General Information About Bethesda Christian University
MISSION STATEMENT Bethesda Christian University is a Christ-centered community of higher education preparing Korean/English speaking men and women with professional competence, academic excellence, and spiritual integrity to be servant leaders in the Church, community, and global society. To fulfill its mission, Bethesda Christian University is committed to the following goals: INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES (GOALS) The university is committed to: - Provide instruction for personal and professional development within a Pentecostal/Charismatic environment; - Create in students the recognition of the authority of Scripture and provide them foundational knowledge of the Bible; - Encourage development of an integrative spiritual life; - Provide learning skills that access knowledge for vocation success and enables students to express their views; - Equip students with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success in their professions; - Cultivate within students a spirit of inquiry and reflective discernment in the quest for knowledge and truth; - Enhance spiritual development by encouraging students in personal prayer and the spiritual disciplines; - Increase students’ biblical knowledge of moral and ethical standards and encourage a lifestyle based on God’s Word; - Prepare students for service and vocation in the Church and society; - Create awareness and motivation for lifelong education and development; - Operate in an efficient and effective manner in order to steward its God-given resources. INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOMES In harmony with the mission and institutional goals of the school, BCU expects certain outcomes to be demonstrated in its graduates. These foundational outcomes are enlarged upon by the specific measurable objectives articulated in each academic program offered by the institution. The combination of these institutional objectives for each student and the objectives for each academic program provides a basis for assessing a student’s progress and the institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission. Students graduating from Bethesda will: - Evidence a commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; - Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in their lives; - Evidence the recognition of the authority of Scripture in their lives; - Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the Word and the ability to apply its principles to life; - Evidence a commitment to and ability to share their faith; - Evidence the basic skills and knowledge for their vocational success; - Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken form; - Evidence reasoning skills with the ability to interpret and integrate knowledge; - Demonstrate the ability for research on a post-secondary level; and - Indicate a commitment to lifelong learning and growth.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 103 Percent Admitted N/A% Men Admitted 73% Women Admitted 74% Full Time Retention Rate 83%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 339 Native American 0.0 Asian 295.0 African American 1.0 Hispanic 2.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 149 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 99