Bethany College (237181)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,720
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,605
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.9%
2,651 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
623
95.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.1%
69 Graduates

About

Bethany College (237181) is a higher education institution located in Brooke County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bethany College (237181) were General Psychology (21 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (8 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (7 degrees).

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethany College (237181). 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (53 degrees), 6.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College (237181) is $30,720, which is $2,390 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bethany College (237181) is $30,720, which is $2,390 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,605.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Bethany College (237181) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,720
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bethany College (237181) was $30,720. The cost of tuition at Bethany College (237181) is $2,390 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$17,605
2022 Value
18.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bethany College (237181) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,605. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bethany College (237181) grew by 18.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,395
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethany College (237181) was of $11,395 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.02% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Bethany College (237181) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.09%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bethany College (237181) was 2.09%, which represents 5 out of the 239 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethany College (237181) received 2,651 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.11% annual growth. Out of those 2,651 applicants, 1,721 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.9% acceptance rate.

There were 623 students enrolled at Bethany College (237181) in 2022. 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethany College (237181) has an overall enrollment yield of 10.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,721
Accepted Out of 2,651

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethany College (237181) was 64.9% (1,721 admissions from 2,651 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.11%, while admissions declined by −7.22%..

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage (2021)
18
Scores Submitted (2021)

10% of enrolled first-time students at Bethany College (237181) in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethany College (237181) had a total enrollment of 623 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College (237181) is 593 students and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Bethany College (237181) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethany College (237181), both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.161% Asian, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethany College (237181) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.7%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Male (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethany College (237181) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 623 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethany College (237181) is 593 and the part-time enrollment is 30. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Bethany College (237181) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bethany College (237181) was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bethany College (237181) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    330 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    93 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bethany College (237181) is 53% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 6.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.85% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.161% Asian, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 63 students (10.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 14 more women than men received degrees from Bethany College (237181). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethany College (237181) is white (53 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethany College (237181) is General Psychology (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (8 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethany College (237181), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (24 degrees), and Math & Statistics (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) are Physicians (500,891 people), Postsecondary teachers (295,765 people), Other managers (279,570 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (218,200 people), and Other Physical Scientists (177,921 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) in 2022 are Physical Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) are Physical Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (685,313 people), Elementary & secondary schools (632,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (629,276 people), Offices of physicians (263,255 people), and Outpatient care centers (246,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethany College (237181) are Physical Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Biology (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bethany College (237181).
Most Common (2021)
  1. 13 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethany College (237181) was General Psychology with 13 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
47
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College (237181), which is 0.702 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (47).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College (237181) in General Psychology, which is 0.615 times less than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Bethany College (237181) in General Psychology, which is 1.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Bethany College (237181) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bethany College (237181) is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    53 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethany College (237181) is white (53 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    33 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethany College (237181) is white female (33 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (20 degrees).

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Operations

Bethany College (237181) has an endowment valued at nearly $50.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.32%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bethany College (237181) had a total salary expenditure of 25.3M. Bethany College (237181) employs 15 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors and 13 Professors. Most academics at Bethany College (237181) are Male Associate professor (9), Male Assistant professor (9), and Male Professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College (237181) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Endowment

$50.4M
2022 Endowment
4.29%
decline from 2021

Bethany College (237181) has an endowment valued at about $50.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethany College (237181) declined 4.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.11M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.99M
2022 Salaries
1.66%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Bethany College (237181) paid a median of $7.99M in salaries, which represents 31.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 1.66% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.3M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bethany College (237181) paid a total of $2.3M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
15 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethany College (237181) were Assistant professor with 15 employees, Associate professor with 14 employees, and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethany College (237181) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethany College (237181) was Male Associate professor with 9 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bethany College (237181).

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