Bethel University Recognized by U.S. News for 18th Consecutive Year

Lissa Diaz

For the 18th consecutive year, Bethel University has been recognized by U.S. News on their annual Best Colleges list. For 2022, Bethel is ranked among the Midwest’s Best Regional Universities, distinguished in the top 10 for social mobility and recognized for its nursing program.

The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, now in their 37th year, evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. This 2022 edition includes methodology that address important issues directly impacting students and their families, such as student debt, social mobility and outcomes.

Bethel was also ranked No. 10 on the list of “Top Performers on Social Mobility – Regional Universities Midwest,” recognizing Bethel as a university with success in helping underrepresented students advance in social mobility.

New for 2022, Bethel University was ranked on the best Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs list, among 694 nursing programs nationally. These rankings are based on peer assessments of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments at institutions around the country, who ranked programs based on academic quality.

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