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How Well Is Bethany College West Virginia Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bethany College West Virginia was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

Bethany College West Virginia landed the #1,381 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 20 colleges in West Virginia, Bethany College West Virginia is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethany College West Virginia?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, Bethany College West Virginia is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Bethany College West Virginia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 560. Math scores were between 420 and 550.

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Bethany College West Virginia received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Bethany College West Virginia  ( 17 to 24 )
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Bethany College West Virginia Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bethany College West Virginia is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bethany College West Virginia is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany College West Virginia

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bethany College West Virginia is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Bethany College West Virginia this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Bethany College West Virginia

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 516 undergraduates at Bethany College West Virginia with 511 being full-time and 5 being part-time.

Bethany College West Virginia Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.25 out of 100, Bethany College West Virginia is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.25 out of 100
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How Much Does Bethany College West Virginia Cost?

The overall average net price of Bethany College West Virginia is $19,268. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bethany College West Virginia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,659 $16,614 $12,398 $21,671 $25,524

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bethany College West Virginia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Bethany College West Virginia, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $8,390 a year. That adds up to $33,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethany College West Virginia is 21.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Bethany College West Virginia Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bethany College West Virginia make about $40,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany College West Virginia is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bethany, West Virginia. Bethany College West Virginia is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of Bethany College West Virginia

Contact details for Bethany College West Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 31 E Campus Dr, Bethany, WV 26032
Phone: 304-829-7000
Website: www.bethanywv.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethanyCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethanyCollege1

Bethany College West Virginia Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 31 majors graduated from Bethany College West Virginia. Of these students, 128 received undergraduate degrees and 9 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 17 NA
Communication & Media Studies 16 $24,900
General Psychology 11 NA
Social Work 11 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 NA
Business Administration & Management 9 NA
Marketing 5 NA
Accounting 4 NA
Finance & Financial Management 4 NA
History 4 NA

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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