Bethany Lutheran College, a private, residential, liberal arts institution in southern Minnesota, has offered student living since it was founded in 1911, serving 44 students. Initially called the Bethany Ladies College, the school has gone through several ownership and operational changes to become the coeducational Christian college it is today. In 2001, BLC awarded its first baccalaureate degrees, officially transitioning from its 74-year history as a junior college. Bethany Lutheran College, which is operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, makes its home in Mankato, Minnesota, overlooking the Minnesota River Valley. Student housing is available on the BLC campus, as well as in the city of nearly 40,000 residents. The campus abuts downtown Mankato, where a series of parks and commercial attractions help sustain a comfortable student living experience.
"In keeping with its heritage, Bethany aspires to produce students with a clear understanding of Christian vocation, which encourages students to make the most of the God-given talents," says the Bethany Lutheran College mission statement. Spiritual development is a main goal of the college's curriculum, which also focuses on intellectual, civic and creative growth through 19 major and 19 minor programs. In addition to receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees, students at BLC may work toward licensures and certifications in Coaching or Secondary Education.
A college apartment or other off campus housing facility can enhance a student's lifestyle by placing him or her in an exciting urban environment with frequent events and numerous places of interest. Within walking distance from most student housing, residents can reach Alexander, Hilltop, Anderson and Key Parks, where many events take place throughout the year. In addition, the city of Mankato is home to the Minnesota Vikings summer training camp, the annual Ribfest in August, the Northwoods collegiate summer baseball league, the Minneopa State Park and the historic Hubbard House.
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