Bethel Participates in Indiana’s Private College Week

Bethel College will be one of 31 schools participating in this year’s Indiana Private College Week, which will take place July 21-25. Bethel will host tours Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Some of the schools participating, besides Bethel College, are Ancilla College, Goshen College, Holy Cross College, the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College. Students between the ages of 16 and 20 who visit one or more of the private colleges and universities throughout the week will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad mini or a Microsoft Surface.

Just a few of the many reasons Indiana’s private colleges are the smart choice:

  • Higher Graduation Rates:  Students at Indiana’s private, nonprofit campuses are twice as likely to graduate in four years as students at other types of institutions.
  • Availability of Financial Aid:  More than 90 percent of students at Indiana's private colleges receive one or more types of financial aid (state, federal, institutional aid and/or special scholarships), making a private college education affordable and often no more expensive (and sometimes even less so) than a state university.
  • Personal Attention:  Class size at Indiana’s private colleges and universities averages 14 students to one professor, and graduates are more likely to report that they are “highly satisfied” with the quality of their education.
  • Opportunities for Leadership:  With smaller and more personal learning environments, there are more opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities of all sorts, further developing their leadership skills.

To schedule a tour at Bethel College, visit or call 800.422.4101.