Estherville Location

Estherville
Iowa Lakes Community College

Conveniently located near: Emmetsburg, Iowa; Estherville, Iowa; Spencer, Iowa; Spirit Lake, Iowa; Okoboji, Iowa; Sheldon, Iowa; Algona, Iowa; Jackson, Minnesota; Worthington, Minnesota

Buena Vista University Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College. The partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College expanded to include programs in Estherville in 1994, Spirit Lake in 1996 and Emmetsburg in 1997.  Weekend classes and summer workshops are offered at all the locations.

Estherville Contact Information

Phone: 712.749.1965
Email: estherville@bvu.edu

Buena Vista University–Estherville
300 S. 18th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334


Estherville Staff

Term Dates for Estherville

BVU Estherville programs

Certain programs at BVU require partial or complete online course work. To learn more, please contact an advisor at 712.749.1965.

Accounting (Major) All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (Teacher Certification) Bachelor of Applied Studies (Bachelor of Applied Studies) BASc Applied Management Major (Bachelor of Applied Science) Business Administration (Major) Business Education with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (Major) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Major) Educational Studies (Major) Elementary Education (Major) English (Major) English Language Arts for Secondary Education (Major) English with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (Major) Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education) (Major) Finance and Banking (Major) General (Major) Health Services Leadership (Major) History (Major) History with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (Major) Human Services (Major) Management (Major) Marketing (Major) Middle School Endorsement (5-8) (Teacher Endorsement) Organizational Leadership (Major) Post Baccalaureate Certification Program (Teacher Certification) Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Endorsement (Teacher Endorsement) Psychology (Major) Reading Endorsement (5-12) (Teacher Endorsement) Reading Endorsement (K-8) (Teacher Endorsement) Secondary Education Licensure (Teacher Certification) Social Science for Secondary Education (Major) Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (Major) Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (5-12) (Teacher Endorsement) Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (K-8) (Teacher Endorsement) Special Education Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Cognitive (K-12) (Teacher Endorsement) Special Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Behavior (K-12) (Teacher Endorsement) Technology Management (Major)

Combine Face-to-face and Online programs for ultimate flexibility!

Not seeing your program in Estherville? Many BVU students like you choose to combine the comfort and familiarity of taking face-to-face courses at a BVU location with the flexibility and convenience of online programs.

See BVU Online Programs

Transfer to BVU Estherville

Transfer Done Right

100 percent of Associate of Arts degree credits from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1965 to see how your credits will transfer.

Many colleges have full articulation agreements with Buena Vista University. Students who have completed an approved associate's degree at these colleges can seamlessly move on to complete a bachelor's degree through Buena Vista University.

BVU has full articulation agreements with these colleges:

  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Ellsworth Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Marshalltown Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College