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

$16,139

Net Price

50%

Admitted

49%

Enrolled

37%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Bethel University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,011. In 2021, there were 15 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

15

Total Enrollment

4,011

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Bethel University 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 Psychology15
Total Graduates15
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,148 students applied to the Bethel University. The university admitted 50% and 49% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Tennessee universities is 6,236. On average, all Tennessee institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Bethel University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 55%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Bethel University is 37%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 75%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Bethel to Tennessee Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Bethel University to the average of all Tennessee 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.

Bethel

2,148

Applicants

50%

Percent Admitted

49%

Percent Enrolled

55%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

37%

Graduation Rate

TN Colleges

6,236

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 154 or 50% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 156 or 50% part-time faculty members employed at Bethel University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 154 or 50%.

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.

Bethel

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

50%

Percent Full-Time

50%

Percent Part-Time

50%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TN Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

59%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Bethel University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $12,721, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,723 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Bethel University 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 Bethel University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,368
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,620
Total Living Expenses$13,988
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$12,721
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,909
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,723
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$11,723
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Bethel University is $16,139. 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 Bethel University to all Tennessee 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.

Bethel

$27,909

Cost to Attend

$8,137

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,139

Net Price

TN Colleges

$38,189

Cost to Attend

$16,224

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,644

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 441 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,006 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,137.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,006$8,137
Pell Grants1,263$4,592
Federal Student Loans1,628$7,073
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Bethel University 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.

Bethel

3,006

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,263

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,628

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

TN Colleges

4,167

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,615

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,978

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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