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Connect to your purpose through Bethel’s distinctive liberal arts education.

You have countless reasons to make Bethel your top college choice (and to be proud as an alumnus) – as numerous national rankings confirm. Here are just a few off the top of our head.


Academic Excellence: Top-notch academic preparation in an array of majors with the ability to craft a major tailored to your own interests and passions
  • 1,891 possible majors when you partner with two faculty advisers and design your own iMajor
  • 43+ areas of study
  • only Kansas college ranked for producing cutting-edge scholars – Washington Monthly

Caring Community: Inclusive, welcoming faith-based community whose members will walk alongside you, encouraging you to thrive just as you are and to approach the world with an attitude of service and social justice
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 425+ service opportunities available
  • Only Kansas college ranked for encouraging students to give something back to their community and country – Washington Monthly
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Hands-on Learning: Breadth of quality opportunities, including undergraduate research, service learning and internships, providing you real-life experiences while building your confidence – and your resume
  • 100% of Bethel students put their knowledge into action through internships, research and/or public performance.
  • 3/5 of responding Bethel graduates completed an internship, 2017
  • Research posters regularly chosen for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Post-graduate Success: Master the skill sets – communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking and writing – desired by employers and graduate schools, combined with the heart and ingenuity to effect positive change in the world.
  • 100% of Bethel students complete Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies coursework.
  • 98% of responding graduates were either employed, attending graduate school or working in voluntary service one-year post graduation, 2017
  • #1 private college in Kansas in number of graduates going on to earn a Ph.D., 2015
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National reputation: Return on investment. Contribution to the public good. Liberal arts education. These are just some of the reasons Bethel consistently achieves national recognition.
  • #1 Kansas small college with highest earning graduates - Zippia, 2018
  • 1 of 4 private Kansas colleges recognized in the President’s Higher Education Community Service honor roll
  • Only Kansas college National Liberal Arts Colleges category – US News & World Report, 2018-19

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.