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Bethel noted for community service in new independent college ranking

February 5th, 2021, an independent higher education data analysis group, has ranked Bethel College “Best for Service to the Community” in its survey of Kansas colleges and universities.’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.  

The 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with Bethel College making it to its final list.

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Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #26 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, and earned its third-straight NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award, based on student service and academic achievement, all for 2020-21; is’s highest ranked Kansas small college with the highest earning graduates; has the #10 RN-to-BSN program in Kansas according to; and is #57 among 829 U.S. colleges and universities named by as “Best for Financial Aid,” as well as #23 “Safest College Towns in the U.S.,” ranked by for 2020-21. For more information, see

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.