Bethel College Ranked 24th in Top Tier Schools

According to US News & World Report, Bethel College ranked 24th among the best Midwestern Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest Region for 2008.


“We are pleased to be honored nationally,” said Randy Beachy, assistant vice president for enrollment and marketing. “Bethel College is blessed to have a group of dedicated, capable individuals who are not only experts in their fields, but are also committed to advancing the kingdom of God.”


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“The foundation of our academic program is Christ-centered commitment to education that the faculty demonstrated,” said James Stump, vice president for academic services. This involves excellence in professional disciplines and personal attention to all students to ensure success in the academic pursuits, careers, and lives.”


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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 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. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.