Bethel University

Saint Paul, MN 55112
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Bethel University is one of the thirty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in a suburb, in Saint Paul.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,797 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 587 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 499 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 71% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bethel University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $36,060, and fees were $150. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $36,060 and $150 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,797
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 16 137
Postbaccalaureate certificate 1 6
Master's degree 0 7

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Institutional Accreditations
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
07/01/1966 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
02/10/2017 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
07/24/2014 - 02/10/2017
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1360
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,510/credit
In State Students$1,510/credit
Out of State Students$1,510/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$535/credit
In State Students$535/credit
Out of State Students$535/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $67,950 $67,950 $67,950
ADN 70 $105,700 $105,700 $105,700
BSN 125 $188,750 $188,750 $188,750
FNP 50 $26,750 $26,750 $26,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Bethel University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $3,919
Other Federal Grant 3% $9,318
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $4,772
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $16,811
Federal Student Loans 69% $5,488
Private Loans 18% $14,797


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,179
$30,001 to $48,000$19,476
$48,001 to $75,000$21,856
$75,001 to $110,000$26,492
Over $110,000$32,981

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112

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