Headquartered in McKenzie, Tennessee, Bethel University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state of Tennessee. In 2017, the school, which is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will celebrate 175 years of service.

Bethel University offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms including traditional face to face instruction and online as well.

Of late, the school has been recognized for a number of its programs.

  • It was recently ranked second in the nation in the BestColleges.com list of Best Online Christian Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015.
  • It was also recently named the top accredited online school in Tennessee for the 2015-2016 school year by Accredited Schools Online (accreditedschoolsonline.org).
  • The Bethel University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program (which is a face-to-face program) was also recently recognized as one of the top 6 programs in the nation for employment in rural settings.
  • The Bethel nursing program (face-to-face) recently garnered a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX, the examination that determines the readiness of nursing graduates.