fully accredited university with more than 50,000 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 transfer and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit