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Bethel University Data & Information Overview

15% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bethel University Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethel?

Open Admissions Policy

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

6 to 1 Student to 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 6 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

100% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bethel University has a freshmen retention rate of 100%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  100 out of 100

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Bethel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9 Full-Time Undergraduates
44.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
66.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 35 undergraduates at Bethel with 9 being full-time and 26 being part-time.

How Much Does Bethel University Cost?

50% Take Out Loans
$47,840 Total Student Loans

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, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $11,960 a year. That adds up to $47,840 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethel is 14.7%. 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?

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Location of Bethel University

Virginia State
9 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

5 Majors With Completions
5 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 NA
Biblical Studies 0 NA
Missionary Studies 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

100% Take At Least One Class Online
97% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 68 students took at least one online class at Bethel University. This is an increase from the 35 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 68 66
2019-2020 35 25
2018-2019 30 6
2017-2018 31 11
2016-2017 39 8

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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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