Bethel University

Bethel University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bethel University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Bethel University 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 was awarded 11 badges in the 2022 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.

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

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

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 25% for first-time, full-time students at Bethel, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Bethel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Bethel is $12,011. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

The student loan default rate at Bethel is 13.2%. 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 4 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 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

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, 35 students took at least one online class at Bethel University. This is an increase from the 30 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 35 25
2018-2019 30 6
2017-2018 31 11
2016-2017 39 8
2015-2016 50 10

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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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