Bethany College in Lindsborg

Lindsborg, KS

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Overview

Bethany College offers 156-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 97%. The most popular test is SAT - 25% of students submitted it in comparison to 75% of students who submitted ACT. 61.6% are women, and 38.4% are men. Bethany College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bethany College is 15663$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $28290 and $36600 per year. 38% of full-time Bethany College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bethany College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$15,663
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bethany College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,383
$30,001 - $48,000$15,841
$48,001 - $75,000$15,829
$75,001 - $110,000$18,122
$110,001+$19,226

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5300

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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27%

Types of financial aids

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642 of Bethany College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bethany College number 23 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Bethany College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$38,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bethany College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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38%
BELOW AVERAGE

Bethany College graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bethany College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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97%

In comparison to National Average

Bethany College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 75%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 22%.

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97%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Bethany College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 30%.

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97%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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31%

Total

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31%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

54%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Bethany College full-time retention rate is 54% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bethany College students submitting SAT scores

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25%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1200 - 1520

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 510
Math: 410 - 520
Writing: 380 - 490

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bethany College students submitting ACT scores

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75%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
18 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 22
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bethany College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bethany College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bethany College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Kansas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 335 E Swensson address in Lindsborg, Kansas.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the smallest campus of Bethany College with 1.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and arson.

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 31 E Campus Dr #1 address in Bethany, West Virginia.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the largest campus of Bethany College with 4.62% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bethany College offers 156 programs in total: 150 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state. Bethany College is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the Bethany College: 3 are for Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.

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Bethany College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 642 students with 19248 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bethany College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Best College in the Land!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My friend goes to this college. As like most colleges everyone will have a different opinion on it.. here are some facts that u should know Contrary to popular belief there are police and security that patrol constantly .. now do they always bust people maybe not but why would they .. let the college kids live the college experience to the fullest. The dooms are very nice and spacious my friend lives in the lowest priced one and it's nicer then any schools I've seen. All the students are super friendly and close. Everyone I talked to was so nice and I don't understand where these other comments are coming from. I'm not sure how the classes are or teachers but my friend struggles academically and she said she gets a lot of help. This school is for me it's a nice small school kinda isolated from everything else .. everyone here is like family. Oh and the food is good too!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The college is borderline harassing me with barely audible phone calls muttering "college" and "merit scholarships". When you're about to be a college student in pile of student loans, such calls are extremely misleading and a complete waste of time.I'm not sure how they got information on me, but they neither offer any majors that I'm interested in nor do they appear to offer any programs that have any status in the real world.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Bethany College has been everything I could have ever hoped for and more in a school! I grew up in a small town and was nervous for the “big-time” college atmosphere. Choosing such a small school made the adjustment much simpler. The small class sizes, attentive professors, and the opportunity to network through my sorority are only a few reasons that I am a proud Bethanian! On numerous occasions I have been invited to professors’ homes for classes, networking experiences, and just to show how much they care for their students. I have always been heavily involved in volunteer work…or so I thought. When I came to Bethany and joined my sorority I was amazed and proud to see how involved in philanthropic efforts the students, and specifically the Greeks are at Bethany. Even more important are the real hands on experiences that Bethany offers you. The campus is small enough that you’re eligible to get involved in things right away. I’m only a junior and I am the Operations Manager of the radio station on campus. I have two work study jobs where I have true experience both working in my major and in the high paced work environment that I will becoming a part of in only two more short semesters. I can never fully express how honored I am to be a part of this history everyday and how proud I am, and will always be, to tell people that I go to Bethany College!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I usually don't write reviews about anything but people need to know that this school is horrible in almost every aspect and the faculty and students in charge of orientation/tours mislead you. During your campus visits and registration/orientation, they sell the school as one happy tight-knit community with great opportunity to excel academically and socially. This is not the case at all. For one, most of the teachers for only having 10-20 students per class, don't reach out to the students if they struggle. It isn't as personal and friendly of an atmosphere as should be expected in a small school (800 full-time students.) Also, the cliques are absolutely ridiculous. There are only 3 sororities and 5 fraternities yet if you belong to any of them, you think you're better than anyone who remains independent. The independents think the same, vice versa. There are a lot of drugs on this campus and nothing ever gets done about it. There also have been numerous rapes just in my 1 year of attending the college.. Nothing is ever done about it. I could go on, but I'll just leave it at this: The school doesn't care enough to hire professors/security that won't sleep with or do drugs, drink, etc. with their students, they don't care about their students getting a proper education, and they don't care about their student's well-being. All Bethany College cares about is MONEY. And the education you receive there is not worth the 35K you spend a year. I'm glad I transferred, as most of the students who go there do.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 335 E Swensson St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +78522733808237

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bethanylb.edu

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