Spirit Lake

at Iowa Lakes Community College


Convenient, affordable courses. Seamless credit transfers. Online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats.

Buena Vista University Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College. The partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College expanded to include programs in Estherville in 1994, Spirit Lake in 1996 and Emmetsburg in 1997.

Maggie Steinkamp

Director of Recruitment


100% of Associate’s degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1975 to see how your credits will transfer.

Try the Transferology web app to see how your credits transfer

Conveniently located near: Emmetsburg, Iowa; Estherville, Iowa; Spencer, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Okoboji, Iowa; Sheldon, Iowa; Algona, Iowa; Jackson, Minnesota; Worthington, Minnesota

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Buena Vista University–Spirit Lake
800 21st Street, Room 136
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

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