Bethel College (Kansas) Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

By SAGE Scholars — October 18, 2021

Bethel College, where the study of peace, justice and conflict management is a part of every student's experience, has become the 11th Kansas private college to join the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards program.

The nation's oldest Mennonite-affiliated college, Bethel (founded 1887) created a major in "Peace Studies" in 1972 and launched the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in 1985. Committed to truth, justice and racial healing, the College draws nearly 500 students from 28 states and 16 countries to a Kansas campus in North Newton, a 25-minute drive from Wichita. A 10:1 student-faculty ratio ensures small classes. Nursing, business and biology are among the most popular majors.

65% of students tend to be athletes, drawn to 16 varsity teams that compete in the NAIA Division II Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Bethel is known for its award-winning instrumental and choral music groups and for the proportion of graduates who earn medical or Ph.D. degrees. The

College's commitment to community service and social justice has earned it a Top 20 national ranking from the Washington Monthly.
Bethel is ranked among the top 10% of U.S. colleges for the generosity of financial aid. A loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) provides a safety net for graduates who are working and earn less than $45,000 per year. Bethel is the 4th Mennonite-affiliated college to participate in Tuition Rewards, joining Eastern Mennonite (VA), Goshen (IN) and Tabor (KS).

Bethel College

Bethel College is a 4-year liberal arts college in south-central Kansas known for academic excellence and a strong tradition of community service. Bethel offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 areas of study and has an especially strong regional reputation for its professional programs in education, nursing and social work. Bethel has a long tradition of students who go on to complete graduate degrees in medicine and the natural sciences. The college is known for its award-winning instrumental and choral music groups.

The Bethel student body comprises about 500 students from 28 states and 15 countries. Students and alumni consistently rank Bethel high for its committed, caring faculty. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 means Bethel students get personalized attention from professors who care deeply about their success.

Bethel's 90-acres campus features a creek, wooded trails and open areas, and includes practice and playing fields and facilities for 16 teams in 12 intercollegiate sports. Bethel is located in the small town of North Newton, adjacent to the county seat of Newton and only 25 minutes from Wichita, Kansas' largest city.

Bethel offers opportunities to study abroad in 17 countries. It has an exchange going back more than half a century with Bergische-Universit├Ąt-Gesamthochschule-Wuppertal in Germany, and new cooperative relationship with Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH) in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

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