Bethany Lutheran College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,330
1.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,525
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.704%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
58.5%
665 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
830
80.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.5%
78 Graduates

About

Bethany Lutheran College is a higher education institution located in Blue Earth County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bethany Lutheran College were General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), General Legal Studies (14 degrees), and General Psychology (10 degrees).

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany Lutheran College. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (122 degrees), 24.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $28,330, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $28,330, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,525.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending Bethany Lutheran College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$28,330
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College was $28,330. The cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $0 approximately the same than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,525
2022 Value
5.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bethany Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,525. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bethany Lutheran College grew by 5.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,150
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany Lutheran College was of $8,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.369% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Bethany Lutheran College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
0.704%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany Lutheran College was 0.704%, which represents 1 out of the 142 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethany Lutheran College received 665 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.86% annual growth. Out of those 665 applicants, 389 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.5% acceptance rate.

There were 830 students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 45.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
389
Accepted Out of 665

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany Lutheran College was 58.5% (389 admissions from 665 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 61.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.86%, while admissions declined by −11.4%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
13
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany Lutheran College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany Lutheran College had a total enrollment of 830 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 667 students and the part-time enrollment is 163. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 7.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 2.65% Black or African American, 1.81% Asian, and 0.482% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (51.4%), followed by White Female (40%) and Two or More Races Male (2.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 830 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 667 and the part-time enrollment is 163. This means that 80.4% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Lutheran College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bethany Lutheran College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    552 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    62 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    31 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College is 66.5% White, 7.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 2.65% Black or African American, 1.81% Asian, and 0.482% 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 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, 9 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 20 more women than men received degrees from Bethany Lutheran College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethany Lutheran College is white (122 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Legal Studies (14 degrees) and General Psychology (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethany Lutheran College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), and Biology (18 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 Lutheran College are Physicians (414,088 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (281,322 people), Other managers (271,854 people), Postsecondary teachers (256,317 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (222,055 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College in 2022 are Legal (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), History (3 degrees), and English (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Legal (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), History (3 degrees), and English (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Lutheran College are Elementary & secondary schools (664,911 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (570,639 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (538,751 people), Offices of physicians (217,734 people), and Computer Systems Design (209,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Legal (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (18 degrees), Biology (18 degrees), History (3 degrees), and English (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College was General Business Administration & Management with 19 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

72
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
92
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College, which is 0.783 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (92).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.62 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.619 times less than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Bethany Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bethany Lutheran College is Female and Asian (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, 2.56% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    122 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany Lutheran College is white (122 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5 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 Female
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethany Lutheran College is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.2%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bethany Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of 21.9M. Bethany Lutheran College employs 15 Professors, 14 Associate professors and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethany Lutheran College are Male Professor (11), Male Associate professor (9), and Male Assistant professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College are: Management, with 15 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Endowment

$48M
2022 Endowment
8.78%
decline from 2021

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany Lutheran College declined 8.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.24M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.82M
2022 Salaries
8.47%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bethany Lutheran College paid a median of $8.82M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($21.9M) and a 8.47% 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

$2.84M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bethany Lutheran College paid a total of $2.84M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Professor with 15 employees, Associate professor with 14 employees, and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Management with 15 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College was Male Professor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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