Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany College West Virginia Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bethany College West Virginia Ranked?

2022 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 73 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational psychology.

Overall Quality

Bethany College West Virginia is ranked #2,176 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Bethany College West Virginia is also ranked #16 out of 31 schools in West Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethany College West Virginia?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 92%, some consider Bethany College West Virginia to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 550. Math scores were between 420 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bethany College West Virginia  ( 430 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Bethany College West Virginia  ( 420 to 540 )
Bethany College West Virginia received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Bethany College West Virginia  ( 16 to 22 )

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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 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany College West Virginia

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bethany College West Virginia has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

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%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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Bethany College West Virginia Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 569 undergraduates at Bethany College West Virginia with 561 being full-time and 8 being part-time.

How Much Does Bethany College West Virginia Cost?

The overall average net price of Bethany College West Virginia is $18,298. 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 +
$17,108 $17,895 $15,258 $17,183 $25,905

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bethany College West Virginia, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $6,921 a year. That adds up to $27,684 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethany College West Virginia is 15.9%. 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.


See which majors at Bethany College West Virginia make the most money.

Location of Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany College West Virginia is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bethany, West Virginia. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Bethany College West Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 31 E Campus Dr, Bethany, WV 26032
Phone: 304-829-7000

Bethany College West Virginia Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Bethany College West Virginia. Of these students, 78 received undergraduate degrees and 14 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 Psychology 19 $29,685
Communication & Media Studies 11 $30,554
Social Work 9 $32,925
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 7 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 NA
Computer Science 4 NA
General Biology 4 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 NA
History 3 NA
Business Administration & Management 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bethany College West Virginia along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and 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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