Strategic Partnerships

Buena Vista University creates mutually beneficial partnerships with employers to strengthen their current employee benefits package, at no cost to the employer. We transform our communities by increasing access to higher education and lowering the overall cost of attendance through employer partner grant funding opportunities. Partner with us to train and upskill your employees and utilize us as a tool in your employee recruitment and retention efforts! 

Inquire about a BVU educational partnership and learn about the benefits to you, your employees, and their families.


Online information sessions: learn about the many opportunities and programs we offer to employees, spouses or domestic partners, and dependents of our Strategic Partners. These convenient sessions are free to attend. Learn more and register

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Educational Partnerships

For our current partners: Are you an employee, spouse/domestic partner, or dependent of an employee associated with one of our partner organizations? We invite you to explore majors, apply to Buena Vista University, and lower your overall tuition costs.

Current Partners

  • Ag Partners, LLC
  • AmeriServe International
  • Availa Bank
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
  • Cardinal Community School District
  • CARE
  • Carroll Community School District
  • Century 21 The Professional Group
  • Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County
  • City of Marshalltown
  • Clay Central Everly
  • Community 1st Credit Union
  • Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Crawford County Memorial Hospital 
  • Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District
  • Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Fort Dodge Community School District
  • Foundation Analytical Lab
  • Glenwood Community School District
  • Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress
  • Innovative Industries
  • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
  • Kingsley-Pierson Community School District
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare
  • Marshalltown Community School District
  • Mary J. Treglia Community House
  • Merrill Manufacturing
  • Mid-Iowa Community Action
  • Midwest Christian Services
  • New Hope
  • Newell-Fonda Schools
  • OABCIG Community School District
  • Opportunity Living
  • Ottumwa Community School District
  • Pocahontas Area Community School
  • Pro Cooperative
  • Ranco Fertiservice, Inc.
  • Rembrandt Enterprises Inc.
  • Ridge View
  • Saint Malachy Catholic School
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District
  • Sieda Community Action
  • Sioux Central Community School District
  • Siouxland Mental Health Center
  • South O’Brien Community School District
  • Storm Lake Community School District
  • Storm Lake St. Mary's School
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
  • South Central Calhoun Community School District
  • Southern Iowa Resources for Families
  • Support Services of South Central Iowa
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Wellman

Future Partners

Partner with Buena Vista University and offer educational benefits to complement your current employee benefits package.  

Offer benefits to your employees and their families:

  • Exclusive partner grants to lower the overall cost of tuition for online/hybrid undergraduate programs and our Organizational Leadership online graduate program
  • Exclusive annual partner grants to lower the overall cost to attend our BVU Storm Lake main campus
  • Continuing education, training, and workshops 

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Professional Development

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.

  • Explore professional development opportunities offered by BVU School of Education

BVU is pleased to offer continuing education webinars on a variety of education and professional topics. Continuing Education Opportunities

Our Partnerships at Work

UnityPoint Health joins BVU as a Strategic Partner.

BVU, UnityPoint Health Partner to Expand Education Benefits to More Than 33,000 Healthcare Workers

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BVU, Ag Partners strengthen communities through Strategic Partnership

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Chris Cosgrove, Pro Cooperative Vice President of Operations

Strategic Partnership Boosts Pro Cooperative, BVU

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Fareway Stores, Inc. and BVU join together as strategic partners to offer discounted tuition.

BVU, Fareway Empower Workforce Through Strategic Partnership

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Community College Partnerships

Buena Vista University has a 40+ year history of partnerships with community colleges across Iowa. Students enrolled with the community college partner can complete their degree without leaving their communities. They begin their journey to a bachelor’s degree by enrolling at our partner community college for their first two years and complete their bachelor’s degree with BVU.

Students have the support of their enrollment counselor, personal advisor, and financial specialists. These dedicated staff members assist them through the enrollment process and the entire length of their program. Course plans are tailored to fit students, their goals, and their lifestyle. In addition, students receive tutoring support, enjoy full use of BVU’s library services virtually, and have tech support through 2FIX, the University’s Information Technology Department.

Explore degrees at Buena Vista University! Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Contact Us

Buena Vista University
ATTN: Strategic Partnerships
610 W Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Laura Todd

Laura Todd
Director of Strategic Partnerships