CWI and Bellevue University Announce New Partnership

Published: April 5, 2018

College of Western Idaho (CWI) has joined the Bellevue University Premier Partner Network, the nation’s largest partnership network of community colleges.

The new partnership will offer CWI students the opportunity to continue their education beyond an associate’s degree at one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong career success with career-relevant knowledge and skills. Students will be able to transfer all of their college credits, including full associate’s degrees, toward accelerated, online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in their chosen career field.  

“Bellevue University is one of the nation’s top four-year universities for creating pathways to support community colleges,” said David Shellberg, Executive Vice President of Instruction and Student Services.  Jim Grotrian, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Bellevue University, added: “We’re excited to make CWI a part of Bellevue University’s network of more than 50 community colleges. Our university is committed to helping CWI students achieve their educational goals and become leaders in the Treasure Valley and beyond.”

About Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a non-profit, fully accredited institution with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide. It 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, it serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online. For more information, visit

About College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. CWI was granted initial accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in February 2017. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.

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