About Bethel

Bethel is a private Christian university in
St. Paul, Minnesota.

We offer face-to-face and online programs in more than 100 areas of study, where students find space to belong and become the people God calls them to be.

Who We Are

Bethel fuses transformative academics with a vibrant, Christ-guided community, empowering students to propel their lives forward and become who they are called to be.

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Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel University 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.


Bethel will be the Christ-centered university of choice for this century. Rooted in faith. Committed to excellence. Bethel will become the leader in Christian higher education by building stronger communities, equipping confident leaders and gracious servants, and preparing passionate world-changers. Through our thoughts, words, and actions, we’ll demonstrate what it means for a university to be centered on Jesus Christ.

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Bethel University is a vibrant, Christ-centered educational community. We are:

  • Christ-followers
  • Character-builders
  • Truth-seekers
  • Learners
  • Salt and light
  • Reconcilers
  • World-changers

A forward-looking university

Since 1871, Bethel has prepared graduates to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. With strong educational offerings, bold leadership, and a framework for growth, we will continue building a brighter, more hopeful future—together.


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Transformational Academics

From early college to doctoral programs, a Bethel education inspires a lifelong love for learning. Our students pursue professional success within the context of their faith formation, developing expertise, experience, and skills through competitive, relevant programs on campus and online.

Christ-guided community

Become part of a community where you’ll find belonging, purpose, and the drive to make a difference.

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We’re here to help. Browse our office listingscontact us directly, or visit our campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.


highest return on investment after 10 years among Christian College Consortium schools

- Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce


recent graduates are employed or in graduate school

Top 25

best online Christian university nationwide

- College Consensus

Impact Stories

Become the person you’re meant to be. Like our 50,000 alumni, you’ll be prepared to serve with intelligence, strength, joy, and creativity—wherever you’re called.