Belhaven University

Belhaven University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Belhaven University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Belhaven University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Belhaven University was awarded 55 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is organizational leadership.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Belhaven as #1,954 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 30 colleges in Mississippi, Belhaven is ranked at #21.

See all of the rankings for Belhaven University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Belhaven?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Belhaven University is a competitive 59%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Belhaven University admissions.

Belhaven University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Belhaven is an impressive 8 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Belhaven University is 13%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  13 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belhaven University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Belhaven University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Belhaven have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Belhaven University.

Belhaven University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,369 undergraduates at Belhaven with 1,199 being full-time and 1,170 being part-time.

How Much Does Belhaven University Cost?

The overall average net price of Belhaven is $17,439. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Belhaven

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,671 $17,461 $16,772 $19,450 $20,101

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Belhaven, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Belhaven Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Belhaven with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Belhaven University make the most money.

Location of Belhaven University

Belhaven University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Belhaven are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-968-5940

Belhaven University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Belhaven University. Of these students, 654 received undergraduate degrees and 782 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 258 $43,300
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 42 NA
Health & Physical Education 40 $21,700
Health & Medical Administrative Services 38 $36,600
Biblical Studies 32 NA
Nursing 28 NA
General Social Sciences 23 $28,200
Dance 18 NA
Accounting 15 NA
History 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Belhaven University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Belhaven

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,200 students took at least one online class at Belhaven University. This is an increase from the 1,954 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,200 1,831
2017-2018 1,954 1,781
2016-2017 1,928 1,755
2015-2016 2,228 2,016
2013-2014 1,109 999

Learn more about online learning at Belhaven University.

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Notes and 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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