Bethel University

Category: Private offering Doctorate | State: Minnesota

About Bethel University

Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with approximately 5,500 students from 44 states and 18 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in Arden Hills, Minn., with an additional seminary location in San Diego, Bethel University offers degrees in over 100 relevant fields. Programs are taught by renowned faculty within a distinctly evangelical Christian framework, equipping women and men for culturally sensitive leadership, scholarship, and service.

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Why attend Bethel University

As an institution deeply rooted to Christ, we prepare students for His work in whatever major, program, or career they choose. As a student at Bethel, you'll have the opportunity to engage in tough conversations with like-minded people, allowing you to sharpen your worldview while helping others do the same. We have many students who are current Reserve members or who are here on an ROTC scholarship. Our proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul offer our students excellent internships. At Bethel, you'll get an outstanding education and you will graduate on time.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $36,060 $36,060 $11,160 $11,160
Fees $150 $150 N/A N/A
Room $5,830 $5,830 $5,760 $5,760
Board $4,510 $4,510 $2,370 $2,370
Books $1,214 $1,214 $918 $918
Other Expenses $2,586 $2,586 $9,022 $9,022
Totals $50,350 $50,350 $29,230 $29,230
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans