Bethesda University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,718

6.46% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,351

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

375

77.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

15.4%

10 Graduates

About

Bethesda University is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethesda University were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (10 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees), and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (3 degrees).

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethesda University. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (26 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethesda University is $7,718, which is $-6,282 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethesda University is $7,718, which is $-6,282 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,351.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,718

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bethesda University was $7,718. The cost of tuition at Bethesda University is $-6,282 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$16,351

2017 Value

63.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bethesda University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,351. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bethesda University grew by 63.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,280

Room and Board

$960

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethesda University was of $8,280 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. The cost of room and board decreased by 15.6% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 140% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Bethesda University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 34.4% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

8.2%

2016 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bethesda University was 8.2%, which represents 5 out of the 61 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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Enrollment

Bethesda University has a total enrollment of 375 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethesda University is 289 students and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at Bethesda University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethesda University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.4% White, 0.533% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.267% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bethesda University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Male (29.3%), followed by Asian Female (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Asian Female (46.9%), followed by Asian Male (39.5%) and Black or African American Male (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethesda University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 375 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethesda University is 289 and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at Bethesda University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%

2017 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 Bethesda University was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Bethesda University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    241

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53

  3. Black or African American

    47

The enrolled student population at Bethesda University is 64.3% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 6.4% White, 0.533% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.267% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 7 more women than men received degrees from Bethesda University. The majority of degree recipients at Bethesda University are asian (26 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethesda University is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (10 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees) and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (3 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethesda University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), and Education (10 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 Bethesda University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,105,553 people), Accountants & auditors (1,141,824 people), Other managers (787,909 people), Software developers (536,087 people), and Financial managers (456,135 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethesda University are Theology (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), Education (10 degrees), Business (10 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Bethesda University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Bethesda University are Theology (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), Education (10 degrees), Business (10 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Bethesda University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,222,418 people), Computer Systems Design (929,084 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (649,637 people), Banking & related activities (581,176 people), and Insurance carriers (468,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethesda University are Theology (9 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (8 degrees), Education (10 degrees), Business (10 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (0 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 Bethesda University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethesda University was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 10 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 15

  2. 22

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Bethesda University, which is 0.682 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (22).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Bethesda University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Bethesda University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 9 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Bethesda University 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 64% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (31.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethesda University is Female and Asian (31.3% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 30% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    26 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethesda University is asian (26 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (5 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Female

    17 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    9 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethesda University is asian female (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (9 degrees).

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Operations

Bethesda University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Bethesda University had a total salary expenditure of $3.14M. Bethesda University employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bethesda University are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethesda University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Bethesda University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethesda University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $553k - Federal

  2. $90k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bethesda University received $553k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $90k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.04M

2017 Salaries

21.8%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bethesda University paid a median of $1.04M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.14M) and a 21.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 21.3% decline from 2015 and a 16.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$75.6k

Instructional Salaries

2

Number of Employees

In 2016, Bethesda University paid a total of $75.6k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.67% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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

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