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Belhaven University Overview

Belhaven University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Belhaven University Known For?

579 Undergraduate Awards
$29,162 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Belhaven may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Belhaven.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Belhaven University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Belhaven.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Online Biblical Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Belhaven University?

Location of Belhaven University

Contact details for Belhaven are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-968-5940
Website: www.belhaven.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/belhavenuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/belhavenu

How Do I Get Into Belhaven?

You can apply to Belhaven online at: www.belhaven.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Belhaven

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Belhaven?

59% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Belhaven is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Can I Afford Belhaven University?

$29,162 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
9.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Belhaven is $29,162. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Belhaven, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $6,585 a year. That adds up to $26,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belhaven is 9.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Belhaven University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,155 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,307 undergraduate students at Belhaven, with 1,155 being full-time and 1,152 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Belhaven

There are also 1,898 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,155 full-time undergraduates at Belhaven, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Belhaven

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Belhaven University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Belhaven Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 335
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 607
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Belhaven University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Belhaven. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Belhaven University

1,781 Took All Classes Online
1,954 Took At Least One Class Online
18.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at Belhaven. In 2017-2018, 1,954 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Belhaven has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Belhaven

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Belhaven University was 18.2%. This is the #966 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Belhaven regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Belhaven majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biblical Studies 16%
Business Administration & Management 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 9%
Education 27%
Educational Administration 60%
General Education 6%
Public Administration 18%
Public Administration & Social Service 18%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 45%
Theology & Religious Vocations 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Belhaven ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Belhaven.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #24
Public Administration #29
Biblical Studies #33
Health & Physical Education #36
Instructional Media Design #40
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #41
Human Resource Management #41
General Education #45
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #54
Teacher Education Subject Specific #59
Psychology #70
Public Administration & Social Service #73
Theology & Religious Vocations #77
Teacher Education Grade Specific #87
Health & Medical Administrative Services #108
Liberal Arts General Studies #127
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #127
Nursing #183
Education #229
Business Administration & Management #277
Health Professions #310
Business, Management & Marketing #353

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Belhaven University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 17 156 13 367 553
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 30 11 60 101
Health & Physical Education 0 0 51 4 27 82
General Education 0 0 0 0 81 81
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 61 61
Biblical Studies 2 12 31 0 0 45
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 43 43
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 39 0 39
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 38 38
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 28 0 0 28
Dance 0 0 20 0 1 21
Accounting 7 0 13 0 0 20
Nursing 0 0 19 0 0 19
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 1 0 0 19
General Social Sciences 0 0 18 0 0 18
General Psychology 0 0 16 0 0 16
Social Work 0 0 15 0 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 14 0 0 14
General Biology 0 0 12 0 0 12
Computer Science 0 0 11 0 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 11 0 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 10 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 9 0 0 9
General English Literature 0 0 8 0 0 8
Writing Studies 0 0 8 0 0 8
Music 0 0 7 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 6 0 0 6
History 0 0 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 0 5 0 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 3 0 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 2 0 2
Mathematics 0 0 2 0 0 2
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 2 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 0 2 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 0 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0 0
Work & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 47 523 69 678 1,326

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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