2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,640

Net Price

61%

Admitted

45%

Enrolled

63%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Bethany Lutheran College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 798. In 2021, there were 6 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

6

Total Enrollment

798

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Bethany Lutheran College offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology6
Total Graduates6
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 714 students applied to the Bethany Lutheran College. The university admitted 61% and 45% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Minnesota universities is 4,703. On average, all Minnesota institutions admit 73% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Bethany Lutheran College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 73%. Compared to all Minnesota four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Bethany Lutheran College is 63%, compared to 63% for all Minnesota universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 33%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare BLC to Minnesota Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Bethany Lutheran College to the average of all Minnesota four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

BLC

714

Applicants

61%

Percent Admitted

45%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

MN Colleges

4,703

Applicants

73%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 43 or 55% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 35 or 45% part-time faculty members employed at Bethany Lutheran College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 43 or 55%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

BLC

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

55%

Percent Full-Time

45%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MN Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

53%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Bethany Lutheran College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $27,980, and the average cost for books and supplies is $800.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $9,900 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Bethany Lutheran College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Bethany Lutheran College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,120
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,850
Total Living Expenses$9,970
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$27,980
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$800
Total Undergraduate Expenses$38,750
In-State, Graduate Tuition$9,900
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$9,900
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Bethany Lutheran College is $17,640. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Bethany Lutheran College to all Minnesota universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

BLC

$38,750

Cost to Attend

$18,714

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,640

Net Price

MN Colleges

$37,591

Cost to Attend

$15,455

Average Financial Aid

93%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,480

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 154 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 669 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $18,714.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid669$18,714
Pell Grants185$4,318
Federal Student Loans381$5,923
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Bethany Lutheran College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

BLC

669

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

185

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

381

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

MN Colleges

3,049

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,165

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,853

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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