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Belhaven University Data & Information Overview

64 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
64% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Belhaven University Ranked?

#1,168 Best Colleges in Nation
#9 Best Colleges in MS
Organizational Leadership Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 64 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is organizational leadership.

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Overall Quality

Belhaven is ranked #1,168 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Mississippi, Belhaven is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Belhaven?

64% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Belhaven University is a competitive 64%, 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.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Belhaven submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 660. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Belhaven University  ( 490 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Belhaven University  ( 490 to 600 )
Belhaven received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Belhaven University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Belhaven University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
15% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Belhaven it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 15%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  15 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Belhaven University

68% Freshmen Retention
40% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Belhaven the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 40%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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

Belhaven University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,177 Full-Time Undergraduates
45.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,025 undergraduates at Belhaven with 1,177 being full-time and 848 being part-time.

How Much Does Belhaven University Cost?

$16,228 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
$24,144 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Belhaven is $16,228. 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 +
$13,059 $14,976 $17,915 $20,040 $20,681

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,036 a year. That adds up to $24,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Belhaven is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Belhaven Graduates Make?

$41,762 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Belhaven make around $41,762 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Belhaven University make the most money.

Location of Belhaven University

Mississippi State
1,177 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

47 Majors With Completions
641 Undergraduate Degrees
935 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Belhaven University. Of these students, 641 received undergraduate degrees and 935 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 259 $41,855
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 36 $29,564
Health & Physical Education 30 $26,085
General Social Sciences 28 $26,423
Health & Medical Administrative Services 28 $38,481
Biblical Studies 28 $26,994
Nursing 25 $50,808
General Education 20 NA
Dance 17 $14,825
Social Work 16 NA

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

Online Learning at Belhaven

69% Take At Least One Class Online
61% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 2,957 students took at least one online class at Belhaven University. This is a decrease from the 4,173 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,957 2,619
2019-2020 4,173 3,737
2018-2019 2,200 1,831
2017-2018 1,954 1,781
2016-2017 1,928 1,755

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.


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