Bethel University

325 Cherry Ave, Mckenzie, TN 38201
Tel: (731)352-4000
Private not-for-profit | 7,639 students
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Bethel University Photo #1 - Campbell Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Bethel College campus. Built in 1924, Campbell Hall houses admissions, financial aid, the business office, and the registrar, as well as other administrative offices, the Chapel, and classrooms.
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Bethel University Photo #1 - Campbell Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Bethel College campus. Built in 1924, Campbell Hall houses admissions, financial aid, the business office, and the registrar, as well as other administrative offices, the Chapel, and classrooms.
Bethel University Photo #2 - Every Bethel College student receives a brand new laptop for his or her use while at the College. Many buildings on campus feature wireless internet access, and all residential students have internet access in their living quarters. Additionally, Bethel College boasts a large collection of online library resources for student research and enrichment.
Bethel University Photo #3 - Bethel College is proud to offer degree programs in nursing and physician assistant studies. These programs were designed to help meet rural health care needs and to provide well-trained professionals to the medical field.
Bethel University Photo #4 - Bethel College boasts numerous award-winning athletic teams and brand-new facilities for soccer, tennis, football, baseball and softball. In addition to its NAIA teams for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and track, Bethel offers intramural sports, an indoor swimming pool, and a new, state-of-the-art workout facility.
Bethel University Photo #5 - Jack's Place is Bethel's on-campus pizza parlor. Started by the college's Students in Free Enterprise organization, Jack's Place is a fun spot to meet friends or to take a break between classes, and it's right next door to the Grill, which features a variety of food and Starbucks coffee.
Bethel University Photo #6 - Bethel College offers a variety of majors--from Mathematics to Music and from English to Pre-Engineering, there's something for everyone. Some of the most popular undergraduate majors at Bethel College are Management and Organizational Development, Business Administration, and Nursing. Bethel also offers masters degrees in Physician Assistant Studies, Business Administration, Teaching, and Education.
Bethel University Photo #7 - Bethel College students participate in a variety of service projects each year. In the past, these projects have included working with Habitat for Humanity, helping with clean up after Hurricane Katrina, and collecting items for domestic violence shelters.
Bethel University Photo #8 - Homecoming is one of the many exciting events for students at Bethel College. Other fun activities for students are planned continuously throughout the year. These often include events such as movie nights, games, food, karaoke, coffee house nights, and dances.
Bethel College is a private, 4-year liberal arts institution founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Bethel provides the atmosphere to grow and learn both scholastically and spiritually. At Bethel, we feel confident our graduates enter life after college with so much more than a degree. Many of our graduates have said Bethel inspired them to seek ways to make the world a better place.

School Overview:

Bethel University
CountyCarroll County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
209 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment7,639 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
5,858 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,781 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
6,657 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
982 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
39%6%
% White
59%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$14,520$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$14,520$24,744
 
Tuition11592
Percent Admitted55%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)460-550450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)470-570460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • Established in 1842, Bethel College offers a solid tradition of educational excellence with an innovative approach to adult education. Bethel's commitment to innovation and preparing our students for today’s business world is evident in our laptop computer program. At Bethel College, we know a college degree can be your ticket to success. That's why we created the SUCCESS program, a degree-completion program designed specifically for the unique demands of working adults. Now you can get the degree and the success you deserve with Bethel College.Bethel offers the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Teaching, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through a variety of academic programs. Bethel offers a core curriculum of 38-39 credit hours that students must take as part of their course of study. This gives students the chance to explore career possibilities and, in many cases, places students in new learning experiences that help them better define their career goals. One of Bethel's goals as a Christian, liberal arts school, is to give students a strong foundation in courses that help hone their writing and communication skills, which the college feels are vital to success, no matter which career path a student chooses.Bethel coordinates student activities like movie nights and special events, and oversees both the academic and social student organizations. Bethel also offers a number of ways for students to feed their Christian spirits. With special events throughout the year, like the annual Bethel College Youth Festival, and daily and weekly programming including worship and Christian fellowship, students have every opportunity to stay close to God during their college experience.Bethel is chartered by the State of Tennessee and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Bethel is also approved by the Tennessee Board of Education as a teacher preparation institution for the State of Tennessee.
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