Belhaven named “Best Buy” for 10th Consecutive Year

September 22, 2009—From cars to colleges, everyone is looking for a quality product at a reasonable price in today’s economy. Belhaven College works hard to keep costs low and the quality of education high, and for this reason the college has been named a “Best Buy Institution” in America’s 100 Best College Buys for the 10th year in a row.

America’s 100 Best College Buys is an annual report compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., an independent research and consulting organization. Belhaven is one of only two colleges in the state of Mississippi to receive the “Best Buy” distinction, joining The University of Mississippi in this honor. Using analysis from the Annual National College Survey, Belhaven was chosen as a “Best Buy” based on the criteria of accreditation, residential facilities, student GPA and SAT/ACT scores ranking at or above the national average, and cost of attendance below the national average.

Ethan Samsel, a freshman from Clinton, chose Belhaven for its “excellent liberal arts curriculum and Christian environment,” but also says, “I knew that I would get the greatest value at Belhaven. With small class sizes and professors who genuinely care about my success both spiritually and academically, the investment I make in my education here will be with me for the rest of my life, and I know I made the right choice.”

For the past 10 years, Belhaven’s “Best Buy” status has kept it on the top of the list for students seeking an affordable Christian education, and with an explosive 15% enrollment increase this year, this trend is only growing stronger. Students and parents who are interested in learning about the value of a Belhaven education should check out President Parrott’s video “5 Reasons Belhaven College is Affordable.”


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