Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at BLC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 12% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bethany Lutheran College students
Race Percent of Students
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BLC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bethany Lutheran College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Bethany Lutheran College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 352
Women 387

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

BLC serves a very low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 67 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bethany Lutheran College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,776 per year

31% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
739
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 2.9%
Part time Undergrads 2.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173142 IPEDS survey data for Bethany Lutheran College.