Bethel College


Elevating Minds with Academic Excellence

As the oldest Mennonite college in North America, Bethel College celebrates a forward-thinking education, diversity within the community, and lifelong learning.

You’ll consistently find Bethel recognized in national rankings for return on investment, liberal arts education and service to the community. Sure, the facts and figures make Bethel different from any other Kansas college, but what does a national publication know about what’s important to you in choosing a college? Maybe you can better relate to what our students say and how Bethel alumni are succeeding in their careers.

Discover why national organizations and students from across Kansas, the nation and the world rank Bethel College at the top of their list.

  • #1 Kansas small college for highest earning graduates – Zippia, 2018
  • #14 Bethel ranks in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” – 2022-23
  • #24 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Regional Colleges Midwest” – 2022-23
  • Bethel is the only Kansas college or university selected for the American Association of Colleges & Universities’ Institute on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation and has been named a TRHT Campus Center

Diversity within community

In 1886, three men stood on a knoll and surveyed a great sea of prairie grass — the center of an immigrant community stretching for miles. Despite their differences, these people shared a commitment to educating their children. That meant a local college. Bethel College.

More than 125 years later, the ideal of a diverse community united through the search for knowledge still guides Bethel College. You are invited to come, just as you are, to thrive in an inclusive, welcoming community.

Lifelong learning

Bethel educates the whole student, promoting a broad education over narrow career training. Master a range of knowledge, including the communication and critical thinking skills employers desire. You’ll graduate with a wide range of professional options and preparation to take advantage of opportunities in developing fields.