Bethel University

McKenzie, TN 38201
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Bethel University is one of the forty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in McKenzie town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,779 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 456 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 274 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 60%). Every year 27% 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 $15,292, and fees were $1,260. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,292 and $1,260 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students5,779
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Cumberland Presbyterian
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 19
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT890 to 1040
ACT16 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $75

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$355/credit
In State Students$355/credit
Out of State Students$355/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$526/credit
In State Students$526/credit
Out of State Students$526/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 $15,975 $15,975 $15,975
ADN 70 $24,850 $24,850 $24,850
BSN 125 $44,375 $44,375 $44,375
FNP 50 $26,300 $26,300 $26,300
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, 100% 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 62% $4,744
Other Federal Grant 39% $469
State Grant & Scholarships 68% $5,156
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 89% $9,430
Federal Student Loans 77% $6,819
Private Loans 1% $6,278


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$13,070
$30,001 to $48,000$13,226
$48,001 to $75,000$14,798
$75,001 to $110,000$16,745
Over $110,000$17,287

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Bethel University
325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, TN 38201

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