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Enrollment (Fall 2018)

  • 743 (Head Count) 641 undergraduates (FTE), representing 25 states and 19 foreign countries
  • Gender ratio: 52% women, 48% men
  • International students enrolled in degree programs: 59
  • Residence hall occupancy: 415
  • 72% of students studying on campus live in College housing.

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • 80% of first-year students return for the following fall semester.
  • Federally reported statistics show that 52% of all incoming students graduate within four years (Graduation Rate). For those students who enroll as freshman and stay on the Bethany campus without transferring, 80% complete their degree program in four years or fewer (Completion Rate). Learn more about graduate rates vs. completion rates.

Employment Rate

  • 90% of graduates who seek employment are employed full-time within 6 months of graduation. (source, 2017 Alumni Survey)

Graduate School Acceptance Rate

  • Historically, 89% of Bethany graduates, who seek continuing education, are admitted to their first choice of graduate school. (source; 2013-2017 alumni surveys)


  • Full-time faculty of 40; 28 part-time
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Average class size: 13

Average Net Cost

  • Bethany’s average net cost per year after grants and scholarships is $15,299 making it among the lowest of any private liberal arts college in Minnesota.


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