Corporate Partnerships



New corporate and education partnerships established since fall 2020.

Partnerships provide discounts; enhance workforce needs

Bluffton University continues to grow its network of Corporate and Education Partnerships in northwest Ohio. The university has entered into 3-year Corporate Partner or Education Partner agreements with five companies and four school districts since fall 2020. In total, 11 Corporate Partners and nine Education Partners have signed on since the spring 2020 launch.

“We are excited about the leadership opportunities for our region,” said Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University. “These partnerships enhance the pipeline of talent in Northwest Ohio while providing new opportunities for working adults and their families who are established in the region, committed to advancing their careers, and dedicated to improving their companies or schools.”

Bluffton’s Corporate Partner and Education Partner programs provide benefit-eligible employees and their immediate families a 20 percent tuition discount on Bluffton University’s undergraduate, degree-completion and master’s degree programs. The discount is applied to both online and on-campus degree programs.

New Corporate Partners include:

  • Auto Owners Insurance
  • Northwest State Community College
  • North Star BlueScope Steel LLC.
  • Lima Memorial Health System
  • Lewis Family McDonald’s

New Education Partners include:

  • Ada Exempted Village Schools
  • Benjamin Logan Local Schools
  • Elida Local Schools
  • Kenton City Schools

Business and school leaders interested in learning more about partnering with Bluffton University should contact Shelby Koenig at 419-358-3684 or

Founded in 1899, Bluffton University offers more than 80 programs of study for undergraduate students including nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work. Adult and graduate programs are offered online and designed for working adults. Degree-completion programs include business management, accounting and RN to BSN. Graduate programs are available in business administration (MBA), education and organizational management. Bluffton graduates are prepared for life; 99 percent are employed, in graduate school or completing long-term service within six months of graduation.

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partners

Enhance your employee’s performance and success in the workplace by providing valuable training opportunities. 

Education Partnership Program

Education Partners

This program is a value-added opportunity offered alongside your school’s existing benefits program.