Build for a Lifetime
The Vision for Bethany College
From our pioneering founding in 1840, and ever responsive to the times, Bethany College continues to deliver a quality, student-centered liberal arts and sciences education. Our students grow and change while on campus, and after graduation they become leaders and change agents, building a better world.
We remain true to our founder Alexander Campbell’s aim to educate whole students—spirit, mind, and body—in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. We value interdisciplinary education and inclusion of diverse backgrounds. Here, on our historic 1,100-acre campus, we prepare Bethanians not only to make a living but to live lives of meaning.
Bethany provides students with ongoing mentorships and friendships, along with passports to lifelong learning, global, national, and regional adventure. Our communities of alumni are invested more than ever in Bethany and give their time, talent, and resources to support the College’s mission.
For nearly two centuries, a Bethany education has combined theory and practice in an intimate setting of academic learning and professional preparation. Our offerings of classical and contemporary fields of study are now complemented by graduate programs.
Grounded in our traditions and values, and pioneering into the future, Bethany in 2022 launched its BUILD Campaign.
The BUILD Campaign reflects our commitment to individual and institutional growth.