Houshower House

Legacy house becomes Welcome Center

The Houshower House, a beautiful cottage with a rich campus history, now serves as Bluffton’s first point of contact for campus visitors, including prospective students. The house is located near the main entrance to campus.

Bluffton at a glance

655 undergraduate students and 70 students in graduate programs. The average incoming student has a 3.2 high school GPA. (in 2018-19)

Bluffton offers academic study in more than 85 academic programs, an adult bachelor's degree-completion program in accounting, organizational management, and RN to BSN, and master’s degrees in organizational management (MAOM); and leadership business administration (MBA) with concentrations in health care management and in accounting and financial management; and in education (MAEd) with concentrations in reading endorsement, intervention specialist licensure, leadership and faith-based education.

Tuition and fees:
Undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board for 2019-20: $44,860. If you are serious about attending Bluffton where discovery, community, respect and service come together to form a truly unique educational experience we have financial aid programs in place to make sure that Bluffton University is affordable for you.

Accreditation and affiliations:
Bluffton University holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents to confer the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, master of arts in education, master of arts in organizational management and master of business administration.

Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 312-263-0456, and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Academic program accreditations, affiliations and recognitions >


National Center for Education Statistics


Total headcount enrollment 770
Undergraduate FTE (full-time equivalent): 655
Total graduate enrollment 70
Graduate FTE: 66
Full-time, traditional enrollment 597
Residential students 88%
First-year class: 174
Entering first-year student average GPA 3.184
Entering first-year student 25th percentile ACT (2016-17) 18
Entering first-year student 75th percentile ACT (2016-17) 24
Students in top 10% of high school class: 9.7%
Students in top 25% of high school class: 22.9%
First to second year retention rate 65.9%
Graduation rate (6 year): 54.4%
Full-time faculty (with terminal degree): 50 (34)
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
Tuition: (2019-20, 12-17 hours/semester) $33,286
Room and board: (2019-20, 15-meal plan) $11,124
Endowment market value: (as of June 30, 2018) $25,255,492

Located in Northwest Ohio

Top Tier of "Midwest Colleges"

Fulbright scholars

Community, Discovery, Respect, Service