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Bethel University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Bethel University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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 Ranked?

2021 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 was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bethel 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 Bethel?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Bethel University since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Bethel University 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 it is much better at 5 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethel University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 33% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Bethel University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  33 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Bethel

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 30 undergraduates at Bethel with 6 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

Bethel 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 Bethel is 23.85 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  23.85 out of 100
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How Much Does Bethel University Cost?

The student loan default rate at Bethel is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bethel Graduates Make?

Location of Bethel University

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

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Contact details for Bethel are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1705 Todds Ln, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-826-1883

Bethel University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3 NA
Missionary Studies 1 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 NA
Sacred Music 0 NA

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

Online Learning at Bethel

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 2017-2018, 31 students took at least one online class at Bethel University. This is a decrease from the 39 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 31 11
2016-2017 39 8
2015-2016 50 10
2014-2015 32 3
2013-2014 19 1

Learn more about online learning at Bethel 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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