Bethel College


Bethel College Campus

Vibrant and Diverse

The Bethel College in Kansas community is a vibrant and close-knit family that fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for students. Rooted in a rich tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to values, Bethel College strongly emphasizes personal growth, community engagement, and the pursuit of knowledge. Students experience a sense of belonging and connection with faculty, staff, and fellow students in small-class settings that encourage meaningful interactions. The campus atmosphere promotes diversity, encouraging students to appreciate different perspectives and backgrounds. Whether engaging in collaborative projects, participating in extracurricular activities, or contributing to the local community, the Bethel College community is characterized by a spirit of cooperation and a shared dedication to holistic education.

Newton and North Newton, Kansas

The Bethel College Community Extends Beyond the Borders of Campus

Newton is a town of around 18,000, located just 30 minutes north of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. The city was incorporated in 1872 at the western terminal of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the railhead of the Chisholm Trail. This cattle trail ended in Abilene (current Highway K-15 follows the Chisholm Trail’s route). Thus, the history of Newton has always been tied to the railroad.

Newton, the Harvey County seat, offers an ideal family environment with quiet neighborhoods and various youth recreational activities. A drive through the heart of the community reveals a city with pride and vision. Historical buildings adapted for modern commercial enterprises are sprinkled throughout the community. The successful commerce taking hold shows visible signs of steady new growth. Newton residents benefit from a lifestyle that values sound education, progressive health care and safe neighborhoods.

North Newton, with a population of around 1,500, is located directly north of Newton on Highway K-15; North Newton is a predominantly residential community. In addition to Bethel College, the other major institution in North Newton is the Kidron Bethel retirement community.