BVU Celebrates Sioux City Location with Ribbon Cutting

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A ribbon cutting took place on July 10 to celebrate BVU's newest location in partnership with WIT Community College

STORM LAKE, IA (07/10/2018) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University (BVU) celebrated the opening of its newest location in Sioux City on July 10 with long-time partner Western Iowa Tech (WIT) Community College.

The event included remarks from BVU President Joshua D. Merchant and WIT President Terry A. Murrell. An official ribbon cutting also took place in conjunction with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.

BVU's Sioux City location will offer degree completion programs in accounting, business education, criminology and criminal justice, educational studies, elementary education, English, special education, human services, history, psychology, and more, with courses starting Aug. 27.

The location will provide classes in a variety of formats, including face-to-face courses in the evening, online courses, and courses delivered via web-based videos. All courses are designed to help working adults earn an affordable bachelor's degree and are offered in eight-week sessions. One hundred percent of Associate of Arts degree credits from WIT transfer to BVU.

BVU has been partnering with community colleges in Iowa for more than 40 years and has 15 additional locations across the state. To learn more about the new site, visit

About Buena Vista University

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit