Transfer honor roll


Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll

Bluffton University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's Transfer Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.

Bluffton is "transfer friendly"

Bluffton University was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the university has created to support transfer students.

Bluffton is one of the 171 colleges and universities selected for the honor. Colleges were named based on PTK’s “Transfer Friendliness” rating.

“This award is so important because it is based on what students tell us they need from their transfer experience,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are honored to recognize the colleges and universities working exceptionally hard to create stronger pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for all students.”

Transfer students can search for and connect with transfer-friendly universities, including Bluffton University, through Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool PTK Connect at

At Bluffton, a dedicated admissions transfer coordinator works with each student individually throughout the application process. To be considered for admission, transfer students typically need 12 transferable credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

“Bluffton welcomes transfer students from all over the country, and they are a valuable part of our campus community,” said Robin Bowlus, vice president of advancement and enrollment management. “It is our goal at Bluffton to provide a personalized and seamless experience for all transfer students from start to finish whether they have an associate degree or just one semester of coursework.”

At Bluffton University, our sense of a greater purpose develops students of exceptional character and expansive vision. For more than 120 years, we’ve been learning, experiencing and bettering the world together.

Located on a 65-acre residential campus in northwest Ohio and lined with abundant natural beauty, Bluffton University offers more than 80 majors, minors and programs for undergraduate students with nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work. Bluffton also offers programs for working adults including degree-completion programs in accounting, business management and social work as well as graduate programs in business administration (MBA), education and organizational management.

Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, Bluffton’s legacy is expressed in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service which are woven into the academic program and campus community. Bluffton graduates are prepared for life; 98 percent are employed, in graduate school or completing long-term service within six months of graduation.