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Buena Vista University

Award: Bachelor’s Degree for transfer students
2 Years at NCC and 2 Years with Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is a four-year educational university. The main campus is located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Buena Vista is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs of study are approved by the Iowa Department of Instruction.

Evening Online Programs Available at NCC

Degrees offered:
• Bachelor of Applied Studies
• Bachelor of Applied Science
• Bachelor of Arts

• Accounting
• Business Administration
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
• Distributive Major:
     Health Services Leadership
     Human Services
     Health Care Administration
     Technology Management
• Elementary Education
• Finance and Banking
• Management—Entrepreneurship Track
• Management—Human Resource Track
• Management—Sports Track
• Marketing
• Organizational Leadership—Business Emphasis
• Organizational Leadership—Human Services Emphasis
• Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
• Psychology
• Selected education endorsements are offered
*Certain majors require partial or complete online course work.

BVU — Sheldon Site at Northwest Iowa Community College is one of 16 off-campus programs operated by Buena Vista. Presently over 1500 students are enrolled in these programs. High quality academic programs, dedicated faculty and committed administrators will help you acquire the knowledge and develop the skills you need to reach your life and career goals.

2 + 2 allows for students to complete their four-year degree on the Campus by attending the first two years of their program with Northwest Iowa Community College and the final two years with Buena Vista. Transfer students are also accepted into the programs.

The term system is designed to meet the needs of busy students with family and career obligations. Six 8-week terms are scheduled each year. Each class meets two evenings per week (Monday and Thursday), or hybrid or online. A full-time student enrolls in two courses per Term (6 semester hours).

Financial aid is available to Buena Vista University students. The Site is approved for persons on the GI Bill.

Admission Requirements
Students should possess an AA or approved AS/AAS degree, or 60 semester hours.

For more information, please see a Buena Vista advisor in the Student Services office, Building A, on NCC’s campus.

Student Profile
• A student who desires to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree following graduation from NCC

Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at