Bethany Lutheran College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,280
3.3% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,074
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.42%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
79.1%
388 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
651
80.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
51.9%
84 Graduates

About

Bethany Lutheran College is a higher education institution located in Blue Earth County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethany Lutheran College were General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees awarded), General Communication (12 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 degrees).

In 2017, 110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany Lutheran College. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (102 degrees), 51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $26,280, which is $1,086 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $26,280, which is $1,086 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,074.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,280
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College was $26,280. The cost of tuition at Bethany Lutheran College is $1,086 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,074
2017 Value
3.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bethany Lutheran College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,074. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bethany Lutheran College grew by 3.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,960
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany Lutheran College was of $7,960 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.45% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Bethany Lutheran College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 95% 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.
5.42%
2016 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany Lutheran College was 5.42%, which represents 9 out of the 166 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

Bethany Lutheran College received 388 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.3% annual growth. Out of those 388 applicants, 307 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.1% acceptance rate.

There were 651 students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany Lutheran College has an overall enrollment yield of 44.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
307
Accepted Out of 388

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany Lutheran College was 79.1% (307 admissions from 388 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 80.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 18.3%, while admissions grew by 16.3%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
7
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany Lutheran College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany Lutheran College has a total enrollment of 651 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 522 students and the part-time enrollment is 129. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.8% White, 4.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.614% Asian, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.7%), followed by White Male (37%) and Black or African American Male (2.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 651 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College is 522 and the part-time enrollment is 129. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Bethany Lutheran College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bethany Lutheran College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    539
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29
  3. Black or African American
    18

The enrolled student population at Bethany Lutheran College is 82.8% White, 4.45% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Black or African American, 2.46% Two or More Races, 0.614% Asian, 0.154% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 11 students (1.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 28 more women than men received degrees from Bethany Lutheran College. The majority of degree recipients at Bethany Lutheran College are white (102 degrees awarded). There were 51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College is General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (12 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethany Lutheran College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (19 degrees awarded), English (8 degrees), and History (4 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 Bethany Lutheran College are Physicians (463,239 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (362,078 people), Other managers (325,915 people), Postsecondary teachers (297,199 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (238,102 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Communications (19 degrees awarded), English (8 degrees), History (4 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Biology (17 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 Bethany Lutheran College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Communications (19 degrees awarded), English (8 degrees), History (4 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Biology (17 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 Bethany Lutheran College are Elementary & secondary schools (666,082 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (655,474 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (592,956 people), Computer Systems Design (232,287 people), and Offices of physicians (228,905 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany Lutheran College are Communications (19 degrees awarded), English (8 degrees), History (4 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Biology (17 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 Bethany Lutheran College.
Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany Lutheran College was General Business Administration & Management with 22 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 41
  2. 69

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College, which is 0.594 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (69).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Bethany Lutheran College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Bethany Lutheran College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethany Lutheran College is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 23.8% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    102 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany Lutheran College is white (102 degrees awarded). There were 51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

0.909% 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
    63 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethany Lutheran College is white female (63 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (39 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at nearly $43.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.2M (9.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bethany Lutheran College had a total salary expenditure of $18.6M. Bethany Lutheran College employs 16 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Bethany Lutheran College are Male Professors (12), Male Assistant professors(10), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.3M
2017 Endowment
8.64%
growth from 2016

Bethany Lutheran College has an endowment valued at about $43.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany Lutheran College grew 8.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.18M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $35.8k - Federal
  2. $39.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bethany Lutheran College received $35.8k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $39.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.99M
2017 Salaries
7.58%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bethany Lutheran College paid a median of $6.99M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.6M) and a 7.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.57% decline from 2015 and a 4.36% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.7M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bethany Lutheran College paid a total of $2.7M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Assistant professor with 16 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany Lutheran College was Male Professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bethany Lutheran College.

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