Bethany Ranks High in National Survey

BETHANY, W.Va. — Already rated solidly in a number of national rankings for academic quality and affordability, Bethany College has placed strongly in another national survey related to the economics of higher education.

According to a survey released recently by U.S. News and World Report, Bethany is ranked seventh in the least amount of student loan debt for its graduates. Lane College (Tenn.) is first, followed by Williams College (Mass.), Rust College (Miss.), University of Virginia-Wise, Claremont McKenna College (Calif.), Pomona College (Calif.) and Bethany. Rounding out the Top 10 are Amherst College (Mass.), Wellesley College (Mass.) and New College of Florida.

Bethany has already received stellar rankings in 2009 from Forbes, Washington Monthly, The Princeton Review,Barron’s, and Colleges of Distinction.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.