Bethany College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,010

3.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,236

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.1%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.8%

1,428 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

721

88.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.3%

69 Graduates

About

Bethany College is a higher education institution located in McPherson County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethany College were Criminology (20 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (15 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany College. 39.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (95 degrees), 3.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $26,010, which is $1,595 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $26,010, which is $1,595 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,236.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,010

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bethany College was $26,010. The cost of tuition at Bethany College is $1,595 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$24,236

2016 Value

22.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bethany College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,236. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bethany College grew by 22.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,705

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany College was of $7,705 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 31.6% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Bethany College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.22% with respect to 2015, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.1%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany College was 12.1%, which represents 29 out of the 239 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethany College received 1,428 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13.5% annual decline. Out of those 1,428 applicants, 911 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.8% acceptance rate.

There were 721 students enrolled at Bethany College in 2016, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

911

Accepted Out of 1,428

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany College was 63.8% (911 admissions from 1,428 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 99.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -13.5%, while admissions declined by -44.4%.

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SAT Scores

30%

Submission Percentage

62

Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany College has a total enrollment of 721 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 640 students and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.39% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.832% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bethany College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27%), followed by White Female (25%) and Black or African American Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 721 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 640 and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bethany College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Bethany College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    406

  2. Black or African American

    118

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    106

The enrolled student population at Bethany College is 56.3% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.39% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.832% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 31 fewer women than men received degrees from Bethany College. The majority of degree recipients at Bethany College are white (95 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany College is Criminology (20 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (15 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethany College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College are Physicians & surgeons (423,773 people), Miscellaneous managers (414,435 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (314,872 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (305,529 people), and Postsecondary teachers (252,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Biology (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Biology (13 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College are Hospitals (632,609 people), Elementary & secondary schools (561,428 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (536,738 people), Legal services (259,715 people), and Computer Systems Design (207,969 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), Social Sciences (20 degrees), and Biology (13 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bethany College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany College was Criminology with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 90

  2. 59

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College, which is 1.53 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College in Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, which is 6.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Bethany College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Bethany College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethany College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    95 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany College is white (95 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (24 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    51 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethany College is white male (51 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (44 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.43M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $357k (8.06%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Bethany College had a total expenditure of $16.7M. Of that $16.7M, they spent $5.92M on salaries and $16.7M on benefits.

Bethany College employs 25 Assistant professors, 10 Professors, and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at Bethany College are Female Assistant professors (14), Male Assistant professors(11), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.43M

2015 Endowment

63.5%

decline from 2014

Bethany College has an endowment valued at about $4.43M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany College declined 63.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $257k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bethany College received $257k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$5.92M

Salary Expenditure

$16.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bethany College had a total expenditure of $16.7M. Of that $16.7M, they spent $5.92M on salaries and $16.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bethany College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.92M

2015 Salaries

11.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bethany College paid a median of $5.92M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($16.7M) and a 11.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.5% growth from 2013 and a 2.41% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.45M

Instructional Salaries

38

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bethany College paid a total of $1.45M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany College were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Professor with 10 employees; and Professor with 8 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany College was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bethany College.

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