Bethel University

Private, Four-years School Located in Mishawaka, IN

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How much is the Bethel tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Bethel's tuition & fees is $33,320.
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 $46,950 when a student lives on-campus.

Bethel Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$33,320
Books & Supplies Costs$1,300
On-campus Room & Board$10,050
On-campus Expenses$2,280
Off-campus Room & Board$8,150
Off-campus Expenses$7,210
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$36,011

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $147,134 at Bethel. 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 $197,574. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $100,996.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$34,651$47,092$24,347
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,035$48,588$24,935
Junior (2025-26)$37,475$50,141$25,543
Senior (2026-27)$38,972$51,752$26,171
4 Years Total$147,134$197,574$100,996
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,035$48,588$24,935
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,475$50,141$25,543
Junior (2026-27)$38,972$51,752$26,171
Senior (2027-28)$40,529$53,424$26,821
4 Years Total$153,012$203,906$103,470
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,475$50,141$25,543
Sophomore (2026-27)$38,972$51,752$26,171
Junior (2027-28)$40,529$53,424$26,821
Senior (2028-29)$42,148$55,159$27,494
4 Years Total$159,125$210,477$106,029
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$38,972$51,752$26,171
Sophomore (2027-28)$40,529$53,424$26,821
Junior (2028-29)$42,148$55,159$27,494
Senior (2029-30)$43,832$56,960$28,189
4 Years Total$165,482$217,296$108,675
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$40,529$53,424$26,821
Sophomore (2028-29)$42,148$55,159$27,494
Junior (2029-30)$43,832$56,960$28,189
Senior (2030-31)$45,583$58,830$28,909
4 Years Total$172,093$224,374$111,413

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Bethel' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $22,120.
Bethel University$33,320
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Bethel 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.
Bethel UniversityMishawaka, IN$33,320$9,310
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN$36,136$42,478
Anderson UniversityAnderson, IN$35,640$10,204
Marian UniversityIndianapolis, IN$39,100$20,569
Valparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN$46,588$12,764

Financial Aid and COA

At Bethel University, 1,030 students (88%) 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 $21,871.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Bethel is $25,079 for students living on-campus and $28,109 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 282 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 $23,114 and the average amount of student loans is $6,338.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$46,950
COA (off-campus)$49,980
Tuition & Fees$33,320
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,630
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,660
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,079
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,109
Average Financial Aid$21,871
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,03088%$21,871
Pell Grants44138%$4,963
Federal Student Loan66557%$6,942
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid282100%-
Grants or Scholarships27999%$23,114
Federal Grants11541%$5,430
Pell Grants11541%$5,252
Other Federal Grants135%$1,577
State/Local Grants10136%$7,503
Institutional Grants27095%$18,765
Student Loan Aid17662%$6,338
Federal Student Loans17562%$5,479
Other Student Loans135%$12,059

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Bethel's acceptance rate is 97.92%. A total of 1,250 applicants applied to and 1,224 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 286 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.37%.
To apply to Bethel, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate97.92%97.51%98.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.37%27.04%21.63%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
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 recommended to apply to Bethel. Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168.

Student Population

Bethel University has a total of 1,292 students including 1,181 undergraduate and 111 graduate students. By gender, there are 499 male students and 840 female students attending Bethel. The school offers online degree programs and 247 students enrolled online exclusively (19.12% of all students).
Total1,339 499840
Undergraduate1,206 448758
Graduate133 5182

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered74 Programs
Online Program Offered15 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered9 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate99.47%
Student Population1,292
Graduation Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties61 (Full-time), 120 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs195 (Full-time), 159 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$52,514
Average Staff Salary$44,812