College of Distinction


2024-25 Colleges of Distinction recognition

Bluffton has consistently been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2019-20.

Business and Education programs honored

For the fifth year in a row Bluffton University has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education which focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life and successful outcomes.

The guide for college-bound students named Bluffton a 2024-25 College of Distinction, Ohio College of Distinction and Christian College of Distinction. Bluffton’s business and education departments have also been recognized as leading programs of distinction. 

“Bluffton University is pleased to once again be recognized for our unique approach to higher education,” said Robin Bowlus, vice president of advancement and enrollment management. “The Bluffton Blueprint allows students to fully experience all Bluffton University offers and graduate with a world of opportunity.”  

Bluffton was chosen because of its demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education in factors such as student engagement, teaching excellence, outcomes-based learning and community involvement. This evaluation process differs from college rankings publications. 

Bluffton has been recognized as a College of Distinction since the 2019-20 academic year.

At Bluffton University, our sense of a greater purpose develops students of exceptional character and expansive vision. For 125 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 90 majors, minors and programs for undergraduate students. Bluffton also offers programs for working adults including graduate programs in business administration, dietetics, education and social work.
Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, Bluffton graduates are prepared for life; 94% are employed, in graduate school or completing long-term service within six months of graduation.