Strong Student Interest Reaches Record High Enrollment

Bethel College enrollment is at an all time high for the fall 2009 semester. More than 2,100 students are taking classes at Bethel this fall, the college’s highest headcount enrollment since the previous record enrollment of 2,097 in 2007.

“We are so excited about educating more students than ever before — students that will use what they learn academically and spiritually to impact the world around them,” says President Steve Cramer, Ph.D.

Several factors contributed to the enrollment growth this fall including increases in the number of transfer students, home school students, and REACH students (a dual enrollment program for high school junior and senior students.)

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.