About Bethel University

Prepare for your life's calling

Founded in 1947, Bethel University is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. We offer a variety of affordable online programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that combine rigorous career preparation with spiritual growth. Combining practical knowledge with a biblical foundation, we seek to challenge minds, engage hearts, and holistically equip our students for lifelong service.

Why Bethel?

  • Personalized Learning Experience. We help students succeed in a caring, supportive atmosphere with individual academic advising and financial guidance.
  • Affordable Education. For the third year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University in the top 10 in the Midwest on its annual list of “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018.
  • Academic Excellence. U.S. News & World Report has consistently declared Bethel University a top-tier university for more than a decade.
  • Flexibility and Convenience. Our programs are delivered in an online format with start dates throughout the year to fit your busy schedule. Courses can be completed in just seven weeks and transfer credits are accepted.

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Accreditations & Rankings

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Benefits of Online Learning

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