Bethel is a private, 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It was founded in 1842, and today provides the atmosphere to grow and learn both scholastically and spiritually, so that the graduates enter life after college with much more than a degree.
As a small Christian college and the only Cumberland Presbyterian affiliated one in the world, the college is proud to offer a unique mix of academic and spiritual growth that cannot be found anywhere else.
Bethel College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees in 28 areas and masters degrees toward 4 graduate degrees.
The six college divisions include:
• Division of Business
• Division of Education and Health Sciences
• Division of Humanities
• Division of Science and Mathematics
• Division of Social Sciences
• Division of Music
The most popular programs offered at undergraduate level are Business Administration, Child Learning and Development, Music, Human Services, Psychology and Nursing. Furthermore, the college offers Graduate programs in Education, Physician Assistant Studies and an MBA program.
Apart from traditional campus Bethel College has many convenient satellite campuses and locations across state. Thus, students can combine campus and online training and learning to achieve the best results. Working professionals or motivated leaders can also take an advantage of working in a virtual classroom environment and communicating at the seminars with real-world experts.
More than 90 percent of Bethel students receive some sort of financial assistance including a number of institutionally sponsored scholarships and grants that can significantly help with tuition, fees, room and board.
The financial aid process includes three easy steps, which are (1) completion of an online application; (2) providing additional information if necessary, which is done on the request of Bethel College Financial Aid Office, and (3) receiving and accepting the Award Letter.
Bethel offers more than 25 clubs, organizations, fraternities, and sororities in which students can participate. Bethel College is a member of the NAIA, TranSouth conference, and Mid-South conference (football) and offers the following athletics programs to its students: baseball, men's and women's basketball, cheerleading, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball.