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 Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University - Storm Lake, IA

610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

General information:(712)749-2400
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,555(2,465 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
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
66
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 $25,540 $26,306 $27,226 -3%
Out-of-state $25,540 $26,306 $27,226 -3%
Books and supplies $700 $875 $885 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,292 $7,582 $7,770 -2%
Other $1,800 $1,625 $1,750 -7%
Off Campus
Room and board $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Other $2,500 $2,635 $2,635 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $12,871 $12,985 $12,825 1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $35,332 $36,388 $37,631 -3%
Off Campus $31,240 $32,316 $33,246 -3%
Off Campus with Family $39,111 $40,166 $40,936 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,332 $36,388 $37,631 -3%
Off Campus $31,240 $32,316 $33,246 -3%
Off Campus with Family $39,111 $40,166 $40,936 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $27,226
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $27,226
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
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 258 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 258 97% $5,023,489 $19,471
Federal grants 119 45% $753,464 $6,332
Pell grants 115 43% $440,089 $3,827
Other federal grants 116 44% $313,375 $2,702
State/local government grant or scholarships 131 49% $526,789 $4,021
Institutional grants or scholarships 256 97% $3,743,236 $14,622
Student loan aid 234 88% $2,423,586 $10,357
Federal student loans 231 87% $1,422,844 $6,159
Other student loans 147 55% $1,000,742 $6,808
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 2,115 81% $24,079,252 $11,385
Pell grants 1,322 51% $6,024,745 $4,557
Federal student loans 2,186 84% $17,757,418 $8,123

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 2,555
Undergraduate enrollment 2,465
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 434
Graduate enrollment 90
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 896 480 416
Percent admitted 63% 66% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 24% 22%
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 7 3%
ACT 202 100%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 25
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, 30 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 8155
Baseball 41-
Basketball 2717
Football 78-
Golf 139
Soccer 3019
Softball -19
Tennis 138
Volleyball -22
Wrestling 25-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/26/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1976 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1986 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1986 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1994 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/01/1975 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/01/1996 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/26/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1982 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1984 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1984 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1976 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1996 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/19/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1952 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

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2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations41 5
Liquor law violations1114
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 405
Liquor law violations 1012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 134
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 7103
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 133
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 7102
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 Rate5.2%
Number in default55
Number in repayment1,038

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00184700

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 total15-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting3-
Banking and Financial Support Services13-
Business Administration and Management, General4-
Business/Managerial Economics0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies17-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General22-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other0-
Management Information Systems, General1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General3-
Organizational Leadership4-
Category total335-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0-
Mass Communication/Media Studies1-
Organizational Communication, General0-
Category total10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1-
Category total6-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Business Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Computer Teacher Education0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-21
Curriculum and Instruction-4
Education, Other0-
Elementary Education and Teaching102-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
History Teacher Education1-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Music Teacher Education4-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2-
Psychology Teacher Education0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Social Science Teacher Education0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Speech Teacher Education1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-1
Category total13526
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0-
Category total8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Category total5-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer6-
Category total6-
History Colleges
History, General2-
Category total14-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-
Category total74-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies5-
Category total5-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-
Mathematics, Other1-
Category total2-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other50-
Category total177-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3-
Category total3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Category total13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1-
Category total3-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2-
Physics, General0-
Category total6-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General28-
Psychology, Other0-
Category total111-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration0-
Social Work8-
Category total11-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General0-
Political Science and Government, Other0-
Sociology17-
Category total25-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General3-
Commercial and Advertising Art1-
Fine and Studio Arts Management1-
Music Performance, General0-
Music Technology1-
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism1-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management2-
Category total17-
Grand total19326