Highly ranked Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities with national influence, and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 70 areas of study including academic majors and concentrations across a full spectrum of disciplines, as well as a variety of Master Degree programs.
Founded in 1883, today, the University has achieved the distinction of being among only 36 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. The science curriculum is one of only two Christian universities recognized by the White House STEM Initiative. The University’s 15 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III.
All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.
Belhaven offers a high quality education in a supportive environment with a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, where Christian faculty and staff members are dedicated to academic rigor and grace-filled care.
The University enrolls 1,200 traditional-age students from forty-two states and twenty-two different countries on the campus in Jackson. All campus buildings have been constructed new or have been dramatically renovated within the last two decades.
Located in the capital city of Mississippi, students easily connect with the advantages of an urban center, named one of America’s best cities for entrepreneurs, while living and studying on a charming campus located in a historic neighborhood.
In total, Belhaven University serves 4,500 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at its Jackson residential campus, as well as an array of online degree programs, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.
Belhaven University has received national recognition for its academic programs and affordability. Furthermore, Belhaven is one of just 36 schools in the U.S. to be nationally accredited in all four of the arts: dance, music, theatre, and visual art.