Bethesda University
Anaheim, CA 92801


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 402
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Bethesda University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bethesda University's tuition was $7,250 for all students regardless of residency (72.9% 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.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 76% of Bethesda University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 66% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,929 (which is 10.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bethesda University in 2016-2017, was 18, which is 31% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,995 (which is 1.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bethesda University has enrolled a total of 402 students (264 students full-time and 138 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 402 students, 59 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 293 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 109 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 83 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Asian: 66%

Black/African American: 13%

Hispanic: 13%

White: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at Bethesda University.

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
Theology And Religious Vocations 34% 46 10
Education 27% 36
Visual And Performing Arts 14% 19
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 12
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

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 Bethesda University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
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.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Bethesda University.

South Baylo University
1.1 mile away
Biola University
6.1 mile away
Chapman University
6.2 mile away
Trinity Law School
7.3 mile away