Bethel University was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842. Its main campus is located in McKenzie, Tennessee although it has other class locations found in Ashland City, Dyersburg, Germantown, Lexington, Murfreesboro, Union City and Waynesboro as well as five other campuses found in Nashville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Memphis and Jackson. It has widened its student reach more through its virtual campus.
The university offers online programs in the fields of Management, Leadership and Education. Classes for online undergraduate programs begin monthly throughout the year. Minimum admissions requirements include a high school diploma or a GED. Graduate admissions decisions are done by an admissions committee. An official transcript from the graduating institution needs to be submitted together with the application. Financial aid programs are offered both to undergraduate and graduate students.
The online degree completion programs provide a flexible learning pace that allows its students to connect with professors and students alike on a daily basis at their most convenient time. Students are given a fully optimized laptop PC to be used while taking the course and later kept as a professional tool when degrees are completed. Bethel University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. As per its Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation, it’s rating of A+ backs up the positive reviews it has been receiving for its distance programs.
Prospective students are advised to contact an Admissions Advisor for inquiries regarding online programs, financial aid options and tuition rates. Bethel University offers an added feature of its virtual campus by providing an iPod Touch for downloading and watching lectures. No books purchases shall be required.