Bethel College

Bethel College, launched in 1947, is an urban-situated, evangelical institution affiliated with the Missionary Church, currently composed of 1,800 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and 10 countries, and 250 full-time employees. Her city hosts 250,000 residents, five colleges (including Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and Mishawaka's own renovated, 3-mile Riverwalk development. Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away.

Bethel is ranked in the Top 13% nationally by U.S. News & World Report, recognized in the Top 100 nationally for its commitment to character education, and by the Templeton Guide and by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for measurable outcomes in our region. Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 35 world areas, and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average, 100% job placement rate in Nursing, 99% in music education, Top 4% finish nationally in competitive math performance tests, and 100% pass rate every year on the national performance standard for a unique academic major in American Sign Language. Bethel hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to her arts productions, 20,000 annually in conference services, and many community members in support of her 33 national athletic championships in the NAIA.

Bethel College alumni include the No. 1 voted School Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 voted School Principal in Indiana, a Top 1% pediatric surgeon in North America, the former Executive Director of the largest Youth for Christ district in the nation, the Chaplain of Barak Obama's childhood school, the lead in "South Pacific" off Broadway, a national leader and lab executive in Nanotechnology and Sustainable Energy, Lynne Hybels – spouse and ministry partner of Bill, as founders of Willowcreek Church, MLB All-Star Team representative from the Cleveland Indians Justin Masterson, MLB pitcher for the San Diego Padres Eric Stoltz, a senior Midwest manager for Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and more.

 

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