Bethel University recognized by U.S. News for 20th consecutive year, distinguished as No. 9 for social mobility

by | Sep 21, 2023

For the 20th consecutive year, Bethel University has been recognized by U.S. News on their annual Best Colleges list. For 2024, Bethel is ranked among the Midwest’s Best Regional Universities and distinguished in the top 10 for social mobility.

The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, now in their 39th year, evaluate nearly 1,500 colleges and universities on 19 indicators of academic quality and graduate outcomes. This 2024 edition increased emphasis on how often students from all socioeconomic backgrounds earned degrees.

Bethel was also ranked No. 9 on the list of “Top Performers on Social Mobility – Regional Universities Midwest,” recognizing Bethel as a university with success in helping economically disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants advance in social mobility, borrower debt and college graduates earning more than high school graduates.

Bethel University was also recently named to Money Magazine’s 2023 list of “Best Colleges,” ranked by value.

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