National Recognition

Belhaven University is continually being recognized locally and nationally with many honors, titles and awards.

For the third consecutive year, Belhaven University has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top Regional Universities in the South. Best Online Education Programs
Belhaven University's Online Program was ranked again in 2016 for its bachelor degree programs among national colleges and universities in the Best Online Education Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Best Online Education Programs
U.S. News and World Report awarded Belhaven the prestigious title of 2017 Best Value. Only 31 regional universities in the South were selected for the list, and Belhaven ranked 20th out of the top schools.  US News Best Value
For its affordability, Belhaven has been named to America's 100 Best College Buys for 12 years in a row. Belhaven University is committed to keeping costs as low as possible so that students from all backgrounds can afford an excellent Christian higher education. 100 Best College Buys
Belhaven received the  College of Distinction Award from, which honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality. Colleges with this honor are recognized for excellence by educational professionals.

Belhaven was also named a Christian College of Distinction. This designation honors some of the most prestigious Christian colleges in America. Only 54 Christian colleges and universities were selected as a Christian College of Distinction.

Only four universities in the state of Mississippi were honored by, which focuses its ratings on four distinct categories: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes.
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In addition, U.S. News and World Repost ranked Belhaven University 12th for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans nationwide.
Belhaven is proud to have been named one of America's Best Christian Colleges every year since 1996. Belhaven University - Best Christian College
Belhaven University was awarded the title of Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools' list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace America's military and veterans as students. Military Friendly
Military Advanced Education (MAE) awarded Belhaven University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. Military Friendly
Belhaven University has been recognized for outstanding individual academic programs. It was selected as one of the Top Christian Business Colleges in the country by Business Reform Magazine. The Belhaven University School of Business also received special recognition as an editor's pick for "most biblical curriculum and focus." in addition, most all business programs at Belhaven have received a special accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Belhaven is also well known for its commitment to the arts, and it is one of only 36 schools in the United States to be nationally accredited in all arts programs: dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Likewise, Belhaven University is the only Christian college in the U.S. offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing and one of only 26 undergraduate institutions offering such a degree. Fine Arts Accreditation
The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development has recognized Belhaven for leadership in the field of student character development for spiritual growth programs.

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Belhaven was also listed among 201 colleges in Get In. Get Out. Get a Job.
ETC, Educate to Career named Belhaven as one of the nation's Top 100 colleges in its outcome-based rankings. The ETC rankings empirically determine the economic value added by each of the 1224 colleges ranked within our system.  The rankings calculate the improvement in earnings and employability of persons who attended specific colleges, relative to those similarly situated in other colleges. Educate to Career Ranking
Belhaven named, "2013 Great College to Work For" as one of the top 97 colleges to work for in the nation, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Based on Belhaven's outstanding performance in the survey, The Chronicle of Higher Education further designated the University in its top tier as an Honor Roll institution, a distinction shared by only 42 other colleges and universities around the country. Belhaven was the only Christian and private university in the states of Mississippi and Georgia named to the Honor Roll of top-tier institutions. 2013 Great College to Work For
Belhaven University was awarded Best Christian Workplace for 2013. This award recognizes only 22 Christian business and nonprofit organizations in the country that excel in job satisfaction, Christian witness, personal development, teamwork and management. Best Christian Workplace= for 2013
Belhaven is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an international higher education association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. CCCU Logo