Bethel University Minnesota Overview
Bethel University Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Bethel University Minnesota is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Bethel University Minnesota Known For?
- Students at Bethel University Minnesota have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Bethel University Minnesota.
- In 2017-2018, 43% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Bethel University Minnesota with a bachelor's degree make about $47,300 a year. That's 16% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Bethel University Minnesota to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Bethel University Minnesota Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, Bethel University Minnesota is ranked #237 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #12 out of 63 schools in Minnesota.
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.
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|#52||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#95||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#132||Best Master’s Degree 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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bethel University Minnesota has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Biblical Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools||College Factual|
|#60||Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools||College Factual|
|#106||Best Schools||Grad Degree|
Where Is Bethel University Minnesota?
Contact details for Bethel University Minnesota are given below.
|Address:||3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|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?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.
Average Test Scores
About 10% 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 670. Math scores were between 510 and 668.
Can I Afford Bethel University Minnesota?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bethel University Minnesota, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $9,874 a year. That adds up to $39,496 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bethel University Minnesota is 3.0%. 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
There are also 1,092 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,313 full-time undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bethel University Minnesota students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||69|
|Hispanic or Latino||125|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bethel University Minnesota has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Bethel University Minnesota
The following table shows how Bethel University Minnesota is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Natural Resources Conservation||#34||#31|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#34||#34|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#43||#40|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#67||#64|
|General Social Sciences||#67||#67|
Online Growth Rankings of Bethel University Minnesota
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bethel University Minnesota was 28.0%. This is the #915 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|
|Management Information Systems||75%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||74%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||27%|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||28%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||15%|
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)||#13|
|Management Information Systems||#31|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#50|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#65|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#83|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#89|
|Human Resource Management||#136|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#226|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#373|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#373|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Mingusboodle under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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