Bethel College is a liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethel was started in 1871 initially with a seminary. A junior college was soon added and in 1948 a 4 year liberal arts college was established. Bethel is currently sponsored by the churches of the Baptist General Conference, although if your a student there you would never know it. The college now offers the full spectrum of degrees in both the arts and sciences. There is also a graduate program and a theological seminary associated with, but independent of the college.