Bethel College is a fully-accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences nationally recognized for academic quality (US News top 13 percent and Washington Monthly top 15 percent among baccalaureate colleges), as well as service to others (Washington Monthly #2 and President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll).
Our career-proven academic approach combines small classes with personalized instruction. The innovative career and calling milestones project is a holistic four-year program that begins the first day you arrive on campus and ends with a senior portfolio. Your portfolio combined with a Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI) “INdorsed” certificate of career readiness is evidence of your preparation for employers.
Bethel students enjoy exceptional success. Consider these examples:
Medical school acceptance rate twice the national average over the past decade;
Education students’ state-licensing exam pass- rate exceeding the state average;
100 percent of nursing students passing the NCLEX-RN exam and finding employment;
Math students scoring in the top 4 percent on a national math assessment.
Bethel’s urban location in Mishawaka/South Bend offers rich resources within easy reach. With more than 16,000 businesses, you can pursue a great internship or job at a major business, health care facility, church, social service agency or governmental office, all easily accessible from campus. And Chicago is just 90 miles away, a short trip by train or car.
Preparing servant leaders is central to Bethel’s mission. It starts with our annual service day, when classes are cancelled and students pitch in to serve the community, and continues throughout the year. If you have a heart for missions, join one of our task force teams that have traveled to countries around the world.
You’re not limited to the four walls of the classroom at Bethel. You can study around the world in places like Australia, China, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Israel and South Africa.
You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in leadership, the arts, intramurals, and more. The Bethel Pilots are a perennial NAIA and NCCAA powerhouse with more than 33 national championships since 1992 in 18 sports.