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.
Getting to spend a semester in a totally different environment while getting school credit and great internship experience was absolutely incredible. It was the best decision I've ever made."
Now that I’m here, I would much rather be here than anywhere else, any other dietetic program, because at Bluffton you get so much hands-on experience as an undergraduate.”
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.
Global health class
Nursing students learn from professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, nurses from Italy and a doctor from Toledo.Read more
That's how we innovate
Bluffton Study Buddies connects education majors with children needing help with academics. In its first 10 days, students from New York to Iowa logged on to the Study Buddies Zoom page.Read more
Beaver reveal 2020
Perhaps one of the most tightly guarded secrets at Bluffton University is the identities of J. Denny and Jenny Beaver.Read more
Relationships are key
Relationships, mentorship, education and focus are keys to leadership and professional development says Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health.Read more
Hall of Fame
Three exceptional Bluffton alumni will be honored during the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Sarah (Betts '06) vonSeggern, Jerry Burrey '65 and Ed Diller '69.Read more
Video and discussion groups provide a fresh way for students to come together for no-pressure conversations about faith, life and God.Read more
Vs. Cancer Ambassador
Baseball Coach James Grandey is a member of the inaugural class of Vs. Cancer Ambassadors. His teams have raised more than $50,000 to support childhood brain tumor research.Read more
Digital Music Lab
Students had the opportunity to learn from Grammy nominated musician Kendall Nesbitt in the new Digital Music Lab. "They're introducing students to skills they absolutely can use professionally."Read more
Jean Szabo and Carrie (Ream '85) Woodruff will be honored by the Alumni Association at Homecoming during the President's Banquet.Read more