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Bethel University Minnesota Overview

Bethel University Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Saint Paul is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Bethel University Minnesota Known For?

857 Undergraduate Awards
$35,485 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Bethel University Minnesota is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bethel University Minnesota.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bethel University Minnesota bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,300 a year. That's about 16% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Bethel University Minnesota student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Bethel University Minnesota Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Bethel University Minnesota is ranked #181 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Bethel University Minnesota also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Bethel University Minnesota has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#22 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#184 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bethel University Minnesota.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best General Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bethel University Minnesota has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#55 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#61 Best Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Bethel University Minnesota?

Location of Bethel University Minnesota

Contact details for Bethel University Minnesota are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112
Phone: 651-638-6400
Website: https://www.bethel.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betheluniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethelU

How Do I Get Into Bethel University Minnesota?

You can apply to Bethel University Minnesota online at: https://www.bethel.edu/undergrad/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Bethel University Minnesota

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bethel University Minnesota?

83% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Bethel University Minnesota is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Bethel University Minnesota submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 690. Math scores were between 500 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 530 to 690 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 500 to 670 )
200
800
Bethel University Minnesota received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Bethel University Minnesota?

$35,485 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bethel University Minnesota is $35,485. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bethel University Minnesota, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,558 a year. That adds up to $34,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethel University Minnesota is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bethel University Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,327 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,799 undergraduate students at Bethel University Minnesota, with 2,327 being full-time and 472 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bethel University Minnesota

There are also 1,206 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,327 full-time undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bethel University Minnesota

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bethel University Minnesota students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bethel University Minnesota Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 107
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 112
White 1,897
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Bethel University Minnesota. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Bethel University Minnesota. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Kenya.

Online Learning at Bethel University Minnesota

527 Took All Classes Online
1,207 Took At Least One Class Online
13.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Bethel University Minnesota. In 2017-2018, 1,207 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bethel University Minnesota has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bethel University Minnesota

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bethel University Minnesota was 13.3%. This is the #1,138 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bethel University Minnesota regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bethel University Minnesota majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biblical Studies 22%
General Education 18%
General Psychology 15%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 54%
Liberal Arts General Studies 54%
Mental & Social Health Services 33%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 85%
Theology & Religious Vocations 80%
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 69%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bethel University Minnesota ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bethel University Minnesota.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #15
General Social Sciences #20
Mental & Social Health Services #25
Human Resource Management #56
General Education #57
Social Sciences #75
Theology & Religious Vocations #97
Educational Administration #121
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #173
Liberal Arts General Studies #173
Nursing #237
Education #293
Business Administration & Management #355
Health Professions #386
Business, Management & Marketing #441

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bethel University Minnesota Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 2 154 0 44 0 200
Nursing 0 0 122 4 19 0 145
Human Resource Management 0 0 22 51 27 0 100
General Education 0 0 0 46 19 0 65
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 58 0 1 0 59
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 40 7 47
Educational Administration 0 0 0 8 11 26 45
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
General Biology 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Allied Health Professions 0 0 10 0 30 0 40
General Psychology 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 38 0 0 0 38
Special Education 0 0 1 0 36 0 37
Physics 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Health & Physical Education 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 1 21 0 22
Social Work 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 10 0 11 0 21
Accounting 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Economics 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 13 0 0 0 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 11 0 1 0 0 0 12
General Social Sciences 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Religious Education 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
General English Literature 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Biblical Studies 0 0 8 1 0 0 9
History 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Chemistry 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Romance Languages 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Journalism 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Engineering Science 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Music 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Electrical Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Relations & National Security 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Sociology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 11 15 831 111 279 34 1,281

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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