Bethel University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,010

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,205

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.57%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.4%

1,798 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,016

68.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

75.8%

457 Graduates

About

Bethel University is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel University were General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (166 degrees), and General Communication (43 degrees).

In 2016, 1,354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,063 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $35,010, which is $14,850 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University is $35,010, which is $14,850 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,205.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,010

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bethel University was $35,010. The cost of tuition at Bethel University is $14,850 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,205

2016 Value

2.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bethel University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,205. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bethel University grew by 2.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,085

Room and Board

$1,150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University was of $8,085 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 2.08% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Bethel University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2015, 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.

2.57%

2015 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University was 2.57%, which represents 36 out of the 1402 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 received 1,798 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,798 applicants, 1,481 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,016 students enrolled at Bethel University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,481

Accepted Out of 1,798

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University was 82.4% (1,481 admissions from 1,798 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.4%, while admissions grew by 1.93%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

22

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethel University has a total enrollment of 4,016 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 2,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,250. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% White, 5.08% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bethel University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (17%) and Black or African American Female (3.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,016 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University is 2,766 and the part-time enrollment is 1,250. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Bethel University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

2016 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 was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bethel University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,744

  2. Black or African American

    204

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    165

The enrolled student population at Bethel University is 68.3% White, 5.08% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.249% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.249% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 637 students (15.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 350 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University. The majority of degree recipients at Bethel University are white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University is General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (166 degrees) and General Communication (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), and Physical Sciences (31 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 are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,073,123 people), Accountants & auditors (1,116,000 people), Miscellaneous managers (901,446 people), Financial managers (453,300 people), and Chief executives & legislators (383,959 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Communications (71 degrees), and Business (419 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 Bethel University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Communications (71 degrees), and Business (419 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 are Elementary & secondary schools (3,202,609 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (682,267 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (625,095 people), Banking & related activities (538,173 people), and Computer Systems Design (503,963 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Education (238 degrees), Physical Sciences (31 degrees), Communications (71 degrees), and Business (419 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.

Most Common

  1. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 166 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University was General Business Administration & Management with 173 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 502

  2. 852

In 2016, 502 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University, which is 0.589 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (852).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 122 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.38 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 65% of students graduating from Bethel University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.219% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,063 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University is white (1,063 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (105 degrees).

7.75% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    662 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    401 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethel University is white female (662 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Bethel University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-9.56M (-30.3%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bethel University had a total expenditure of $99.7M. Of that $99.7M, they spent $40M on salaries and $99.7M on benefits.

Bethel University employs 81 Associate professors, 77 Professors, and 32 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethel University are Male Professors (56), Female Associate professors(49), and Male Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 105 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, and Management with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.5M

2015 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2014

Bethel University has an endowment valued at about $31.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.65M 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. $733k - Federal

  2. $290k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bethel University received $733k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $290k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$40M

Salary Expenditure

$99.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bethel University had a total expenditure of $99.7M. Of that $99.7M, they spent $40M on salaries and $99.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bethel University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$40M

2015 Salaries

3.2%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Bethel University paid a median of $40M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($99.7M) and a 3.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.07% decline from 2013 and a 7.61% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.8M

Instructional Salaries

231

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bethel University paid a total of $15.8M to 231 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

81 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

105 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University were Associate professor with 81 employees; Professor with 77 employees; and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; and Management with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bethel University.

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