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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?

2021 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 11 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Belhaven landed the #1,411 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 15 colleges in Mississippi, Belhaven is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Belhaven?

Acceptance Rate

Belhaven University has an acceptance rate of 59%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Belhaven.

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Belhaven University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Belhaven is an impressive 10 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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 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 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 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

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Good Overall Diversity at Belhaven

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,307 undergraduates at Belhaven with 1,155 being full-time and 1,152 being part-time.

Belhaven Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Belhaven is 75.63 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  75.63 out of 100
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How Much Does Belhaven University Cost?

The overall average net price of Belhaven is $18,460. 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 +
$16,737 $16,667 $18,686 $20,616 $22,004

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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%.

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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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Location of Belhaven University

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, 570 received undergraduate degrees and 678 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 156 $43,300
Health & Physical Education 51 $21,700
Biblical Studies 31 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 30 $36,600
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 28 NA
Dance 20 NA
Nursing 19 NA
General Social Sciences 18 $28,200
General Psychology 16 NA
Social Work 15 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,954 students took at least one online class at Belhaven University. This is an increase from the 1,928 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,954 1,781
2016-2017 1,928 1,755
2015-2016 2,228 2,016
2014-2015 1,571 1,420
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.


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