Bethany College
Bethany, WV 26032

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 680
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 800 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

65%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bethany College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,126 applications and 727 students were granted admission. Bethany College is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 75% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 57% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT760 to 1000
ACT17 to 23
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bethany College's tuition was $26,496 for all students regardless of residency (1.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$23,093
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$26,496
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$26,496
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Bethany College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,209 (which is 4.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bethany College in 2016-2017, was 186, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,258 (which is 10.8% below the national average.)

$4,209
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,258
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bethany College has enrolled a total of 680 students (667 students full-time and 13 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 680 students, 18 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 60% men and 40% women and 645 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 35 for graduates studies.

680
Total Enrollment
18
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%

Black/African American: 19%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bethany College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 50% 6
Social Sciences 17% 2
Physical Sciences 17% 2
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 0% 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0% 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 0% 0
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0% 0
Psychology 0% 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

41%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bethany College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
59%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$18,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Bethany College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $18,100. Last year, out of the total 92 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 67 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 172 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 126 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $18,100 $17,900
Employment Rate 73% 73%
Total Graduates 92 172

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Bethany College.

Robert Morris University
28.5 mile away
Waynesburg University
28.9 mile away
Point Park University
33.5 mile away
Duquesne University
33.9 mile away
Carlow University
35.3 mile away