Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, MN 56001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 587
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 465 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
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
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

80%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bethany Lutheran College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 328 applications and 264 students were granted admission. Bethany Lutheran College is at the #78 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, 90% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 6% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1140
ACT20 to 27
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bethany Lutheran College's tuition was $25,440 for all students regardless of residency (5% 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.

$17,453
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$25,440
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$25,440
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 Lutheran College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,192 (which is 4.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bethany Lutheran College in 2016-2017, was 98, which is 73% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,228 (which is 11.3% below the national average.)

$4,192
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,228
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 Lutheran College has enrolled a total of 587 students (514 students full-time and 73 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 587 students, 30 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 43 students for distance studies.

587
Total Enrollment
30
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 83%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bethany Lutheran 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
Visual And Performing Arts 19% 4
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 10% 2
Mathematics And Statistics 10% 2
Physical Sciences 10% 2
Psychology 10% 2
History 10% 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0% 0
Education 0% 0
Legal Professions And Studies 0% 0
English Language And Literature/letters 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

55%
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 Lutheran College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
13%
Dropout rate
33%
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

$27,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Bethany Lutheran College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,300. Last year, out of the total 262 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 262 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 319 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 281 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,300 $34,600
Employment Rate 100% 88%
Total Graduates 262 319

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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

Martin Luther College
25.7 mile away
St Olaf College
44.8 mile away
Carleton College
46.1 mile away
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51.1 mile away
Bethany Global University
53.1 mile away
Adler Graduate School
60.3 mile away