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Bethany Global University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bethany Global University Ranked?

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 Global University was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BGU was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BGU?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 96%, some consider BGU 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.

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Bethany Global University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bethany Global University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 Global University is 14%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  14 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany Global University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Bethany Global University this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 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 BGU this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at BGU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 319 undergraduates at BGU with 310 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

BGU 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.

The overall diversity score for BGU is 36.95 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  36.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Bethany Global University Cost?

The overall average net price of BGU is $19,679. 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 BGU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,835 $19,358 $19,597 $19,629 $19,738

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 BGU, 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 BGU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,872 a year. That adds up to $23,488 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do BGU Graduates Make?

Location of Bethany Global University

Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethany Global University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Bethany Global University

Contact details for BGU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6820 Auto Club Road, Bloomington, MN 55438-2849
Phone: 800-323-3417

Bethany Global University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 1 majors graduated from Bethany Global University. Of these students, 112 received undergraduate degrees and 11 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
Missionary Studies 100 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bethany Global University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BGU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 134 students took at least one online class at Bethany Global University. This is an increase from the 85 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 134 134
2016-2017 85 85
2015-2016 45 45
2014-2015 47 47

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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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