Belhaven University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Jackson, MS

$26,650

Avg tuition

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About Belhaven University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Presbyterian Church (USA)  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Belhaven University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Jackson, Mississippi. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,025, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 50%. The university offers 59 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 47%, and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. Tuition and fees for students are $26,650.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

50% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

68% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

47% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 995-1135

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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5k

Students enrolled

83%

Online student enrollment

8:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

53%

White

23%

Asian

11%

Unknown

7%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

71%

Socio-economic diversity

43% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

38

Total Online Enrollment

4,173

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

59% On-campus

41% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 75% online

Associate Check Bold 60% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 14% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 94% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $26,650 $26,650
Graduate $10,350 $10,350

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $650
On-campus room and board $8,800
On-campus other expenses $1,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $6,000
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $37,100 $37,100
Off-campus without family $34,300 $34,300
Off-campus with family $31,300 $31,300

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

23%

Institution Grant Aid

94%

Pell Grant

43%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,453
State Grant Aid $2,369
Institution Grant Aid $14,487
Pell Grant Aid $4,853

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.