Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree St, Jackson, Mississippi 39202
General information
(601) 968-5940
Website www.belhaven.edu
Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting City: Midsize
Campus housing Yes
Student population 2,619 (2,166 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 23 to 1
Undergraduate application fee (2008-2009) $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,294 588 706
Percent admitted 61% 59% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 32% 26% 36%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Recommendations X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 183 33%
ACT 450 81%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 510 660
SAT Math 480 600
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 19 25

NOTES:

* 25% of students scored at or below

** 25% of students scored above

Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.

Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Returned in Fall 2008
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 36 percent of students entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2008.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2002

Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

(*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2002 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

* One or more categories are not present in the race/ethnicity graph because of an insufficient number of cases.

Completions 2007-2008

* Data shown are for first majors.

* (-) Program is not offered at this award level.

ProgramAssociate Bachelor Master
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
General Studies 31 - -
Humanities/Humanistic Studies - 1 -
Category total 31 1 -
History
History, General - 11 -
Category total -11 -
Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Business Administration and Management, General - 190 109
Accounting - 2 -
Category total - 192 109
Health professions and related clinical sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 10 -
Category total - 10 -
Visual and performing arts
Dance, General - 14 -
Art/Art Studies, General - 7 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - 6 -
Music, General - 3 -
Arts Management - 0 -
Category total - 30 -
Social sciences
Social Sciences, General - 58 -
Political Science and Government, General - 3 -
Category total - 61 -
Public administration and social service professions
Public Administration - - 0
Category total - - 0
Psychology
Psychology, General - 16 -
Category total - 16 -
Physical sciences
Chemistry, General - 1 -
Category total - 1 -
Theology and religious vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies - 6 -
Category total - 6 -
Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy - 2 -
Category total - 2 -
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 21 -
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - 10 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other - 1 -
Category total - 32 -
Multi/interdisciplinary studies
International/Global Studies - 2 -
Category total - 2 -
Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General - 4 -
Category total - 4 -
Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 8 -
Category total - 8 -
English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General - 5 -
Creative Writing - 0 -
Category total - 5 -
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Work and Family Studies - - -
Category total - - -
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching - 18 21
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 16
Education, General - - 8
Category total - 18 45
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General - 2 -
Computer Science - 0 -
Category total - 2 -
Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - 11 -
Category total - 11 -
Grand total 31 412 154
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1946 - Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and
departments and non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/1986 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions
offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/2005 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering
degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/1941 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering
degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
(!)3/1/2006 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation