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At BVU, it is our mission to strengthen communities across Iowa by providing affordable, accessible higher education through strategic partnerships with organizations like yours. Together, we can build up our Iowa communities and beyond.
Exclusive Partner Grants
Lower the overall cost of tuition for our Storm Lake campus, online and hybrid undergraduate programs, and our organizational leadership graduate program.
Professional Development Opportunities
Enrich your workforce with continuing education, training, and workshops. Inquire with us about opportunities and costs.
All students receive support from an academic advisor and financial specialist, as well as tutoring support, tech support, and access to our virtual library services.
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Since its founding, BVU and the Storm Lake Community School District have served and strengthened this wonderful community through education and service. Providing greater access to a BVU education will empower our staff members and their families as they advance their careers and make this region all that much stronger in so many ways.
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At Buena Vista University, we are committed to your lifelong learning and success. We offer a variety of topics to satisfy your professional development and continuing education needs.
- Professional development opportunities
Strengthening Secondary Writing Skills (for teachers serving grades 9-12)
Strengthening Secondary Reading Skills
Literacy & Standards
English as a Second Language
Buena Vista University offers a variety of continuing education opportunities to expand your knowledge and build upon your experience. Our courses, workshops, and webinars equip you with the essentials to stay current in your practicing field.
BVU's Strategic Partnerships division manages more than 90 partnerships. Our partners include schools, community colleges, businesses, and regional and national organizations.
- View Our Full Portfolio of Strategic Partners
- Ag Processing Inc
- Ag State
- AHSTW Community School District
- Albert City-Truesdale Community School District
- Alta-Aurelia Community School District
- AmeriServe International
- Ameristar Casino Hotel
- Availa Bank
- Avalon Center
- Bank Midwest
- Biodyne USA
- Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools
- Boyer Valley Community School District
- Buena Vista County
- Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
- BW Fusion
- Cardinal Community School District
- Carroll Community School District
- Casey's General Stores
- Century 21 The Professional Group
- Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County
- Cherokee Community School District
- Cherokee Regional Medical Center
- City of Marshalltown
- Clay Central Everly Community School District
- Community 1st Credit Union
- Community & Family Resources
- Community State Bank
- Corteva Agriscience
- Council Bluffs Community School District
- Crawford County Memorial Hospital
- D.K. Arndt, P.C.
- Denison Community School District
- Des Moines Area Community College: Carroll / Newton
- Eagle Grove Community School District
- East Union Community School District
- Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District
- Ellsworth Community College
- Emmetsburg Community School District
- Fairfield Community School District
- Family Access Center
- Fareway Stores, Inc.
- Farm Credit Services of America
- Farmers Savings Bank
- Fort Dodge Community School District
- Foundation Analytical Lab
- Glenwood Community School District
- GrapeTree Medical Staffing
- Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress
- Greater Regional Health
- Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District
- Hope Haven
- Hunzelman, Putizer & Co., PLC
- IKM-Manning Community School District
- Indian Hills Community College
- Innovative Industries
- Iowa Central Community College
- Iowa Lakes Community College: Estherville / Emmetsburg / Spencer
- Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
- Iowa Western Community College
- K&W Electric, Inc.
- Kingsley-Pierson Community School District
- Kirkwood Community College
- Kuemper Catholic School System
- Lakes Regional Healthcare
- Lawton-Bronson Community School District
- Marshalltown Community College
- Marshalltown Community School District
- Mary J. Treglia Community House
- Merrill Manufacturing
- Mid-Iowa Community Action
- Midwest Christian Services
- Midwest Industries Inc.
- Missouri Valley Community School District
- Murray Community School District
- New Hope
- New Opportunities, Inc.
- Newell-Fonda Schools
- Newton Community School District
- North Iowa Area Community College
- North Star Community Services
- North Union Community School District
- Norwalk Community School District
- OABCIG Community School District
- Okoboji Community School District
- Omni Dental Centre
- Opportunity Living
- Ottumwa Community School District
- Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Group
- Pocahontas Area Community School
- Pollard Games
- Positech Corporation
- Prelude Behavioral Services
- Pro Cooperative
- Professional Computer Solutions, LLC
- Ranco Fertiservice, Inc.
- Rembrandt Enterprises Inc.
- Ridge View Schools
- Rosenboom Machine & Tool
- Saint Malachy Catholic School
- Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District
- Sieda Community Action
- Sioux Central Community School District
- Siouxland Mental Health Center
- South Central Calhoun Community School District
- South O’Brien Community School District
- Southeastern Community College
- Southern Iowa Resources for Families
- Southwestern Community College
- Spencer Community School District
- Spencer Hospital
- St. Edmond Catholic School
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
- Storm Lake Community School District
- Storm Lake St. Mary's School
- Support Services of South Central Iowa
- Tecton Industries
- The Arnold Group of Companies
- Treynor Community School District
- United Community Health Center
- UnityPoint Health
- Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.
- Van Meter Community School District
- VT Industries
- Webster City Community School District
- Wells Ag Supply
- West Central Community Action
- Western Iowa Tech Community College: Denison / Sioux City
- Wild Rose Casino & Hotel
- Windstar Lines, Inc.
- Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C.
I am a fulltime, online student majoring in business with a focus in financial decision making. The grant I receive from the Strategic Partnership program has made a major impact in my ability to further my education. The benefits from this program made it so I could afford to go to school. My experience with BVU so far has been great, my professors are friendly, and I am learning a lot, all on my own time!