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Enrollment (Fall 2017)

  • 655 (Head Count) 566 undergraduates (FTE), representing 26 states and 16 foreign countries
  • Gender ratio: 52% women, 48% men
  • International students enrolled in degree programs: 42
  • Residence hall occupancy: 348
  • 68% of students studying on campus live in College housing.

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • 83% of first-year students return for the following fall semester.
  • Federally reported statistics show that 55% 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.


  • Full-time faculty of 43; 21 part-time
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Average class size: 13

Average Net Cost

  • Bethany’s average net cost per year after grants and scholarships is $15,377 making it among the lowest of any private liberal arts college in Minnesota.


  • 40% of Bethany students compete in one of our 17 varsity programs.

Learn more about Bethany Lutheran College.