Bethel University Minnesota

Bethel University Minnesota Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bethel University Minnesota Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bethel University Minnesota was awarded 455 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication arts and literature teacher education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Bethel University Minnesota is ranked #349 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Bethel University Minnesota also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethel University Minnesota?

Acceptance Rate

Bethel University Minnesota has an acceptance rate of 87%, 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 Minnesota.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Bethel University Minnesota submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 668.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 530 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 510 to 668 )
Bethel University Minnesota received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Bethel University Minnesota  ( 21 to 28 )

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Bethel University Minnesota Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bethel University Minnesota, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bethel University Minnesota is 43%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethel University Minnesota

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bethel University Minnesota has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bethel University Minnesota the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 68%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100

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Bethel University Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,722 undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota with 2,313 being full-time and 409 being part-time.

How Much Does Bethel University Minnesota Cost?

The overall average net price of Bethel University Minnesota is $25,191. 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 Minnesota

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,396 $19,525 $22,228 $24,638 $29,721

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

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bethel University Minnesota, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $9,874 a year. That adds up to $39,496 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethel University Minnesota is 3.0%. 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 Minnesota Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bethel University Minnesota with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,300 in their early years. That's great news for Bethel University Minnesota students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Bethel University Minnesota

Bethel University Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Saint Paul is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Bethel University Minnesota are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112
Phone: 651-638-6400

Bethel University Minnesota Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Bethel University Minnesota. Of these students, 797 received undergraduate degrees and 355 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 143 $63,092
Business Administration & Management 129 $48,935
Communication & Media Studies 68 $37,568
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $38,416
General Psychology 31 $33,993
Human Resource Management 28 $66,077
General Biology 28 $26,739
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24 $37,208
Health & Physical Education 19 $33,993
Physics 18 $56,415

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

Online Learning at Bethel University Minnesota

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,723 students took at least one online class at Bethel University Minnesota. This is an increase from the 1,569 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,723 1,089
2018-2019 1,569 962
2017-2018 1,207 527
2016-2017 761 528
2015-2016 879 454

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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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