#3 Best Private Colleges in Mississippi

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi

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Belhaven University overview
Location Jackson, Mississippi
Online belhaven.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Belhaven University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Belhaven University, located in Jackson, Mississippi, provides a comprehensive liberal arts education through a Christian worldview lens. Founded in 1883, this private institution maintains a historic campus that features a mix of traditional Southern architecture and more modern facilities. The university boasts strong programs in Business Administration, Health Administration, Nursing, and Visual Arts, with a fine arts facility that includes an array of studios and galleries. Belhaven University offers on-campus housing options for its students in the form of residence halls and apartments. The academic environment at Belhaven is characterized by a modest student-to-faculty ratio and an admissions process that is moderately selective. While not primarily renowned for athletics, Belhaven competes in the NCAA Division III in various sports under the team name "Blazers."

In the most recent statistical year 2,589 prospective students applied, and 1,103 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 262 enrolled in the school.  1,189 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,438 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,980 plus fees of $395. Belhaven University is ranked 760 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Belhaven University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












Belhaven University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Belhaven University overview
SAT 980/1200
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Belhaven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$650
Other Fees$395
Room and Board $9,100
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$39,125

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Belhaven University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 40%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Health Professions 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175421 IPEDS survey data for Belhaven University.

Current students may use the Belhaven University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.