Bethany College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Bethany, West Virginia, which is a predominantly rural area. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. The school enrolls 910 students annually, allowing for a more personalized education.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Communications And Journalism
- Public Administration And Social Services
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 17 - 24 on the ACT or 1150 - 1540 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. This school accepts roughly 60% of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, nearly 25% enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found here.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $26,000 per year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,500 each year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for Bethany College is the "Bison", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Students can visit the Bethany College website to get a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Bethany College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Bethany College is around 740 students, where graduate students make up roughly 30% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $28,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$20,718|
|Receiving Student Loans||83%||$8,849|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Bethany College may provide services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Bethany College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 48%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||39%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||7%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1968)
Bethany College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Presidents Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Presidents Athletic Conference)
- Football (Presidents Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Bethany College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Bethany College for official up-to-date information.