September 10, 2013 (Jackson) - Belhaven University was awarded the prestigious title of Military Friendly School for 2014. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and are ensuring their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Belhaven’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Belhaven’s Adult Studies program helps and supports military personnel in their goals for higher education. The adult studies program makes attending Belhaven more affordable for military by providing the Yellow Ribbon Program, grants and other incentives. Belhaven military benefits not only help with the financial side of education, but also extend into other areas. Each one of Belhaven’s branch campuses include books into the cost of tuition, transcripts are requested and paid for by Belhaven, and the classes are flexible by meeting once a week.

Belhaven’s Online program is also military friendly and another reason why Belhaven made the list this year. The online program fits into the busy and mobile lifestyles of military and also provides a flexible schedule for military to earn a degree.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. 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 University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.