Enhancing the regional workforce


Partnerships provide educational discounts; enhance workforce needs

Tuition discounts are offered to employees of participating businesses and schools.

partnerships developed with regional businesses and schools

Bluffton University is rapidly growing a network of Corporate and Education Partnerships in northwest Ohio. The university has entered into 3-year Corporate Partner agreements with six companies and five Education Partner agreements with area school districts since its launch this spring.

“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:

  • Wannemacher Total Logistics
  • Crown Equipment Company
  • Owens Community College
  • Stolly Insurance Group
  • The Union Bank Co.
  • HCF Management, Inc.

New Education Partners include:

  • Bluffton Village Schools
  • Lima City Schools
  • Riverdale Local Schools
  • Allen East Local Schools
  • Shawnee Local School District

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

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.