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.

Growth Icon

Committed to growth

Ninety-eight percent of graduates are employed or engaged in advanced study or long-term service within six months of graduation. 

Footprints Icon

Guided by values

Christian values inspire us through discovery, community, respect and service. You will develop the confidence and skills to lead.

Microscope Icon

Shaped by experience

Through the Bluffton Blueprint, a blend of core courses and experiential learning, you will be prepared for the challenges of life.

Community Icon

Rooted in community

At Bluffton, it's all about relationships. You will collaborate with peers; learn from faculty and coaches; and grow in your spiritual journey.

Profile stories

Meredith Obringer gained experience with a full-time, paid internship at Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science.

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's all paid. They're even paying for my living expenses. It's a full-time job doing something I actually want to do!"

-Competitive internship
Read more
“Your work ethic; having good communication with customers, partners and coworkers; showing up on time and being reliable. They really emphasize the business world,” said Davis.

Business is all about what you put into it. How much work you’re willing to do… [At my internship,] they’ve done a good job emphasizing what it takes to succeed.”

-Consistency is key
Read more
Starting as a semester-long intern, Ethan Stearns continued to work as a Bluffton University sports information assistant for the full year.

The internship is teaching me about how open my communication needs to be just so that I can get my job done and make everyone else's job easier, too."

-SI assistant
Read more


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.


Check out over 85 majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs.

Learn more


Explore our advanced degrees in business and education.

Learn more


Called to a second career in the classroom?

Learn more

Latest news