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Buena Vista was founded in Storm Lake, Iowa, by the Presbyterian Church in 1891. Today, the university is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution of higher education, and retains its affiliations with the Presbyterian Church. Buena Vista states the following mission: “We prepare students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs.”

Buena Vista University offers associate’s degrees, pre-professional degrees, and teaching certifications. Programs of study are housed in the following schools:

  • Harold Walter Siebens School of Business
  • School of Communication and Arts
  • School of Education and Exercise Science
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Science, Philosophy, and Religion

Buena Vista University has a well developed distance education program that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, of which are maintained within the division of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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