Bethany Lutheran College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,700
1.09% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,968
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.07%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
64.5%
665 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
769
82.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.7%
87 Graduates

About

Bethany Lutheran College is a higher education institution located in Blue Earth County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethany Lutheran College were General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees awarded), Exercise Physiology (11 degrees), and General Communication (9 degrees).

In 2020, 114 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 (94 degrees), 31.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $27,700, which is $−700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $27,700, which is $−700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,968.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending Bethany Lutheran College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College was $27,700. The cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $−700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,968
2020 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bethany Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,968. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bethany Lutheran College grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,120
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany Lutheran College was of $8,120 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.62% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Bethany Lutheran College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.57% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
5.07%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany Lutheran College was 5.07%, which represents 7 out of the 138 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethany Lutheran College received 665 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.56% annual growth. Out of those 665 applicants, 429 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.5% acceptance rate.

There were 769 students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
429
Accepted Out of 665

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany Lutheran College was 64.5% (429 admissions from 665 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.56%, while admissions declined by −7.14%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany Lutheran College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany Lutheran College has a total enrollment of 769 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 633 students and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 4.16% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 2.86% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.84%). 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

82.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 769 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 633 and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bethany Lutheran College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    547
  2. Two or More Races
    32
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College is 71.1% White, 4.16% Two or More Races, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 2.86% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 11 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 14 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 (94 degrees awarded). There were 31.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College is General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees awarded), followed by Exercise Physiology (11 degrees) and General Communication (9 degrees).

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 (16 degrees awarded), Biology (20 degrees), and Communications (13 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 Lutheran College are Physicians (390,066 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (304,618 people), Other managers (301,625 people), Postsecondary teachers (246,700 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (157,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Legal (16 degrees awarded), Biology (20 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Lutheran College are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Legal (16 degrees awarded), Biology (20 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Lutheran College are Elementary & secondary schools (637,959 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (576,485 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (541,826 people), Computer Systems Design (223,193 people), and Offices of physicians (203,599 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Legal (16 degrees awarded), Biology (20 degrees), Communications (13 degrees), English (6 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Lutheran College.
Most Common
  1. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
64
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College, which is 0.781 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (64).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 5 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to women at Bethany Lutheran College in Exercise Physiology, which is 2.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 46% of students graduating from Bethany Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethany Lutheran College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.6% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    94 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany Lutheran College is white (94 degrees awarded). There were 31.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    54 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethany Lutheran College is white female (54 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (40 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $41.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−1.6%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Bethany Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of $20.2M. Bethany Lutheran College employs 16 Associate professors, 13 Professors, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethany Lutheran College are Male Associate professors (12), Male Professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College are: Management, with 15 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.6M
2020 Endowment
5.72%
decline from 2019

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $41.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany Lutheran College declined 5.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.75M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $796k - Federal
  2. $45.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bethany Lutheran College received $796k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $45.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.39M
2020 Salaries
11.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bethany Lutheran College paid a median of $8.39M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($20.2M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.34% decline from 2018 and a 10.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.76M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bethany Lutheran College paid a total of $2.76M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Associate professor with 16 employees; Professor with 13 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Management with 15 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 7 employees.

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

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