June 12, 2012 (Jackson) - For a second year, Belhaven University was recognized and awarded for excellence in education by CollegesofDistinction.com, an online guide that highlights the best colleges and universities for students to learn, grow and succeed.

Colleges of Distinction honors colleges based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals. Belhaven University demonstrated excellence in four distinct areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

“Schools selected as Colleges of Distinction create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” reported Tyson Schritter, the Executive Editor of Colleges of Distinction. “While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education.”

The goal of Colleges of Distinction is to provide students, counselors, and parents with information about colleges and universities that excel in these four areas and to also take a fresh look at colleges and universities appealing to students’ unique and varied interests.

Featured schools take a holistic approach to admissions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and have a truly national reputation.

To learn more about the online guide, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.