Belhaven College

Belhaven College


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".

Areas of Study

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.


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.


The 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.

Student Body

Belhaven welcomes students of all denominations and backgrounds. Approximately 2,500 students are currently enrolled, with about 60% from out-of-state.

Student Life

Belhaven 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.
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Education, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education And Teaching
Secondary Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Reading Teacher Education
Work And Family Studies
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology And Histology
Mathematics, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies, Other
Philosophy And Religious Studies, General
Bible/Biblical Studies
Youth Ministry
Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries, Other
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Social Work
Dance, General
Graphic Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Music Pedagogy
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Fine And Studio Arts Management
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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