Bethel University (173160)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,870
1.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,107
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.98%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.6%
1,646 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,814
71% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74.1%
446 Graduates

About

Bethel University (173160) is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel University (173160) were Registered Nursing (143 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (129 degrees), and General Communication (68 degrees).

In 2020, 1,246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University (173160). 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (933 degrees), 8.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $38,870, which is $16,340 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $38,870, which is $16,340 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 $29,107.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending Bethel University (173160) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,870
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bethel University (173160) was $38,870. The cost of tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $16,340 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$29,107
2020 Value
9.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bethel University (173160) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,107. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bethel University (173160) grew by 9.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,020
Room and Board
$1,270
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University (173160) was of $9,020 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,270. The cost of room and board increased by 2.85% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.42% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Bethel University (173160) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2019, when 89% 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.
1.98%
2018 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University (173160) was 1.98%, which represents 24 out of the 1211 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bethel University (173160) received 1,646 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 32.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,646 applicants, 1,426 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,814 students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) in 2020, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University (173160) has an overall enrollment yield of 33.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,426
Accepted Out of 1,646

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University (173160) was 86.6% (1,426 admissions from 1,646 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −32.4%, while admissions declined by −25.4%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
46
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University (173160) in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University (173160) has a total enrollment of 3,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (173160) is 2,707 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,107. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (173160), both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.4% White, 5.45% Black or African American, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Asian, 3.59% Two or More Races, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.262% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.2%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Asian Female (3.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.2%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University (173160), both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (173160) is 2,707 and the part-time enrollment is 1,107. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 (173160) was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bethel University (173160) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,952
  2. Black or African American
    208
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    183

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (173160) is 77.4% White, 5.45% Black or African American, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Asian, 3.59% Two or More Races, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.262% 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, 99 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 360 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University (173160). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University (173160) is white (933 degrees awarded). There were 8.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University (173160) is Registered Nursing (143 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (129 degrees) and General Communication (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University (173160), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (123 degrees awarded), Communications (75 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 (173160) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,742,385 people), Secondary school teachers (396,511 people), Education administrators (276,151 people), Other managers (230,976 people), and Postsecondary teachers (210,673 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (123 degrees awarded), Communications (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (164 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 (173160) are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aerospace engineers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (123 degrees awarded), Communications (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (164 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 (173160) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,810,721 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,768 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (217,297 people), Religious organizations (182,951 people), and Computer Systems Design (169,289 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (123 degrees awarded), Communications (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Education (164 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 (173160).
Most Common
  1. 143 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 129 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 68 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University (173160) was Registered Nursing with 143 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

443
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
803
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 443 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (173160), which is 0.552 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (803).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (173160) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 133 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University (173160) in Registered Nursing, which is 13.3 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% of students graduating from Bethel University (173160) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University (173160) is Male and Two or More Races (83.3% 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, 0.448% 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
    933 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University (173160) is white (933 degrees awarded). There were 8.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (104 degrees).

8.35% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    582 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    351 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethel University (173160) is white female (582 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (351 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University (173160) has an endowment valued at nearly $48.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−26.2%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bethel University (173160) had a total salary expenditure of $100M. Bethel University (173160) employs 83 Associate professors, 67 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethel University (173160) are Female Associate professors (50), Male Professors(43), and Male Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, and Management with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.8M
2020 Endowment
1.99%
decline from 2019

Bethel University (173160) has an endowment valued at about $48.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University (173160) declined 1.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.15M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.39M - Federal
  2. $345k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bethel University (173160) received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $345k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.8M
2020 Salaries
2.11%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bethel University (173160) paid a median of $46.8M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($100M) and a 2.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.97% growth from 2018 and a 5.02% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
191
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bethel University (173160) paid a total of $13.7M to 191 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% 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
83 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) were Associate professor with 83 employees; Professor with 67 employees; and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 115 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; and Management with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) was Female Associate professor with 50 employees, Male Professor with 43 employees, and Male Associate professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bethel University (173160).

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