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Belhaven University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belhaven University. 

Belhaven University holds specialized accreditation in dance (National Association of Schools of Dance), music (National Association of Schools of Music), theatre (National Association of Schools of Theatre), and the visual arts (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).

Additionally, Belhaven University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs in the following degrees, which are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Sports Administration.

Florida Licensure - Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding Belhaven University may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, or by calling 850-245-3200.  Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) sexual predator and sexual offender registry website and toll free telephone number.

FDLE website - FDLE toll-free number - 1-888-357-7332 for TTY Accessibility - 1-877-414-7234

Georgia Licensure - Licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220 Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305, or by calling 770-414-3300.

Mississippi Licensure – Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 or by calling 601-432-6372.

Tennessee Licensure - Belhaven University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Additional information regarding yearly authorization may be obtained by contacting the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Parkway Towers, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243-0830. For Tennessee Students: If a complaint is not settled at the institutional level, the student may contact the Tennessee Education Commission at 615-741-5293.

Texas - Belhaven University is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer the following degrees in Houston, Texas: Associate of Arts with major in General Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Social Services, Bachelor of Business Administration with major in General Business, Bachelor of Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Administration with major in General Business, Master of Education, and Master of Science in Leadership.

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code -6-61-301.

Belhaven University is a member of the American Council on Education, the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges, and the Association of Presbyterian Colleges. It is approved by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.