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Bethany Global University Data & Information Overview

11 awards Ranking Badges
95% Acceptance Rate
5% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bethany Global University Ranked?

Theology & Religious Vocations Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 11 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theology & religious vocations.

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Overall Quality

BGU was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BGU?

95% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, Bethany Global University 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.

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Bethany Global University Faculty

27 to 1 Student to Faculty
17% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bethany Global University, the student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 17%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  17 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany Global University

59% Freshmen Retention
7% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at BGU is 7%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  7 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bethany Global University.

Bethany Global University Undergraduate Student Diversity

303 Full-Time Undergraduates
9.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
73.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 313 undergraduates at BGU with 303 being full-time and 10 being part-time.

How Much Does Bethany Global University Cost?

$21,180 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
$21,984 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of BGU is $21,180. 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 +
$21,166 $20,442 $21,203 $21,235 $21,755

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

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 BGU, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,496 a year. That adds up to $21,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BGU is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do BGU Graduates Make?

Average Earnings Boost

Location of Bethany Global University

Minnesota State
303 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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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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

1 Majors With Completions
134 Undergraduate Degrees
9 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 1 majors graduated from Bethany Global University. Of these students, 134 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
Missionary Studies 127 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

51% Take At Least One Class Online
51% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 166 students took at least one online class at Bethany Global University. This is a decrease from the 246 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 166 166
2019-2020 246 182
2018-2019 154 153
2017-2018 134 134
2016-2017 85 85

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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.


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