Bethany College total full-time student enrollment for fall semester 2018 has seen an increase of 7 percent from last year. At the start of classes, 759 full-time students are enrolled. The college also recently announced the largest freshmen and transfer student groups in their history. Since the fall of 2016, the college’s full-time enrollment has increased more than 24 percent.

“We are thrilled,” said President Will Jones. “It is exciting to see more and more students want the transformative experience that our faculty, staff, and coaches offer. Bethany graduates are known for being successful professionals who love God and love people. We expect to continue to grow our full-time enrollment, help more students to be successful, and assist our local communities with their goals.”

With the largest new student group in the history of the college, the energy is unmistakable. “Students are excited to come to Bethany because of our strong outcomes,” said Matt Pfannenstiel, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. “Our record incoming class, thanks to faculty, staff, coaches as well as alumni and friends of the college, shows that Bethany is growing and thriving. Beyond the numbers, I am most proud about the quality of the students who now call Bethany home.”

This year, there are full-time students from 35 states and 20 countries. In addition, Bethany enjoys strong diversity on campus. Hispanic students make up 21 percent of the student body. African-Americans constitute 15 percent of the students. Overall, Bethany is 41 percent ethnically and racially diverse.

The two largest majors represented on campus are Business and Biology. Bethany alumni serve as entrepreneurs, doctors, pastors, artists, teachers, attorneys, researches, coaches and in dozens of other professions in cities and towns across the country. They are servant leaders striving to transform their home communities and beyond. Bethany College seeks to further this trend by inspiring incoming students with an education of the mind and the heart.

Currently, admissions representatives are attending college fairs and visiting high schools. For more information on Bethany’s admissions and scholarship opportunities, visit or call (800) 826-2281 x 8113.