Bethel University (219718)

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,351
21.2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,612
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.88%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.1%
1,717 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,001
66.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.9%
117 Graduates

About

Bethel University (219718) is a higher education institution located in Carroll County, TN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethel University (219718) were Organizational Leadership (220 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (153 degrees), and Registered Nursing (23 degrees).

In 2020, 855 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethel University (219718). 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (520 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $12,351, which is $−10,179 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $12,351, which is $−10,179 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,612.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Bethel University (219718) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,351
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) was $12,351. The cost of tuition at Bethel University (219718) is $−10,179 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,612
2020 Value
0.236%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bethel University (219718) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,612. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bethel University (219718) grew by 0.236%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,198
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethel University (219718) was of $9,198 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Bethel University (219718) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.5% with respect to 2019, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.88%
2018 Default Rate
233
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bethel University (219718) was 9.88%, which represents 233 out of the 2359 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Bethel University (219718) received 1,717 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,717 applicants, 1,307 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,001 students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in 2020, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethel University (219718) has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,307
Accepted Out of 1,717

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethel University (219718) was 76.1% (1,307 admissions from 1,717 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 90.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions declined by −6.04%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
55
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Bethel University (219718) in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Bethel University (219718) has a total enrollment of 4,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,674 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,327. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718), both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 6% Two or More Races, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.625% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.6%) and White Male (22.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethel University (219718), both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethel University (219718) is 2,674 and the part-time enrollment is 1,327. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Bethel University (219718) are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bethel University (219718) was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bethel University (219718) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,168
  2. Black or African American
    1,189
  3. Two or More Races
    240

The enrolled student population at Bethel University (219718) is 54.2% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 6% Two or More Races, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 1.45% Asian, 0.625% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 107 students (2.67%) did not report their race.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 59 more women than men received degrees from Bethel University (219718). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethel University (219718) is white (520 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) is Organizational Leadership (220 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (153 degrees) and Registered Nursing (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethel University (219718), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Business (412 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,860,790 people), Accountants & auditors (1,054,370 people), Other managers (710,033 people), Financial managers (464,033 people), and Secondary school teachers (428,478 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Business (412 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Education (35 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Physicians, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Business (412 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Education (35 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,118,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (547,647 people), Banking & related activities (503,553 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (497,542 people), and Computer Systems Design (465,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethel University (219718) are Protective Services (238 degrees awarded), Business (412 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Education (35 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bethel University (219718).
Most Common
  1. 220 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 153 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethel University (219718) was Organizational Leadership with 220 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

398
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
457
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 398 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718), which is 0.871 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (457).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Bethel University (219718) in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 3.1 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 150 degrees were awarded to women at Bethel University (219718) in Organizational Leadership, which is 2.14 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% of students graduating from Bethel University (219718) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethel University (219718) is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.71% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    520 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    271 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethel University (219718) is white (520 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

1.52% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    271 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethel University (219718) is white male (271 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (249 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at nearly $11.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $84.3k (0.726%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bethel University (219718) had a total salary expenditure of $43.1M. Bethel University (219718) employs 66 Lecturers, 38 Associate professors, and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bethel University (219718) are Male Lecturers (38), Female Lecturers(28), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Endowment

$11.6M
2020 Endowment
1.84%
growth from 2019

Bethel University (219718) has an endowment valued at about $11.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethel University (219718) grew 1.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.04M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bethel University (219718) received $6.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.4M
2020 Salaries
9.99%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Bethel University (219718) paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($43.1M) and a 9.99% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% decline from 2018 and a 6.46% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.5M
Instructional Salaries
159
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bethel University (219718) paid a total of $6.5M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Lecturer with 66 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 81 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Lecturer
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethel University (219718) was Male Lecturer with 38 employees, Female Lecturer with 28 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bethel University (219718).

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