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 $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,986.
Bethany College$31,946
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

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

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 Rate78.98%
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