Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato

Mankato, MN

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Bethany Lutheran College offers 60-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 78%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 93% of students who submitted ACT. 47% are women, and 53% are men. 4% percents of international students. Bethany Lutheran College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bethany Lutheran College is 18364$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $26650 and $34420 per year. 52% of full-time Bethany Lutheran College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $34,200, 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 Lutheran 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).


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,818
$30,001 - $48,000$12,367
$48,001 - $75,000$17,090
$75,001 - $110,000$20,669

Admission considerations


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


  • 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)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3510

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


510 of Bethany Lutheran College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 96 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bethany Lutheran College number 49 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Bethany Lutheran 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


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

Students services


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


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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 Lutheran College.


ROTC - Army

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

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing 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 Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bethany Lutheran 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 consider 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 schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


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


  • 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.


In comparison to National Average

Bethany Lutheran College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.


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 Lutheran College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.


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.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Bethany Lutheran College full-time retention rate is 73% 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 counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good 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 Lutheran College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1700 - 2000

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 570 - 620
Math: 560 - 710
Writing: 570 - 670

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

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


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 27
Math: 19 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bethany Lutheran College is 9:1, that means that for every 9 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


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

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bethany Lutheran College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on (Main Campus) Bethany Lutheran College

The campus located by 700 Luther Dr address in Mankato, Minnesota.


(Main Campus) Bethany Lutheran College 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 a part of Bethany Lutheran College with 0.75% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on (Main Campus) Bethany Lutheran College is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bethany Lutheran College offers 60 programs in total: 60 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Bethany Lutheran College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


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 Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Bethany Lutheran College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 549 students with 16455 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bethany Lutheran College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

A life-changing institution that gives students a firm foundation in the liberal arts and God's saving Word.

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Overall Rating:

If you are a part of any marginalized group, I would strongly suggest that you find another school to attend. This place gets away with mistreating a lot of people. It is definitely not the place I would want representing my religion and faith. However, if you are white and straight (specifically male), this will be the perfect place!If you would like to know some personal experiences that I have had that can prove all of that feel free to ask me. I and many others were done wrong by this school. It is not fair, that is why I am doing this.

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Overall Rating:

Excellent campus . My daughter had a concert here

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Overall Rating:

I originally thought I wanted to go to a bigger university, but after receiving a great financial aid package from Bethany, decided to attend here. I had a great experience with my professors: They were knowledgeable, eager to assist me with my goals, great at facilitating critical-thinking discussions, and grounded in Christian values. I believe every student, if they reach out, will be able to easily find at least one professor they identify with! I am still in contact with several. The campus is quiet, beautiful, and friendly. Lots of activities and groups to be involved in. The dorms for women were especially comfortable -- spacious, etc. Having enrolled not entirely convinced, I now consider myself a big supporter of Bethany! If you are looking for a hands-on, personal, Christian-values-based education where it is still ok to ask the difficult questions, BLC is an excellent option.

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Overall Rating:

I enjoyed this experience... Met a lot of cool people and learned a lot... Very good teachers... I actually had a psychology professor help guide me along the academic path which was best for me... I had been previously unsure if I even wanted to go to college after high school and definitely didn't know what field I wanted to pursue

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Location & Website

Address: 700 Luther Dr


Religious affiliation: Other (none of the above)

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5073447000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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