Bethany College

Private, Four-years School Located in Lindsborg, KS

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How much is the Bethany tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Bethany's tuition & fees is $31,946.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $53,155 when a student lives on-campus.

Bethany Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$31,946
Books & Supplies Costs$915
On-campus Room & Board$13,076
On-campus Expenses$7,218
Off-campus Room & Board$8,144
Off-campus Expenses$7,218
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$32,694

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Bethany for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $134,461 at Bethany. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $224,538. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $128,518.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,600$53,748$30,467
Sophomore (2024-25)$33,268$55,304$31,548
Junior (2025-26)$33,949$56,912$32,669
Senior (2026-27)$34,644$58,573$33,834
4 Years Total$134,461$224,538$128,518
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$33,268$55,304$31,548
Sophomore (2025-26)$33,949$56,912$32,669
Junior (2026-27)$34,644$58,573$33,834
Senior (2027-28)$35,353$60,289$35,043
4 Years Total$137,214$231,079$133,093
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$33,949$56,912$32,669
Sophomore (2026-27)$34,644$58,573$33,834
Junior (2027-28)$35,353$60,289$35,043
Senior (2028-29)$36,077$62,061$36,298
4 Years Total$140,023$237,836$137,844
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$34,644$58,573$33,834
Sophomore (2027-28)$35,353$60,289$35,043
Junior (2028-29)$36,077$62,061$36,298
Senior (2029-30)$36,816$63,893$37,602
4 Years Total$142,890$244,816$142,777
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$35,353$60,289$35,043
Sophomore (2028-29)$36,077$62,061$36,298
Junior (2029-30)$36,816$63,893$37,602
Senior (2030-31)$37,570$65,785$38,956
4 Years Total$145,816$252,028$147,899

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Bethany' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,803.
Bethany College$31,946
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,906
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,803

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Bethany and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Bethany CollegeLindsborg, KS$31,946
Benedictine CollegeAtchison, KS$34,800
Bethel College-North NewtonNorth Newton, KS$34,002
Central Christian College of KansasMcPherson, KS$21,000
Barclay CollegeHaviland, KS$26,590
Kansas Wesleyan UniversitySalina, KS$33,470
McPherson CollegeMcPherson, KS$35,162
Ottawa University-OttawaOttawa, KS$35,300
Southwestern CollegeWinfield, KS$38,480
Sterling CollegeSterling, KS$32,200
Tabor CollegeHillsboro, KS$35,050

Financial Aid and COA

At Bethany College, 688 students (93%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $22,813.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Bethany is $30,342 for students living on-campus and $25,410 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 256 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,045 and the average amount of student loans is $6,609.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$53,155
COA (off-campus)$48,223
Tuition & Fees$31,946
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,209
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,277
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,342
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,410
Average Financial Aid$22,813
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship68893%$22,813
Pell Grants32744%$4,711
Federal Student Loan52972%$5,810
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid256100%-
Grants or Scholarships256100%$21,045
Federal Grants13051%$4,987
Pell Grants13051%$4,422
Other Federal Grants7228%$1,022
State/Local Grants3714%$1,988
Institutional Grants256100%$18,225
Student Loan Aid21082%$6,609
Federal Student Loans20982%$4,819
Other Student Loans2911%$13,129

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Bethany's acceptance rate is 71.87%. A total of 2,627 applicants applied to and 1,888 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 256 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 13.56%.
To apply to Bethany, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate71.87%71.64%72.84%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)13.56%11.40%22.65%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Bethany. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 913 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 20.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total9138101,015
National Average1,168
Kansas Average1,047
SAT EBRW458420495
SAT Math455390520
ACT Composite201723
National Average24
Kansas Average21
ACT Math201623
ACT English191522

Student Population

Bethany College has a total of 744 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 425 male students and 312 female students attending Bethany.
Undergraduate737 425312

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address335 E Swensson St, Lindsborg, KS
Degree & Programs
Program Offered41 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate66.03%
Student Population744
Graduation Rate29%
Retention Rate47%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties42 (Full-time), 40 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs126 (Full-time), 86 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$41,895
Average Staff Salary$41,164