Building your greater purpose.
How do you prepare for a future that will be different than anyone can imagine? At Bluffton University, the answer is through the Bluffton Blueprint.
Committed to growth
Ninety-nine percent of graduates are employed or engaged in advanced study or long-term service within six months of graduation. Many become leaders in their fields.
Guided by values
Christian values inspire us through discovery, community, respect and service. You will develop the confidence and skills needed to lead in your community and the world.
Shaped by experience
Through the Bluffton Blueprint, a unique blend of foundational courses and experiential learning, you will be prepared for the challenges that come with life.
Rooted in community
At Bluffton, it's all about relationships. You will collaborate with peers; learn from trusted faculty, mentors and coaches; and grow in your spiritual journey.
Gospel music has its roots in just about every American musical style, so as I'm thinking about how to prepare gospel singers, this research will also help me better prepare jazz singers and musical theatre singers."
I was going to go to Cornell this summer. But we figured out how to make the experience virtual. I'm extremely grateful to have this opportunity."
In high school, I kept to myself... I would have never expected that by my senior year, I would be saying 'How's it going?' to almost every person I passed because they were my friends."
We know that big challenges lead to even bigger payoffs. That’s why we pair rigorous academics with supportive faculty who are invested in your success. Here, you’ll grow through life-shaping courses, internships and cross-cultural experiences.
Safe return to campus
Bluffton students begin fall classes on Aug. 17. While some campus events will continue for students, events and facilities will be closed to off-campus guests for at least fall semester.Read more
Enhancing the region
Corporate Partner and Education Partner programs provide benefit-eligible employees and their families a 20 percent tuition discount on undergraduate, degree-completion and master's degree programs.Read more
A newly-formed committee will work to support all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Its initial focus will be to increase support for Black students, faculty and staff.Read more
Beaver athletics return
The safer return to athletics plan includes competition opportunities for all teams. For some teams this means a spring conference game schedule. For other teams, there will be no changes to the schedule.Read more
Dr. David Yost '83, CDC consultant, addressed the 2020 Bluffton University graduating class during a socially-distanced, in person Commencement at Salzman Stadium.Read more
First class of SLPA graduates
Bluffton is celebrating its first class of speech-language pathology and audiology program graduates. The SLPA program was added in 2016 to meet the growing need for professionals in this area.Read more
For a quarter century, Bluffton professors J. Denny Weaver and Gerald Mast have been writing, researching and collaborating on projects exploring the Anabaptist peace church tradition.Read more
Classes to resume in fall 2020
Fall semester will begin Aug. 17, 2020. Students will finish fall semester classes by Thanksgiving break and not return to campus until January to minimize the risk of virus spread.Read more
Alumni Master's Degree Grant
All alumni who earned their undergraduate degree at Bluffton are eligible for a 20 percent tuition discount on Bluffton master's degree programs.Read more