Bethel University (173160)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,300
3.12% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,468
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.09%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.5%
2,435 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,005
68.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
76.4%
470 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 General Business Administration & Management (154 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (122 degrees), and General Communication (58 degrees).

In 2019, 1,281 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University (173160). 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (956 degrees), 7.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $38,300, which is $16,274 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $38,300, which is $16,274 more 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 $26,468.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,300
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bethel University (173160) was $38,300. The cost of tuition at Bethel University (173160) is $16,274 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,468
2019 Value
2.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bethel University (173160) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,468. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bethel University (173160) grew by 2.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,770
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University (173160) was of $8,770 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Bethel University (173160) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
3.09%
2017 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University (173160) was 3.09%, which represents 39 out of the 1262 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 2,435 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,435 applicants, 1,912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,005 students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) in 2019, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University (173160) has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,912
Accepted Out of 2,435

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University (173160) was 78.5% (1,912 admissions from 2,435 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 11.5%, while admissions grew by 24.2%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
41
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University (173160) in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University (173160) has a total enrollment of 4,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (173160) is 2,728 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,277. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (173160), both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.4% White, 5.07% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.34% Asian, 3.62% Two or More Races, 0.574% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0999% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.3%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Asian Female (3.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.1%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (2.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University (173160), both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (173160) is 2,728 and the part-time enrollment is 1,277. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at Bethel University (173160) are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 (173160) was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    3,059
  2. Black or African American
    203
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    189

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (173160) is 76.4% White, 5.07% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.34% Asian, 3.62% Two or More Races, 0.574% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0999% 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, 170 students (4.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 287 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 (956 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University (173160) is General Business Administration & Management (154 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (122 degrees) and General Communication (58 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 (105 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Education (235 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 (1,495,931 people), Secondary school teachers (516,191 people), Education administrators (290,612 people), Other managers (239,081 people), and Postsecondary teachers (213,776 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (105 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (235 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Communications (64 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (105 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (235 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Communications (64 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 (2,804,482 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,060 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (197,852 people), Religious organizations (190,689 people), and Computer Systems Design (182,661 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (173160) are Theology (105 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (235 degrees), Physical Sciences (38 degrees), and Communications (64 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. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 58 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University (173160) was General Business Administration & Management with 154 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

497
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
784
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 497 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (173160), which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (784).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (173160) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University (173160) in Registered Nursing, which is 8.38 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from Bethel University (173160) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University (173160) is Female and White (81.6% 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, 0.851% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    956 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University (173160) is white (956 degrees awarded). There were 7.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (129 degrees).

10.1% of degree recipients (129 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    582 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    374 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethel University (173160) is white female (582 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (374 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University (173160) has an endowment valued at nearly $49.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-4.88M (-9.81%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bethel University (173160) had a total salary expenditure of $101M. Bethel University (173160) employs 86 Associate professors, 73 Professors, and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethel University (173160) are Female Associate professors (51), Male Professors(45), and Male Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 117 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 87 employees, and Management with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.8M
2019 Endowment
6.12%
decline from 2018

Bethel University (173160) has an endowment valued at about $49.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University (173160) declined 6.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.3M 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. $537k - Federal
  2. $517k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bethel University (173160) received $537k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $517k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$45.9M
2019 Salaries
2.97%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bethel University (173160) paid a median of $45.9M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 2.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.02% growth from 2017 and a 3.13% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M
Instructional Salaries
197
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bethel University (173160) paid a total of $14.2M to 197 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
117 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) were Associate professor with 86 employees; Professor with 73 employees; and Professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 117 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 87 employees; and Management with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University (173160) was Female Associate professor with 51 employees, Male Professor with 45 employees, and Male Associate professor with 35 employees.

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