Bluffton University

Bluffton University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bluffton University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bluffton University was awarded 52 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sports management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Bluffton as #1,214 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Bluffton is also ranked #40 out of 108 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bluffton?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bluffton University is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Bluffton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bluffton is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bluffton University is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bluffton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bluffton University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bluffton for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Bluffton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 691 undergraduates at Bluffton with 647 being full-time and 44 being part-time.

How Much Does Bluffton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bluffton is $26,069. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bluffton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$28,872 $26,058 $22,729 $25,484 $27,846

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bluffton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bluffton, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $7,371 a year. That adds up to $29,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bluffton is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bluffton Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bluffton make about $39,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Bluffton University make the most money.

Location of Bluffton University

Bluffton University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bluffton, Ohio. Bluffton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Bluffton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
Phone: 419-358-3000

Bluffton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Bluffton University. Of these students, 166 received undergraduate degrees and 18 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 26 $41,286
Health & Physical Education 21 $31,851
Human Resource Management 16 $43,240
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 12 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 $31,795
Mathematics 8 $41,193
Marketing 7 NA
Accounting 6 $42,682
General Psychology 6 NA
Physics 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bluffton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bluffton

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 154 students took at least one online class at Bluffton University. This is an increase from the 61 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 154 52
2018-2019 61 21
2017-2018 74 30
2016-2017 60 24
2015-2016 74 14

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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