Bethel College-Indiana in Mishawaka

Mishawaka, IN

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Bethel College-Indiana offers 206-degree programs and 19 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 71%. The most popular test is SAT - 61% of students submitted it in comparison to 65% of students who submitted ACT. 35.5% are women, and 64.5% are men. 1% percents of international students. Bethel College-Indiana is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bethel College-Indiana is 17891$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $29430 and $36710 per year. 67% of full-time Bethel College-Indiana students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $34,900, 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 Bethel College-Indiana 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, Bethel College-Indiana students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,273
$30,001 - $48,000$14,800
$48,001 - $75,000$17,514
$75,001 - $110,000$21,174

Admission considerations


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


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

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



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4040

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1336 of Bethel College-Indiana undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bethel College-Indiana number 33 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Bethel College-Indiana 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

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate 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 Bethel College-Indiana.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

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 giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

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)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Bethel College-Indiana graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bethel College-Indiana 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 an extensive 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 institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations


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


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • 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

Bethel College-Indiana acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.


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 66%, so Bethel College-Indiana acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.


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 Bethel College-Indiana full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

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 shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

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


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1300 - 1660

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 440 - 560
Writing: 420 - 540

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

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


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 26
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bethel College-Indiana is 12:1, that means that for every 12 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 Bethel College-Indiana 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 Bethel College-Indiana and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Indiana.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1001 Bethel Circle address in Mishawaka, Indiana.


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 a part of Bethel College-Indiana with 0.95% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bethel College-Indiana offers 206 programs in total: 158 are for Bachelor's degree, 32 - for Associate's degree, and 16 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state. Bethel College-Indiana is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 19 distance education programs that are provided in the Bethel College-Indiana: 7 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Associate's degree and 6 are Bachelor's degree.

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


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 Indiana state average data to help you compare.


Bethel College-Indiana provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1428 students with 42842 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 138 with 3300 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bethel College-Indiana

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Overall Rating:

Never felt more disconnected with my advisor, professors and students. So much for helping any lost transfers. Find a different, better, Christian college.There wasn't any help for me when I transferred. It's felt like all the classes that I had taken previously didn't matter, and was only "extra curricular". They said I didn't have any English classes, which was bull. It's felt like they were trying to treat me as a Freshman.Nobody greeted me and made me feel the least bit welcomed. I didn't know where things were or who was who, and nobody came to help. I felt like a lost freshman, but I wasn't. I knew my level of education. Bethel made me feel like I was going backwards in academic challenges. I never expected multiple choice, true/false, or fill in the blank tests for all of my classes in college. It wasn't challenging enough for college.

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Professors are amazing according to my student. But everything is far below what I expected from a college with a motto “ Christ at the helm..” The administration dropped the ball on my child more than once & more than once is too many for me. Where do I begin? They lost my son’s SAT results that had already been sent... so without it, he couldn’t register for classes he needed . It just created stress & unnecessary obstacles. They paired him with an international student. Neither had anything in common except RACE. They were like night & day and within a week, they separated. My student had no roommate for the entire year because of their lack of care. When Fall break came, he had no place to go. He spent the entire break in a ghost campus... they shut down food too. So he had McDonald’s the whole time. Whatever happened to “ bethel will be like a second family?” That’s what the president said during orientation. They told me not to worry and that my student would be cared for! Bethel failed on their promise ; they don’t know what “intentionality” means. So many staff and yet no one knew how to reach out to students who have no place to go during holidays. I had to call them to ask if someone would reach out! No one went above &beyond. And on thanksgiving break, I had to drive 15 hrs to bring him home. Don’t these people know what it really means when you say Christ is at the Helm? It means... LOVE. It means do everything as Christ would want us to do. Reach out & be intentional about it!! Then comes meals. Shouldn’t 20 meals mean students can eat 20 meals per week? But no! They put so many restrictions on these meal plans. My student had to use his own Money to buy food, too often because he missed the time limit. There’s no excuse when we pay over $2k for meals. The students should be permitted to eat whenever they want as long as they don’t go over # of meals that have already been purchased. They dropped the ball on my child too many times. I don’t have enough room to write. Do not send your child here if you don’t reside in the area. I can only thank all the wonderful professors who made bethel worthwhile for my student. It’s hard being a first time college student just coming out of HS & traveling across the country. He didn’t do as well as he could. Although they gave him permission to return to bethel for 2018-2019, no financial assistance would be given. That’s unfair when Bethel didn’t do all they could to help him succeed. I am relieved that he will not be returning to this institution. I am not the kind of person who gives negative reviews... this is my first. I always choose to be silent in the end but not this time. People need to hear one parent’s experience.

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Overall Rating:

I attended Bethel College from 1981-1985 and graduated in 1985. While I have many fond memories, these were dark years for the college.

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My grandmother and cousin are alumni and they were in the dorms. Very good education. Professor Boembeke teaches at Ivy tech and Bethel, couldnt ask for a nicer instructor. Close to shopping centers, bus line.

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Overall Rating:

What amazing campus with a high job turn out rate.

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Location & Website

Address: 1001 Bethel Circle


Religious affiliation: Missionary Church Inc

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5748077000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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