Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,354 undergraduate students
80% of undergrad students are full time
47% male 53% female
59% of students are from out of state
2014-2015 Academic Year
91 full-time faculty
135 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio
69% of first year students live on campus
46% of all students live on campus
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Retention Fall 2015
66% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2014
48% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||28%|
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|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||3%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||6%|
Belhaven University is a 4-year, liberal arts Christian college, founded in 1883.
NAIA. 13 Sports (Baseball, Men/Women Men/Women Basketball, Men/Women Cross Country, Football, Golf, Men/Women Soccer, Men/Women Tennis, Volleyball, Softball.) Mascot: Blazers Colors: Green/Gold
Division of the Arts
Visual Art , Arts Administration, Creative Writing, Dance, Graphic Design , Music, Theatre
Division of Education
Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Education of the Exceptional Child, Geography, Physical Education
Division of Business Administration
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Sports Administration
Division of Ministry and Human Services
Biblical Studies and Ministries, Family Studies, International Studies , Psychology, Social Services, Social Work , Sociology, Sports Ministry
Division of Humanities
Classical Education Studies, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science , Speech
Division of Natural Science
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Sports Medicine: Exercise Science
Belhaven University has also been recognized for outstanding individual academic programs. It was selected as one of the top Christian business colleges in the country byBusiness Reform Magazine. The Belhaven University School of Business also received special recognition as an editor's pick for "most biblical curriculum and focus."
Belhaven University was awarded the title of Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools' list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace America's military and veterans as students.
Belhaven offers short-term and long-term opportunities for students to study abroad through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) organization. Students may participate in programs in places such as China, India, Oxford, Uganda, Australia, Latin America, Middle East, as well as some in the United States.
With Belhaven’s motto being “To Serve, Not to Be Served,” there are many ways to get involved with mission opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. From the annual Martin Luther King Clean-Up day to ministering students in places like Africa or Haiti, the common bond is serve.
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A Solid Education
At Belhaven, academic excellence is met with passion. Belhaven offers an unending pursuit of academic excellence, plus personal mentoring in every degree offered. Belhaven provides a solid foundation in the comprehensive liberal arts that helps students develop into well-educated individuals. Belhaven students experience one-of-a-kind academic programs, including the WorldView Curriculum, which chronologically intertwines the critical core disciplines of literature, history, art, religion and music in a comprehensive rigorous format.
With its commitment to the sciences, Belhaven has graduated many students that have pursued the healthcare profession. Close to 90% of its biology and sports medicine students are accepted each year to healthcare related universities, such as medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to name a few.
Belhaven is steeped in arts heritage, having contributed to the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the city and state since 1883. Belhaven is 1 of 30 institutions in the nation that is accredited in Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Belhaven is the only Christian university that has obtained this accreditation and also offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing.
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Student Life and the Campus Community
Community is a word that is not uncommon to Belhaven University. Belhaven is a unique place where lifelong friendships are formed and flourished. The opportunities for meeting and getting to know fellow students are abundant, from clubs to organizations to activities. Not only do students connect with one another, but they also get to know the faculty. The university boasts a low 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, affording students an individualized learning experience. Many of the professors live in the historic Belhaven neighborhood and invite their students into their homes for fellowship and sometimes even for a good meal.
The university is right in the heart of a beautiful historic community, in a vibrant city filled with its own world-class events and attractions. The metro Jackson area is home to the International Ballet Competition, the Mississippi Braves baseball team, first-rate museums, art galleries, and fun-filled music festivals. In fact, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Mississippi Opera, Ballet Magnificat! And the world-renowned Singing Christmas Tree all originated at Belhaven University.
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Internships are available throughout many of the academic programs that Belhaven offers to its students. Ranging from Social Work to Sports Medicine: Exercise Science, there are many opportunities for students to get real-world experiences which prepares them for future careers.
Belhaven University graduates are successful in their endeavors, both inside the classroom and beyond. Some notable graduates can be mentioned:
Chaplain (LTC) James R. Carter (`83)
Chaplain Carter is serving as a senior command chaplain in Baghdad, Iraq.
Elizabeth graduated Belhaven in 1942 and went on to write many novels, short stories, non-fiction, fiction, and drama. She has experienced a lifetime of achievement for her many literary contributions and was recently awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction and Governor’s Award for Achievement in Literature from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Joel Bomgar, Nathan McNeill, and Patrick Norman
Bomgar, a PC Remote Access Software Company, founded by Joel Bomgar (’03), Nathan McNeill (’03), and Patrick Norman (’01) has revolutionized remote software and has turned in 4 straight years of 150 percent annual-revenue growth.
Andrew Camenisch (’98)
Andrew is known for his work as lead sculptor and modeler for Lord of the Rings trilogy,I, Robot, and recently The Adventures of Tin Tin, to name a few.
Admissions Fall 2015
3,061 Total Applicants
1,556 Total Admissions
272 Total Freshmen Enrollment
50.38% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? Yes
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TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017
|Room and Board (on campus)||$8,000|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$31,061|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
71% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid
$12,920 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$6,632 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates
- Belhaven’s financial aid program provides assistance to students in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and loans.
- Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Belhaven’s federal school code is 002397.
- Scholarships are available to qualified full-time undergraduate students based on academic achievements, talents, and leadership.
- Aid may also be based on special talent areas such as art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, and graphic design.
- Athletic scholarships are available in the areas of baseball, softball, basketball, golf, football, volleyball, soccer, cheer-leading and cross-country.