Bluffton University at a glance

Accreditations and recognitions

We at Bluffton University work to provide an enriching collegiate experience that prepares “students of all backgrounds for life as well as for vocation.”


Bluffton at a glance

602 undergraduate students and 76 students in graduate programs. The average incoming student has a 3.25 high school GPA. (in 2023-24)

Bluffton offers academic study in more than 86 academic programs; and master’s degrees in organizational management (MAOM), business administration (MBA), education (MAEd), social work (MSW) and nutrition and dietetics (MND).

Tuition and fees:
Undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board for 2023-24: $47,364. If you are serious about attending Bluffton where discovery, community, respect and service come together to form a truly unique educational experience we have financial aid programs in place to make sure that Bluffton University is affordable for you.

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, master of arts in organizational management, master of business administration, master of social work and master of nutrition and dietetics.

Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association,, 312-263-0456.

A member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Bluffton student-athletes compete on 18 NCAA DIII men’s and women’s athletic teams. 


National Center for Education Statistics


Total headcount enrollment 683
Undergraduate FTE (full-time equivalent): 615
Total graduate enrollment 68
Graduate FTE: 62
Full-time, traditional enrollment 602
Residential students 89.5%
First-year class: 205
Entering first-year student average GPA 3.22
Entering first-year student average ACT  20
Students in top 10% of high school class:  10%
Students in top 25% of high school class:  28%
First to second year retention rate 67.3%
Graduation rate (6 year): 49.3%
Full-time faculty (with terminal degree):  47 (26)
Student/faculty ratio:  10:1
Tuition: (12-17 hours/semester) $35,498
Room and board: (15-meal plan) $11,866
Endowment market value: (as of June 30, 2023) $24,768,011
outcome statistics

Located in Northwest Ohio

Top Tier of "Midwest Colleges"

Community, Discovery, Respect, Service