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    Accreditation and affiliations

    Bluffton University holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents to confer the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, master of arts in education, and master of arts in organizational management and master of business administration. Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Bluffton is approved by the State Department of Education of Ohio for the preparation of teachers in the regular academic fields and in specialized fields. The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education at the baccalaureate level and the dietetic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. Bluffton University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

    The university is an institutional member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Mennonite Education Agency, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division III), the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Ohio Campus Compact, and OHIOLINK.

    Bluffton has been recognized in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, by the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges and is rated among the top comprehensive baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report in their “Best Colleges” guidebook.