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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We really pay attention to details and explain the 'why' behind what we teach." Head softball coach Amanda DeMoine is excited to share her knowledge of the game.
"I'm looking at the effects of waste--especially paper waste--how it biodegrades, and then I'm researching students' attitudes toward recycling." Alicia Loch's year-long research project combines her majors--biology and sociology.
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.
Dr. Lamar Nisly has been appointed as vice president and dean of academic affairs. Nisly has served as the interim vice president and dean of academic affairs since June 2017.Read more
Faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Bluffton’s Campus Welcome Center for “Christmas at the Houshower House.”Read more
Kerry Pinion Forum
Alumna Kerry Pinion, a manager for recruiting services for Automatic Data Processing, returned to Bluffton to share some advice to students for their next step in life— joining the full-time workforce.Read more
What started out as a spaghetti dinner fundraiser organized by Bluffton University nutrition and dietetics students 16 years ago has this year evolved into a farm-to-table feast featuring local produce and homemade fare.Read more
Knowlton Science Center
Sodexo has made a lead corporate contribution to sponsor the state-of-the-art Nutrition and Dietetics Lab in the new Austin E. Knowlton Science Center.Read more
Science Building Development
The Bluffton University Board of Trustees approved the next step in project development for a new science building.Read more
Teachers seeking to advance their careers can fast-track their plans by enrolling in Bluffton University's summer reading endorsement program.Read more
Bluffton football has added a new piece of equipment to its practice lineup--Guardian Caps. The soft-shell helmet covers better absorbs the impact of collisions than a helmet alone.Read more
Bluffton University has once again been named to the top tier of Midwest "regional colleges" by the "U.S. News & World Report" rankings released today.Read more