Bethany Lutheran College

Tel: (507)344-7000
605 students
Private not-for-profit

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Bethany Lutheran College, owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is a private, residential, liberal arts college committed to the teachings of the Bible as set forth in the Lutheran Confessions. Bethany provides studies culminating in a bachelor of arts degree. The college serves Lutherans and others by offering a challenging, student-centered approach to education that fosters spiritual development, intellectual and creative growth, self-understanding, and responsible citizenship. In keeping with its heritage, Bethany aspires to produce students with a clear understanding of Christian vocation, which calls people to make the most of their God-given talents in whatever walk of life they pursue.
School Highlights:
Bethany Lutheran College serves 605 students (94% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 24%.
Bethany Lutheran College is one of 2 community colleges within Blue Earth County, MN.
The nearest community college is Rasmussen College-Mankato (2.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bethany Lutheran College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 605 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment
605 students
1,287 students
Bethany Lutheran College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
570 students
832 students
Bethany Lutheran College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 35 students
1,021 students
Bethany Lutheran College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bethany Lutheran College sch enrollment Bethany Lutheran College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 600 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 5 students 42 students
Bethany Lutheran College sch graduate Bethany Lutheran College sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Bethany Lutheran College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Bethany Lutheran College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Bethany Lutheran College Black (2006-2012)
% White
92%
66%
Bethany Lutheran College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Bethany Lutheran College More (2010-2012)
Bethany Lutheran College sch ethnicity Bethany Lutheran College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.15 0.45
Bethany Lutheran College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $23,270 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $23,270 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $23,270 $5,845
Bethany Lutheran College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $23,270 $10,047
Bethany Lutheran College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 78%
78%
Bethany Lutheran College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 24
20
ACT English 24
19
ACT Math 23
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) is a private, residential, Christian, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1927, owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Bethany is located in the heart of Mankato, whose new tag line �A little Twin Cities. A lot Minnesota� accurately describes this thriving community of over 44,000 residents. Nestled in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, the city combines the safety and security of a small town with the social and cultural advantages of a large city. The fifty-acre campus of Bethany Lutheran College overlooks the Minnesota River Valley in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of approximately forty thousand people. In 1911, Bethany Ladies College opened with forty-four students and four faculty members, and a mission to educate young women. In 1927 the Norwegian Synod, later known as the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), purchased the college. The ELS operated the school as a co-educational high school and junior college until 1969, when the high school department was closed. Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary began in 1946 as a department of the college; in 1975 it became a separate institution. Bethany Lutheran College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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