Quick Facts

A few interesting things about Buena Vista University.

  • 786 full-time students were enrolled on the Storm Lake campus for the fall semester last year.

  • BVU's online, site and graduate programs comprise 1,196 undergraduate degree completion and graduate students.

  • In the past 40+ years, more than 16,000 students have received bachelor’s degrees from BVU sites located on community college campuses.

  • Based on a response rate of nearly 100 percent, 96 percent of the Class of 2017 was employed, in graduate school or otherwise satisfied with their career status within six months of graduation.

  • The average student-faculty ratio is 9:1. The average class range is 10-19 students.

  • BVU students, faculty and staff volunteered approximately 56,000 service hours for the city, schools, churches, local organizations, and other locations. Volunteers at Buenafication Day help beautify the campus and provide needed services to off-campus, community sites. This proud tradition continues each year.

  • Over 70 percent of Storm Lake campus graduates and 90 percent of offsite graduates stay in Iowa to work and contribute to their professions and their communities.

  • Last year, 195 students completed internships, not including student teaching, research, or other applied learning opportunities.

  • 100 percent of full-time Storm Lake campus students who applied for financial assistance last year received it.

  • Each year, BVU provides approximately $14 million in student financial assistance out of its operating budget.

  • More than 45 percent of BVU students participate in intercollegiate athletics on 19 NCAA Division III teams.

  • 47 student-athletes were named to the Iowa All Conference Academic Team last year.