Buena Vista University Graduate Schools

Buena Vista University (referred to as Buena Vista) is a Private, 4 years school located in Storm Lake, IA. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Buena Vista University is $9,936 in average. The school has 407 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,863 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Buena Vista University (referred to as Buena Vista) is a Private, 4 years school located in Storm Lake, IA. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1952 - Current).
Buena Vista Directory Information
School NameBuena Vista University (Buena Vista)
Address610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone712-749-2400
Webhttps://www.bvu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.bvu.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.bvu.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Buena Vista University is $9,936 in average. The school has 407 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 1,863 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 83 graduate programs through Master's. Among them, 11 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$9,936
Student Population407
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's
Number of Programs83 graduate programs
(11 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Buena Vista University is $9,936 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $552.
Buena Vista University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Buena Vista University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)11 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Buena Vista University is $9,936. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$9,306-
2018-2019$9,594-
2019-2020$9,594-
2020-2021$9,936-
2021-2022$9,936-
The graduate school tuition & fees of Buena Vista is relatively inexpensive compared to private graduate schools in Iowa. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Iowa graduate tuition is $17,029 (public) / $13,155 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Buena Vista University$9,936
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Iowa Graduate Schools$11,111$13,833
Public$11,125$17,029
Private$13,155
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,223 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Buena Vista University. On-campus living costs are increased by 9.83% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,498. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.54% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,490$2,276$6,325$5,609
2018-2019$9,538$2,267$6,649$5,962
2019-2020$9,872$2,310$6,973$6,251
2020-2021$9,537$2,420$7,244$6,493
2021-2022$10,370$2,762$7,645$6,853
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $552 at Buena Vista University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$517
2018-2019$533
2019-2020$533
2020-2021$552
2021-2022$552

Graduate Programs at Buena Vista

Buena Vista University offers 10 graduate programs for Master's. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 168 students have completed their study at Buena Vista University.
Offered Degrees at Buena Vista University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree108168
Total108168
The most popular program at Buena Vista University is the Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services program and last year 80 students have earned/completed their degree program.
Buena Vista University offers 10 programs through Master's. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 168 students have completed their graduate studies.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (7 completers) 143 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction42$57,700
Educational/Instructional Technology3-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities6-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs5-
Special Education and Teaching (other)1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services80$44,800
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor6-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
Counseling Psychology7-
Business [+] 18 completers-
Organizational Leadership18-
Total168

Graduate Student Population at Buena Vista

For academic year 2021-2022, total 407 students enrolled into Buena Vista University graduate schools where it has total 1,863 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4 full-time and 403 part-time graduate students. By gender, 70 male and 337 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total40770337
Full-time413
Part-tme40369334
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 333 White (81.82%), 5 Black/African American (1.23%), 6 Hispanic (1.47%), 3 Asian (0.74%), and 60 students with other races.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total40770337
American Indian/Native American000
Asian330
Black/African American532
Hispanic624
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White33353280
Two More30030
Un-Known30921
Non-resident Alien000
Buena Vista University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 312 graduate students (76.66% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 33 graduate students (8.11% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total407
Enrolled Online Exclusively312
Enrolled Some Online Courses33
Not in Online Courses62
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Buena Vista University. 57 students are aged 20 to 24 (14.00% of total students), 23 students are aged above 50 (5.65%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Buena Vista University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total40770337
Age 20-21101
Age 22-2456749
Age 25-2913116115
Age 30-34681652
Age 35-39511437
Age 40-49761066
Age 50-6423716
Age Un-Known101

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