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 Bluffton University

Bluffton University - Bluffton, OH

1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104

General information:(419)358-3000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,240(1,126 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
69
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,044 $24,930 $26,154 -5%
Out-of-state $24,044 $24,930 $26,154 -5%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,970 $8,348 $8,756 -5%
Other $2,650 $2,300 $2,500 -8%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,000 $8,600 $7,950 8%
Other $4,250 $3,900 $4,000 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,250 $3,900 $4,000 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $36,064 $36,978 $38,810 -5%
Off Campus $37,694 $38,830 $39,504 -3%
Off Campus with Family $29,694 $30,230 $31,554 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $36,064 $36,978 $38,810 -5%
Off Campus $37,694 $38,830 $39,504 -3%
Off Campus with Family $29,694 $30,230 $31,554 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $25,704
In-state fees $450
Out-of-state tuition $25,704
Out-of-state fees $450
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,613
In-state fee $300
Out-of-state tuition $10,613
Out-of-state fees $300
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 219 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 219 100% $3,715,229 $16,965
Federal grants 128 58% $635,907 $4,968
Pell grants 128 58% $511,657 $3,997
Other federal grants 114 52% $124,250 $1,090
State/local government grant or scholarships 69 32% $127,512 $1,848
Institutional grants or scholarships 219 100% $2,951,810 $13,479
Student loan aid 210 96% $1,672,172 $7,963
Federal student loans 210 96% $1,588,238 $7,563
Other student loans 9 4% $83,934 $9,326
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 876 87% $21,796,159 $24,881
Pell grants 425 42% $1,695,573 $3,990
Federal student loans 805 80% $6,762,012 $8,400

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,240
Undergraduate enrollment 1,126
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 49
Graduate enrollment 114
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,915 1,148 767
Percent admitted 64% 56% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 56% 12% 15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 46 19%
ACT 226 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 460 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 139
Baseball 44-
Basketball 2117
Football 128-
Soccer 2722
Softball -23
Tennis 108
Volleyball -22

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/12/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/05/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/06/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

12/01/1986 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1968 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

06/30/2006 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 442610
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 44181
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.7%
Number in default20
Number in repayment350

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00301600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-
Category total6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting3-
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations0-
Business Administration and Management, General341
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General3-
Organizational Behavior Studies02
Category total9743
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total6-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0-
Information Science/Studies0-
Information Technology0-
Category total6-
Education Colleges
Education, General-12
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching1-
Music Teacher Education0-
Special Education and Teaching, General4-
Category total3412
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1-
English Language and Literature, General0-
Category total6-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1-
Category total9-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature0-
Category total0-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1-
Category total1-
History Colleges
History, General0-
Category total3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Category total3-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-
Category total5-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-
Category total3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Category total11-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Category total4-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-
Physics, General0-
Category total5-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1-
Category total3-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work2-
Category total21-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1-
Social Sciences, General0-
Sociology1-
Category total2-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Youth Ministry0-
Category total1-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Music, General0-
Category total7-
Grand total2555