What College Should Be
Get an award-winning education in a supportive environment. A degree from Buena Vista University is an unmatched investment in you. As a community, we’re devoted to your success from start to finish–because we believe in what our students can become.
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Academic Programs That Work For You
Special Education Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Cognitive (K-12)
Special Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Behavior (K-12)
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Find Your Fit
Learning Made Personal
At BVU, you’ll have a personalized learning experience, whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, graduate student, or completing your bachelor’s degree. Undecided on a major? Start out in our one-of-a-kind Exploratory Program and find your passion with the guidance of our dedicated staff.
Your Way Forward
Finish Your Bachelor's Degree
BVU makes degree completion seamless, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve been in college. Take classes online or at one of our sites across Iowa with a combination of face-to-face and online formats.
You Can Afford College
A Life-Changing Investment
Our Financial Assistance staff is committed to making college affordable. The majority of BVU students receive financial aid, with many receiving grants or merit-based scholarships as well. Learn More About Financial Assistance or see Tuition and Costs.
Ranked a Best Value – Regional Universities (Midwest)
Advance Your Career
Graduate Degrees that Go Beyond
Our online and hybrid programs help you achieve your professional goals with minimal interruption to your life. You will learn from faculty who care and gain the expertise you need to be an expert in your field.
Impacting Iowa's rural revival
Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
The Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship is a place where new businesses will grow as jobs are created. Through the Center, new businesses will launch, jobs will be created, individuals will be empowered to define their future, and the ethical business leaders of tomorrow will be educated.
Happening At BVU
See Campus for Yourself
Beaver Visit Grant
High school seniors and college transfer students: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an official BVU visit to our Storm Lake campus before March 31, 2020.
Ready for a new view? We’re excited to imagine the future with you.