Bethel University – Saint Paul

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School Overview

Make Bethel University your home away from home. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Bethel is a four-year, private non-profit university. Bethel was founded as a seminary in 1871 and was called Baptist Union Theological Seminary. Since then it has gone through multiple transformations to become a four-year undergraduate and graduate university.

Bethel University has four schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Adult and Professional Studies, Graduate School, and the Bethel Seminary. Within these schools, Bethel offers almost 90 programs of study at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level, including evangelical seminary programs.

Bethel focuses on whole-person growth, timely graduation, flexibility, and convenience. Their purpose is to create a Christian community where everyone from the faculty to the students, push each other to become better scholars, leaders, and servants within their communities.

Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel University educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. We prepare graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture, and advance the gospel.
Bethel University Mission

Bethel University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(651) 638-6400
Website:https://www.bethel.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://www.bethel.edu/undergrad/admissions/apply/
Address:3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,016
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,137 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$35,160
Out-of-state Tuition:$35,160
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,932

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Bethel University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bethel University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services342
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education61542
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs223
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies121
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences4
Theology and Religious Vocations5
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total13161122

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Bethel University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services122
Education311
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total41641

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bethel University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$35,160
Out-of-state$35,160
Books and supplies$1,186

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,630
Out-of-state$9,630

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid614100%
Grant or scholarship aid614100%$19,932
Student loan aid42870%$10,078

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,60588%$17,126
Federal student loans1,94966%$7,126

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bethel University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bethel University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,7986931,105
Percent admitted100%78%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%31%31%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bethel University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,016
Undergraduate enrollment2,964
Graduate enrollment1,052

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bethel University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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