For the greater purpose. It’s why we do everything we do.


At Bluffton, our sense of a greater purpose develops students of exceptional character and expansive vision. Since 1899, we’ve been learning, experiencing and bettering the world together.

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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.

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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.

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Shaped by experience


Whether it’s research, internships or clinical practice, you will engage in an active curriculum that is tangible and paced to a changing world.

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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.

Profile stories

Isaac Zickafoose, Distinguished scholar in sport and recreation leadership and Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year

I realized that you need to surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you and who push you to be better."

-Changed trajectory
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Considering that there’s not really a chemistry and physics education licensure here, Bluffton has worked with me to ensure that I am prepared to find a teaching job after graduation.”

Considering that there’s not really a chemistry and physics education licensure here, Bluffton has worked with me to ensure that I am prepared to find a teaching job after graduation.”

-Ethan Zaerr '20
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Early childhood education major Makayla Noble '19

I talked to the professors and felt like they were really knowledgeable and cared about their students. As a future educator, that's what I want to do as well, so Bluffton is a good fit."

-It's all about relationships
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Academics

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.

Undergrad


Check out over 85 majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs.

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Graduate


Explore our advanced degrees in business and education.

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Adult


Discover a variety of programs tailored for working adults.

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