Bethany University Students Welcomed by North Central

Date: June 16, 2011 - 3:40pm

On June 13th, 2011, Bethany University (Scotts Valley, CA) announced that the school would cease teaching operations for the 2011-2012 school year.  As a fellow affiliate of Assemblies of God higher education, North Central University will honor the 92-year legacy of Bethany University by offering support and assistance to the hundreds of students affected by the announcement.

While we are saddened by the news of such a great institution closing its doors, North Central University is committed to aid and assist the current and prospective students of Bethany University in whatever way possible.  As a University with equivalent accreditation, shared values and educational goals, and many parallel programs of study, North Central hopes to provide a transfer option that is as simple and seamless as possible for former Bethany students as they complete their undergraduate degrees.

In addition to providing transcript evaluation with the goal of transferring 100% of credits earned whenever possible, North Central is also pleased to offer financial assistance to make the transfer process as smooth as possible.  Students transferring directly from Bethany University to North Central University for the fall 2011 semester will be eligible for a one-time grant of $1000 applied to their financial aid package over the course of the 2011-12 school year.  This will be over and above any financial aid they are already receiving.  In addition to the available grant, students transferring to North Central from Bethany University will also find the cost of attendance to be less and enjoy an estimated savings of more than $3,000 per year.

Founded in 1919 as a training center for an urban San Francisco ministry, Bethany University was the first college founded by the Assemblies of God. Prior to this week’s announcement, the school was a four-year, Christian university offering associates, bachelors and masters degrees in the arts and sciences and professional studies.

North Central University is a non-profit, private, Christian university located in the heart of Minneapolis, MN.  North Central offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs in its Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Ministry, Fine Arts, and Missions, including business administration, elementary and secondary education, music, psychology, deaf studies, biblical studies, English, communication arts, evangelism and church planting, worship arts, and intercultural studies.  North Central University is located at 910 Elliot Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Students who would like to recieve more information or start the transfer process should contact the North Central Admissions Office at or call 1.800.289.6222