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Belhaven College is a Christian liberal arts institution located on a 42-acre site in the Mississippi capital of Jackson. Originally founded in 1883, Belhaven is the culmination of three separate institutions which merged over the years but always maintained a strong relationship with the Presbyterian Church. The school has a rich heritage of prominence in higher education and offers eight bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees in traditional majors and in programs of general studies. Belhaven maintains satellite campuses in Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida and the school also offers online programs. Points of Distinction
  • A Christian environment
  • Accelerated classes that meet just once per week
  • Listed in the U. S. News and World Report rankings of "America's Best Colleges".
Course Topics

Belhaven College offers eight Bachelor's Degrees, including Bachelor of Arts in 14 disciplines and Bachelor of Science in 13 disciplines. Also offered are four Masters Degrees (Business Administration, Arts in Teaching, Science in Management, and Education) and Associate Degrees. There are also additional programs including pre-professional programs in the ministry, engineering, law, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and medical technology. Belhaven College Selectivity

Admission to Belhaven College is selective and requires a completed application with a $25 application fee, an essay, ACT or SAT scores, an official high school transcript, and an academic reference. Belhaven College Faculty QualityThe faculty at Belhaven is comprised of highly qualified and experienced instructors committed to serious academic inquiry, teaching and research from a Christian perspective. Over 80% hold Ph. D. 's or terminal degrees in their fields and student/faculty ratio is about 12 to 1. Belhaven College Student Enrolment

Belhaven welcomes students of all denominations and backgrounds. Approximately 2, 500 students are currently enrolled, with about 60% from out-of-state. Belhaven College Student LifeBelhaven College encourages a living/learning environment and has five residence halls: three for women and two for men. Full-time freshmen are required to live on campus, except for those who are married, over the age of 21, or those who live off-campus with their parents. Over 50% of traditional students (i. e. , not including adult students who commute) live on campus.
A four-year, coeducational Christian liberal arts college welcoming students of all denominations and backgrounds. Located in Jackson, Mississippi. Bachelor's, Master's and Associate Degree programs in the Southeast.

Profile of
Belhaven CollegeJackson, MS is home to Belhaven. Jackson is a medium-sized city. Students select the school partly because it is a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Belhaven is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in drama and performing arts and business and management.

Belhaven Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 570.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Belhaven has 2, 485 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population. Many of the students at Belhaven are in their forties, or even older.

Student Life
The school offers students meal plans. Belhaven values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and Mid-South Conference. Belhaven Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management376business management, accounting
Liberal Arts117general studies, social services, English, history, political science, creative writing, humanities, international studies
Education and Teaching90elementary school teaching, education, secondary teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22sports and fitness management, exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Drama and Performing Arts15dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy15bible studies, philosophy
Therapy and Counselling11psychology
Art Studies7art studies, arts management
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer science
Science6biology, chemistry
Media4communication studies
Medical administration0health care administration
Family and Social Work0work and family studies
Contact: BelhavenBelhaven College

1500 Peachtree St

Jackson, MS 39202

General Phone: (601) 968-5940


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