College Deliberately: Bethany College

Bethany College is a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes culture, character and career located in the rural area of Bethany, WV. It is known for Psychology, Speech Communication and Rhetoric and Elementary Education and Teaching.

Bethany College

place 31 E Campus Dr, Bethany, WV 26032
phone Phone: (304) 829-7000
web Web: https://www.bethanywv.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Bethany College Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1926-01-01 2019-08-31
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Last updated: 2021-04-24

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Student Centeredness

3.9 of 10
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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Bethany College is in NCAA Division III with football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 100
Baseball Men’s 40
Soccer Men’s 34

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Tuition for Bethany College is in the 69.5 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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