Bethany College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,200
2022 Average Net Price
$29,546
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66%
3,521 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
744
91.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.5%
61 Graduates

About

Bethany College is a higher education institution located in McPherson County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bethany College were General Health & Physical Education (19 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany College. 44.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (98 degrees), 3.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $29,200, which is $870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College is $29,200, which is $870 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,546.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Bethany College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bethany College was $29,200. The cost of tuition at Bethany College is $870 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$29,546
2022 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bethany College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,546. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bethany College grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,910
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany College was of $9,910 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.09% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.16% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Bethany College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.07%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany College was 5.07%, which represents 15 out of the 296 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethany College received 3,521 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 34% annual growth. Out of those 3,521 applicants, 2,325 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66% acceptance rate.

There were 744 students enrolled at Bethany College in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,325
Accepted Out of 3,521

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany College was 66% (2,325 admissions from 3,521 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 34%, while admissions grew by 23.1%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
50
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany College had a total enrollment of 744 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 678 students and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.1% White, 18.3% Black or African American, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 1.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.672% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethany College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Male (15.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 744 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College is 678 and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Bethany College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%
2022 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 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bethany College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    380 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    136 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    130 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bethany College is 51.1% White, 18.3% Black or African American, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.76% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 1.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.672% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 19 fewer women than men received degrees from Bethany College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethany College is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany College is General Health & Physical Education (19 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees).

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 (417,225 people), Other managers (236,529 people), Postsecondary teachers (231,510 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,927 people), and Secondary school teachers (162,627 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), Biology (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), Biology (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (561,550 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (502,927 people), Elementary & secondary schools (500,833 people), Computer Systems Design (220,468 people), and Offices of physicians (219,484 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), Biology (15 degrees), and Math & Statistics (4 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 19 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany College was General Health & Physical Education with 19 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

92
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
73
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College, which is 1.26 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (73).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
5%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 2% of students graduating from Bethany College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 5% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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 (2022)
  1. White
    98 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany College is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    56 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethany College is white male (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (42 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−6.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bethany College had a total salary expenditure of 20.5M. Bethany College employs 25 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors and 5 Professors. Most academics at Bethany College are Female Assistant professor (16), Male Assistant professor (9), and Male Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Service, with 18 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Endowment

$11.4M
2022 Endowment
15.5%
growth from 2021

Bethany College has an endowment valued at about $11.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany College grew 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.9M 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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Salary Expenditure

$7.06M
2022 Salaries
16.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bethany College paid a median of $7.06M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($20.5M) and a 16.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.95M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bethany College paid a total of $1.95M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany College were Assistant professor with 25 employees, Associate professor with 12 employees, and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees, Service with 18 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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