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Who We Are

Catch the spirit and character of Bethel College interacting with the other students, our faculty and staff who will be beside you, encouraging you, on your educational journey.

Experience the caring community in the classroom, at the dinner table, in the residence halls and on the sports teams. Extend your circle of support with a host family should your home be outside of Kansas. Join a community of students and employees who regularly practice an attitude of service, caring for each other when needs arise. Engage in meaningful discussions with fellow students as well as faculty, perhaps collaborating in their research.

Become a part of the thriving vision that began to evolve more than 125 years ago as Bethel College continues to makes its mark on the future through its graduates.

  • 21 Average class size
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 43 full-time faculty

Agricultural Roots

Experience the commitment of the Bethel community to helping you discover your own goodness so that you might grow in intellect, character and spirit, becoming your best self – just as threshers helped the Mennonite pioneers free life-giving kernels of wheat from their dry outer husks.

Mennonite Heritage

Explore choices and determine life commitments without a particular religious perspective required, though Bethel’s Mennonite heritage will shape how you will experience faith and community on campus.


You’ll call the college president by first name and have access to the administrative cabinet who has been entrusted by the independent corporation and board to keep the best interests of the college and its students in mind as they make daily decisions aligned with the mission and values of the institution.

Annual Reports

Mission Statement

Bethel College prepares students for meaningful lives of work and service through faith formation, the liberal arts, and practical experience in career pathways.