Buena Vista University


Online Undergraduate Program



Located in Storm Lake, Iowa, Buena Vista University is a small school situated on 60 acres outside of town. The private school is affiliated with the Presbyrterian Church. Students can choose from a variety of majors; the most popular include business, management and marketing. The school prides itself on offering students lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation.

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Quick Facts


First year offering online program: 2005-2006
Online bachelor’s degree programs: 12

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $402
In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A

Students

Total online enrollment: N/A
N/A Male / N/A Female
Average student age: N/A

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
N/A accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program:
Average class size: 12
Maximum class size: 20

Academics

Total program graduates (2014-2015): N/A
New student retention rate (2014): N/A
Most popular majors: N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Other
Online courses offered:171
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 4
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Minority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity:
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: N/A
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: N/A
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: N/A
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: None
Weekly office hours: 3

Online learning tools

Bulletin boards, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual software, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance: No predetermined procedure

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
24-7 live tech support: No
Online course development: Outsourced
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: West North Central
Gender distribution: 
International students:
Students 22 and younger: N/A
Students ages 23-39: N/A
Students 40 or older: N/A
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: N/A

Admission

Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
Continuing online instruction education required: N/A
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A

Military-Friendly

Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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