Bethany College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,770
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,780
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.7%
1,163 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
816
92.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29%
38 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 General Health & Physical Education (16 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (15 degrees), and Criminology (11 degrees).

In 2019, 107 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany College. 44.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (61 degrees), 2.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $27,770, which is $490 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $27,770, which is $490 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,780.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,770
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bethany College was $27,770. The cost of tuition at Bethany College is $490 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$19,780
2019 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bethany College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,780. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bethany College grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,443
Room and Board
$625
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany College was of $8,443 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $625. The cost of room and board increased by 4.04% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Bethany College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2018, 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.
13.9%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany College was 13.9%, which represents 32 out of the 231 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bethany College received 1,163 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,163 applicants, 787 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 816 students enrolled at Bethany College in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
787
Accepted Out of 1,163

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany College was 67.7% (787 admissions from 1,163 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −13.4%, while admissions declined by −13.5%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany College has a total enrollment of 816 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 757 students and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.7% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 5.51% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.98% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.613% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethany College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Male (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 816 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 757 and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2019 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    487
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    145
  3. Black or African American
    113

The enrolled student population at Bethany College is 59.7% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 5.51% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.98% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.613% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 11 fewer women than men received degrees from Bethany College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethany College is white (61 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany College is General Health & Physical Education (16 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (15 degrees) and Criminology (11 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 (25 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 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 (413,871 people), Other managers (239,108 people), Postsecondary teachers (208,799 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (202,882 people), and Secondary school teachers (170,714 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 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 Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (530,461 people), Elementary & secondary schools (523,631 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,571 people), Offices of physicians (228,371 people), and Computer Systems Design (160,063 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1 degrees), and History (2 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.
Most Common
  1. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany College was General Health & Physical Education with 16 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

59
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
48
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College, which is 1.23 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (48).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College in General Health & Physical Education, which is 1.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Bethany College in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.875 times less than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from Bethany College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethany College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    61 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany College is white (61 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (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 Female
    33 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethany College is white female (33 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (28 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.62M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $306k (4.01%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Bethany College had a total salary expenditure of $16.6M. Bethany College employs 19 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Bethany College are Male Assistant professors (11), Male Associate professors(8), and Female Assistant 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 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.62M
2019 Endowment
53.7%
growth from 2018

Bethany College has an endowment valued at about $7.62M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany College grew 53.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.1M 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. $2.06M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bethany College received $2.06M 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

Salary Expenditure

$4.61M
2019 Salaries
6.78%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Bethany College paid a median of $4.61M in salaries, which represents 27.8% of their overall expenditure ($16.6M) and a 6.78% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2017 and a 6.03% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.33M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bethany College paid a total of $2.33M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany College were Assistant professor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; and Management with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany College was Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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