Research letter shows Bethel graduation rates rank high nationally
Bethel’s high ranking in the “U.S. News & World Report” annual “Best Colleges” issue has earned it another national accolade.
The April 2011 issue of “Postsecondary Education Opportunity,” a research letter that serves U.S. public policy makers in the field of education, ranks Bethel in the top 12 nationally of liberal arts colleges whose actual graduation rates surpass predictions.
In fact, Bethel is the only Kansas college to rank that high.
Using data supplied by the “U.S. News” publication “Best Colleges, 2011 Edition,” “Postsecondary Education Opportunity” looked at the graduation rates that the “U.S. News” formula predicted and at actual graduation rates for “Tier 1” institutions – 197 national universities and 189 national liberal arts colleges, which include Bethel.
The analysis shows that Bethel’s graduation rate is 11 percent higher than the “U.S. News” prediction.