Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Bethel, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Very Good Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Bethel University is ranked #822 nationwide.
Fairly Normal in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse colleges allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Bethel University is ranked #1,272 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is pretty close to the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Bethel
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Bethel.
Bethel's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At Bethel University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bethel is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #558 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,115 males and 2,714 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bethel
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bethel's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bethel University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bethel's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bethel is above average.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they attended college.
About 85.5% of the students attending Bethel University come from within Tennessee. This puts Bethel's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,179.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bethel
There is a small community of about 75 international students at Bethel University representing 18 countries. For all the details, go to the Bethel International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bethel University, 22.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bethel #18 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bethel Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Bethel students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Bethel doing at supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Bethel supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bethel?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.