Bethel Demographics & Diversity

McKenzie, Tennessee

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bethel are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bethel University students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 40%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 5%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at Bethel University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bethel has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bethel University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Bethel University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,309
Women 3,098

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bethel serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 76 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bethel University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 76%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,031 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 66.4%
Part time Undergrads 25.8%

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

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