Bethel University

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Office of Admissions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Phone: (651) 638-6400
Fax: (651) 635-1490
E-mail: [email protected]
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Dr. James H. Barnes, III, Ed.D. (2008)

B.S., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ed.D. Loyola University of Chicago.


Prior to assuming Bethel’s presidency in 2008, Dr. Barnes had extensive experience as a leader in higher education for more than 30 years. He served 13 years as Bethel’s Executive Vice President and Provost following 15 years at Messiah College as Dean and Vice President for Student Development.

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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.


Academic Terms


Tuition/Fees, Room and Board 2019-20

$49.240 total
(tuition/fees $38,460; room $5,900; board $4,880)

Enrollment Fall 2019-20

2,355 undergraduates

Degrees Offered

A.A., B.A., B.S., M.Mus., B.Mus.Ed; grad school; seminary