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Bethany Global University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bethany Global University? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors BGU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bethany Global University Ranked?

2023 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 24 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is missionary studies.

Overall Quality

BGU was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into BGU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, 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.

Learn more about Bethany Global University admissions.

Bethany Global University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bethany Global University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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

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 Global University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from BGU have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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Bethany Global University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 $6,284 a year. That adds up to $25,136 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?

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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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, 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

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 2019-2020, 246 students took at least one online class at Bethany Global University. This is an increase from the 154 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 246 182
2018-2019 154 153
2017-2018 134 134
2016-2017 85 85
2015-2016 45 45

Learn more about online learning at Bethany Global University.

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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