Bethel University - Mishawaka

Bethel University - Mishawaka Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bethel University - Mishawaka ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 Bethel University - Mishawaka Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bethel University - Mishawaka was awarded 22 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Bethel University landed the #1,586 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Bethel University is also ranked #35 out of 48 schools in Indiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethel University?

Acceptance Rate

Bethel University - Mishawaka has an acceptance rate of 93%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Bethel University.

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Bethel University - Mishawaka Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Bethel University it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bethel University - Mishawaka is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethel University - Mishawaka

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bethel University - Mishawaka enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bethel University for first-time, full-time students is 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Bethel University - Mishawaka Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,195 undergraduates at Bethel University with 1,002 being full-time and 193 being part-time.

How Much Does Bethel University - Mishawaka Cost?

The overall average net price of Bethel University is $17,558. 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 Bethel University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,465 $12,904 $16,765 $21,394 $22,920

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 Bethel University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bethel University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,013 a year. That adds up to $28,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethel University is 5.1%. 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 Bethel University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bethel University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,800 in their early years. 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 Bethel University - Mishawaka

Bethel University - Mishawaka is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Mishawaka, Indiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Bethel University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5591
Phone: 574-807-7000

Bethel University - Mishawaka Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Bethel University - Mishawaka. Of these students, 312 received undergraduate degrees and 81 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
Nursing 51 $54,053
Business Administration & Management 37 $39,909
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 $30,409
Health & Physical Education 16 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 16 NA
General Business/Commerce 16 $44,170
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 $34,704
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 13 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 10 NA
Applied Mathematics 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bethel University - Mishawaka along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bethel University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 512 students took at least one online class at Bethel University - Mishawaka. This is an increase from the 475 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 512 262
2018-2019 475 235
2017-2018 467 233
2016-2017 483 196
2015-2016 477 177

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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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