#17 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee

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Student Population
Bethel University overview
Location McKenzie, Tennessee
Online bethelu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Cumberland Presbyterian
Bethel University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in McKenzie, Tennessee, Bethel University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Cumberland Presbyterian faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,898 prospective students applied, and 1,262 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 412 enrolled in the school.  3,555 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,852 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $15,292 plus fees of $1,260. Bethel is ranked 898 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Bethel is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Very Easy
Bethel University overview
SAT 820/1070
ACT 16/25
GPA 2.9
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bethel University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,260
Room and Board $9,198
Budget for Other Expenses$4,620
Total One Year Cost$31,570

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bethel University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 78%
Education 5%
Health Professions 3%
Biology 3%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219718 IPEDS survey data for Bethel University.