Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with approximately 6,200 students from 48 states and 29 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minn., with additional seminary locations on both coasts, Bethel University offers bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 relevant fields. Programs are taught by renowned faculty within a distinctly evangelical Christian framework, equipping women and men for culturally sensitive leadership, scholarship, and service around the world.
Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. We prepare graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture, and advance the gospel.
This has been our calling since we were founded as a seminary for Swedish immigrants in 1871, and throughout our history as a seminary, institute, academy, junior college, and most recently, as Bethel College & Seminary.
Now renamed and reorganized as Bethel University, we are positioned to carry out this vision as never before.
To Christians around the world who seek the finest preparation for work and witness, the name "Bethel University" better conveys our broad scope of faith-based undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. In addition, an efficient governance structure improves our ability to serve specialized students such as working adults and executive leaders.
In short, Bethel University is taking the next step to change the world.
Rapid growth is both behind and ahead of Bethel University. Even so, our long-standing values remain at work in every class, chapel service, and campus experience, calling up and shaping the God-given potential of each student.