Bethel College Profile
Some experiences can’t be described with words, or even pictures. The best way to catch the spirit and character of Bethel College is to visit our campus and to interact with our faculty, staff and students.
Until you can join us in person, the following profile information will help you know a little more about Bethel:
- Bethel was initially accredited in 1938 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has maintained its accreditation since then. Other agencies and associations also accredit individual Bethel programs.
- Bethel adheres to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), amended most recently in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), which specifies certain consumer information must be made available to students, employees and prospective students and employees.
- Bethel is committed to good environmental stewardship, including land and resources, and as such articulates its practices in an environmental mission statement.
- Bethel commits to ongoing evaluation of academic-based and co-curricular based learning through its assessment model.
- Bethel’s heritage is distinctly Mennonite and shapes how students experience faith and community on campus.
- Just as threshers helped the Mennonite pioneers free life-giving kernels of wheat from their dry outer husks, so Bethel College commits itself to help students discover their own goodness, that they might grow in intellect, character and spirit, becoming their best selves.
A vision that began to evolve more than 125 years ago continues to thrive today as Bethel College continues to makes its mark on the future through its graduates.