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#20 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee

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Overview

Student Population
5,407
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 1,541 prospective students applied, and 1,391 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 418 enrolled in the school.  3,555 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,852 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $15,750 plus fees of $1,260. Bethel is ranked 1000 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Bethel is rated within the lower 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Bethel University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Bethel University overview
SAT 945/1103
ACT 16/20
GPA 2.9
Applications Accepted
90.3% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$15,750
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$32,028

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Outcomes

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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