The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Bethel University

Bethel University Overview Type of Institution: Private Enrollment: 4850 - 4193 Undergraduate - 657 Graduate Application Deadline: Rolling Tuition: - $7,646 Traditional Undergraduate per semester - Non-traditional and Graduate tuition varies by program Student Life: 13 Greek organizations, robust Performing Arts options, academic and religious organizations, honor society, global service opportunities Athletics: 26 athletic teams Degrees Offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s _____________________________________________________________________________ One of the oldest private learning institutions in the state, Bethel University boasts a rich past and a boundless future. Established in 1842, Bethel’s Christian foundation ensures that students grow spiritually, academically, and socially in a diverse and supportive environment. Whether pursuing coursework that leads to an Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, Bethel University provides traditional and non-traditional students abundant opportunities. Our on-campus students can participate in a host of social, academic, and recreational activities. Students can select from 26 athletic teams, some of which have garnered National Championship titles. Bethel University recently received the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award, recognizing an enduring commitment to personal growth, both on the field and off. Bethel’s famous Renaissance Performing Arts Program offers generous scholarships, allowing talented performers to gain exposure to professional arts experiences. Want to leave your mark on the world? Our students assist local service organizations with a variety of humanitarian projects. Worldwide service opportunities are offered through Bethel's Program of Global Studies and College of Health Sciences. Our May 2018 nursing graduates achieved a 96% pass rate on the NCLEX, the licensure examination that determines nurse readiness, while our most recent Physician Assistant Studies graduates achieved a 98% pass rate on their licensing examination. Non-traditional students can select from 17 undergraduate degree programs and five graduate programs – all delivered in convenient formats that allow students to balance their personal, professional, and academic responsibilities. With satellite campuses located across the state of Tennessee, Bethel’s impact continues to grow right along with our students’ opportunities. With an enduring history and a limitless future, Bethel University arms students with the skills and confidence needed to succeed – and lead – in the world beyond our doors.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 681

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35%
13%
6%
8%
38%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
32%
9%
13%
13%
33%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
4%
32%
18%
28%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Bethel University in the Fall of 2012. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Bethel University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Bethel University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bethel University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bethel University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Bethel University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BETHEL UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Bethel University 0% 0% 2% 17% 32% 34%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Bethel University 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from Bethel University 0% 1% 2% 18% 32% 35%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 1% 3% 2% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 4% 9% 13%
Enrolled at Bethel University 0% 69% 56% 32% 13% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 2% 9% 14% 14% 10% 7%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 5% 7% 5% 4% 3% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
7% 16% 19% 18% 13% 8%
Current Status Unknown 93% 13% 20% 28% 33% 38%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2012

Number of students: 961

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48%
5%
4%
6%
37%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
42%
4%
16%
8%
30%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
20%
1%
58%
8%
13%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Bethel University in the Fall of 2012. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Bethel University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Bethel University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bethel University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bethel University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Bethel University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
BETHEL UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2012 BY SUMMER 2018
 
2012-13
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2017-18
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Bachelor's degree from Bethel University 0% 20% 35% 42% 46% 48%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Bethel University 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from Bethel University 0% 20% 35% 42% 47% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 2% 4% 4% 5%
Enrolled at Bethel University 0% 58% 35% 16% 8% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 2% 7% 7% 7% 5% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
5% 8% 8% 8% 6% 6%
Current Status Unknown 94% 13% 20% 30% 35% 37%