Bethany College announced recently the largest freshmen class in its history. At the start of classes, 279 full-time students were enrolled. Last year, new student groups were the largest in 22 years at 208.
Alejando Aguilea of Delta is one of the new students this year.
Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. With less than 1,000 students overall on campus, Bethany offers a close-knit living and learning experience on its Lindsborg, Kan., campus. This year, there are full-time students from 37 states and almost 20 countries