Bethel University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,250
1.92% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,327
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
92.8%
1,235 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,362
76.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62.6%
132 Graduates

About

Bethel University is a higher education institution located in St. Joseph County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel University were Registered Nursing (51 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2020, 393 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (265 degrees), 5.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $29,250, which is $6,720 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $29,250, which is $6,720 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,327.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,250
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bethel University was $29,250. The cost of tuition at Bethel University is $6,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,327
2020 Value
5.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bethel University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,327. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bethel University grew by 5.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,002
Room and Board
$1,254
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University was of $8,002 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,254. The cost of room and board increased by 0.972% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.95% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Bethel University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Bethel University received 1,235 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.39% annual decline. Out of those 1,235 applicants, 1,146 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,362 students enrolled at Bethel University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,146
Accepted Out of 1,235

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University was 92.8% (1,146 admissions from 1,235 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 93.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.39%, while admissions declined by −10.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Bethel University has a total enrollment of 1,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 1,045 students and the part-time enrollment is 317. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Black or African American Female (16.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 1,045 and the part-time enrollment is 317. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Bethel University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bethel University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    939
  2. Black or African American
    133
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    131

The enrolled student population at Bethel University is 68.9% White, 9.77% Black or African American, 9.62% Hispanic or Latino, 5.43% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 14 students (1.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 97 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University is white (265 degrees awarded). There were 5.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University is Registered Nursing (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Math & Statistics (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,473,211 people), Secondary school teachers (532,905 people), Education administrators (263,460 people), Special education teachers (203,484 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (186,966 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Education (47 degrees).

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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 Bethel University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Education (47 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 Bethel University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,764,104 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,294 people), Religious organizations (170,150 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (161,322 people), and Computer Systems Design (120,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Education (47 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 Bethel University.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University was Registered Nursing with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
245
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University, which is 0.604 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (245).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University in Registered Nursing, which is 14 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Bethel University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.52% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    265 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University is white (265 degrees awarded). There were 5.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

0.254% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    164 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethel University is white female (164 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (101 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.64M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $302k (3.13%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bethel University had a total salary expenditure of $26.4M. Bethel University employs 25 Associate professors, 25 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Bethel University are Female Assistant professors (17), Male Associate professors(14), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.64M
2020 Endowment
2.29%
decline from 2019

Bethel University has an endowment valued at about $9.64M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University declined 2.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bethel University received $1.12M 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

$10.7M
2020 Salaries
6.11%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Bethel University paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($26.4M) and a 6.11% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.16% growth from 2018 and a 12.1% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.21M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bethel University paid a total of $3.21M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University were Associate professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 25 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bethel University.

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