Bethel University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,700
1.99% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,348
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
93.8%
1,363 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,450
72.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70%
154 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 (45 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees).

In 2019, 441 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (312 degrees), 7.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $28,700, which is $6,674 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $28,700, which is $6,674 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,348.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bethel University was $28,700. The cost of tuition at Bethel University is $6,674 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,348
2019 Value
9.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bethel University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,348. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bethel University grew by 9.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,925
Room and Board
$1,230
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University was of $7,925 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Bethel University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2018, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Bethel University received 1,363 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,363 applicants, 1,278 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,450 students enrolled at Bethel University in 2019, and 85% 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

93.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,278
Accepted Out of 1,363

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University was 93.8% (1,278 admissions from 1,363 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 92.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 14.8%, while admissions grew by 16.6%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
260
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University has a total enrollment of 1,450 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 1,049 students and the part-time enrollment is 401. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.76% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.276% 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 (42.9%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (29%), followed by White Female (29%) and Black or African American Female (9.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,450 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 1,049 and the part-time enrollment is 401. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Bethel University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    971
  2. Black or African American
    157
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    150

The enrolled student population at Bethel University is 67% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.76% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.276% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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 (0.966%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 147 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University is Registered Nursing (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (22 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 (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 Bethel University are Clergy (120,513 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (107,764 people), Other managers (93,387 people), Postsecondary teachers (72,132 people), and Secondary school teachers (68,701 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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, Dentists, Physicians, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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 (264,747 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (164,169 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,421 people), Religious organizations (134,829 people), and Computer Systems Design (70,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University was Registered Nursing with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
294
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 147 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (294).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.861 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University in Registered Nursing, which is 51 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Bethel University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 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 (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
    312 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University is white (312 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

0.227% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    202 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethel University is white female (202 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $363k (3.68%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bethel University had a total salary expenditure of $29.3M. Bethel University employs 27 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Bethel University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Associate professors(14), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.87M
2019 Endowment
5.18%
decline from 2018

Bethel University has an endowment valued at about $9.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University declined 5.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.6M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bethel University received $0 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

$11.4M
2019 Salaries
7.16%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bethel University paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($29.3M) and a 7.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.1% decline from 2017 and a 2.25% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.2M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bethel University paid a total of $3.2M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; Management with 25 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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