Bethel College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,000

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,154

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.2%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

39

43.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

83.3%

5 Graduates

About

Bethel College is a higher education institution located in Hampton city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel College were Divinity & Ministry (6 degrees awarded), Missionary Studies & Missiology (0 degrees), and Religious & Sacred Music (0 degrees).

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel College. 42.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (5 degrees), 2.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel College is $8,000, which is $-6,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel College is $8,000, which is $-6,000 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 $11,154.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bethel College was $8,000. The cost of tuition at Bethel College is $-6,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$11,154

2017 Value

37.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bethel College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,154. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bethel College grew by 37.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,717

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel College was of $8,717 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 0.705% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Bethel College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

12.2%

2016 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel College was 12.2%, which represents 5 out of the 41 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

Bethel College has a total enrollment of 39 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel College is 17 students and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 43.6% of students enrolled at Bethel College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41% White, 38.5% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bethel College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23.5%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Black or African American Male (17.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel College is 17 and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 43.6% of students enrolled at Bethel College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

33%

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 Bethel College was 33%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Bethel College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16

  2. Black or African American

    15

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4

The enrolled student population at Bethel College is 41% White, 38.5% Black or African American, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% 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, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Bethel College. The majority of degree recipients at Bethel College are black or african american (5 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel College is Divinity & Ministry (6 degrees awarded), followed by Missionary Studies & Missiology (0 degrees) and Religious & Sacred Music (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (7 degrees awarded).

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 College are Clergy (74,661 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (11,012 people), Other managers (6,807 people), Education administrators (4,389 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (4,136 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel College are Theology (7 degrees awarded).

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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 College are Physicians, Computer & information systems managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Software developers, and Project management specialists

The most specialized majors at Bethel College are Theology (7 degrees awarded).

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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 College are Religious organizations (84,422 people), Elementary & secondary schools (21,388 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,425 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,409 people), and Construction (7,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel College are Theology (7 degrees awarded).

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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 College.

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel College was Divinity & Ministry with 6 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4

  2. 3

In 2017, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel College, which is 1.33 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel College in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 3 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel College in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.75 times less than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel College is Female and White (100% 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, 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. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel College is black or african american (5 degrees awarded). There were 2.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 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. Black or African American Male

    3 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    2 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethel College is black or african american male (3 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel College has an endowment valued at nearly $24k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Bethel College had a total salary expenditure of $570k. Bethel College employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bethel College are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel College are: Management, with 2 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 1 employees, and Sales and related with 0 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24k

2017 Endowment

14.6%

growth from 2016

Bethel College has an endowment valued at about $24k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel College grew 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.1M lower than 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bethel College 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

$194k

2017 Salaries

5.74%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bethel College paid a median of $194k in salaries, which represents 34.1% of their overall expenditure ($570k) and a 5.74% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.36% decline from 2015 and a 90.4% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$95k

Instructional Salaries

2

Number of Employees

In 2012, Bethel College paid a total of $95k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% 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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Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2 Employees

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In false, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel College were Management with 2 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1 employees; and Sales and related with 0 employees.

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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 Bethel College.

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