Bethel University (219718)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,188
3.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,649
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
90.3%
1,541 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,119
71.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28%
191 Graduates

About

Bethel University (219718) is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel University (219718) were Organizational Leadership (251 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (169 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

In 2019, 998 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University (219718). 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (587 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $10,188, which is $−11,838 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $10,188, which is $−11,838 less 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 $15,649.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,188
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) was $10,188. The cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $−11,838 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,649
2019 Value
4.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bethel University (219718) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,649. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bethel University (219718) grew by 4.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,198
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University (219718) was of $9,198 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Bethel University (219718) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2018, when 79% 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.
11.5%
2017 Default Rate
285
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University (219718) was 11.5%, which represents 285 out of the 2477 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 (219718) received 1,541 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,541 applicants, 1,391 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,119 students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in 2019, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University (219718) has an overall enrollment yield of 30.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,391
Accepted Out of 1,541

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University (219718) was 90.3% (1,391 admissions from 1,541 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −18.8%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
29
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University (219718) in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University (219718) has a total enrollment of 3,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,231 students and the part-time enrollment is 888. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718), both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.8% White, 33.5% Black or African American, 7.18% Two or More Races, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.545% Asian, 0.353% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0962% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (24.9%) and Black or African American Male (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (26.6%) and White Male (22.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University (219718), both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,231 and the part-time enrollment is 888. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 (219718) was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Bethel University (219718) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,615
  2. Black or African American
    1,045
  3. Two or More Races
    224

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718) is 51.8% White, 33.5% Black or African American, 7.18% Two or More Races, 2.18% Hispanic or Latino, 0.545% Asian, 0.353% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0962% 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, 45 students (1.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 116 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University (219718). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University (219718) is white (587 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) is Organizational Leadership (251 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (169 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University (219718), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (284 degrees awarded), Business (498 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 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 (219718) are Accountants & auditors (993,503 people), Other managers (759,723 people), Financial managers (503,547 people), Chief executives & legislators (390,076 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (287,678 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (284 degrees awarded), Business (498 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (6 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 Bethel University (219718) are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (284 degrees awarded), Business (498 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (6 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 (219718) are Elementary & secondary schools (697,700 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (511,543 people), Computer Systems Design (504,836 people), Banking & related activities (498,712 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (455,007 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (284 degrees awarded), Business (498 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (6 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 (219718).
Most Common
  1. 251 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) was Organizational Leadership with 251 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

441
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
557
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 441 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718), which is 0.792 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (557).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 125 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718) in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.79 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University (219718) in Organizational Leadership, which is 2.02 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Bethel University (219718) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University (219718) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 4.19% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    587 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    325 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University (219718) is white (587 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

2.2% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    309 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    278 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethel University (219718) is white male (309 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (278 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at nearly $11.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−5.03%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bethel University (219718) had a total salary expenditure of $48.9M. Bethel University (219718) employs 67 Lecturers, 31 Associate professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethel University (219718) are Male Lecturers (38), Female Lecturers(29), and Male Associate professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 94 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Management with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.4M
2019 Endowment
215%
growth from 2018

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at about $11.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University (219718) grew 215% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.1M 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. $205k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bethel University (219718) received $205k 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

$21.6M
2019 Salaries
10.4%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Bethel University (219718) paid a median of $21.6M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($48.9M) and a 10.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.46% growth from 2017 and a 12.2% 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

$6.34M
Instructional Salaries
160
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bethel University (219718) paid a total of $6.34M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% 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

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Lecturer with 67 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Management with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) was Male Lecturer with 38 employees, Female Lecturer with 29 employees, and Male Associate professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bethel University (219718).

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