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.
Gain hands-on experience through varied internships
The Wit: Award-winning student-driven convergent media
Classroom placement in your first semester
Join the Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal student editorial staff
Approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Collaborate with faculty on mathematical research
Prepare for RDN licensure at a small, private university
Explore your calling through the Ministry Inquiry Program
Eye-opening experience at Juvenile Detention Center
Nationally accredited social work program
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.
Through the Bluffton Bread Company I am learning different food service skills. This opportunity is unique because it allows students lead the direction and development of the company."
The professors here push you to get out there and chase your dreams. I really think I can accomplish my goals if I work hard and stayed focused."
"You're in school for four years, but after that you need to get a job. The professors here really prepare you for that. They are willing to help you find internships."
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.
The two-story, nearly 20,000 square foot Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will feature six labs, faculty offices and interactive collaborative space for students.Read more
A large first-year class combined with successful retention efforts and growth in adult and graduate studies enrollments account for a 49-student increase.Read more
Join us for the groundbreaking of the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center. Located in the heart of campus, the groundbreaking will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.Read more
State of the University
During the annual state of the university address, President Jane Wood shared information including updates on the university's fiscal health, enrollment and graduation outcomes, and strategic planning initiatives.Read more
U.S. News & World Report
Bluffton University has again been recognized by the "U.S. News & World Report" as a Top Performer in Social Mobility, Best Value School and in the top tier of Midwest "regional colleges."Read more
Design Your Life coach
As a Designing Your Life certified coach, Marathana Prothro, assistant professor of communication, can work with individuals and small groups seeking to design joy-filled lives.Read more
Bluffton has joined an initiative to streamline the transfer process for community college students to earn bachelor's degrees in English, psychology or biology.Read more
Dr. Wood reappointed
The Bluffton Board of Trustees reappointed Dr. Jane Wood as president; reviewed plans for the Knowlton Science Center; and completed diversity, equity and inclusion training.Read more
Five Bluffton nursing students graduated from Northwest State Community College with associate degrees. As a dual-degree program, nursing majors must complete foundational nursing classes before completing their BSN at Bluffton.Read more