25 Best Christian Colleges in the SouthJuly 25, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) - Christian Universities Online (CUO) has awarded Belhaven University a top spot for the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South. Belhaven's ranking placed it among other prestigious colleges such as Union University, Liberty University and Covenant College. Belhaven was awarded the 16th position based on overall quality, affordability and student satisfaction.

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Kevin Russell noted the significance of earning a best Christian university ranking. “This accolade is another affirmation that Belhaven is thriving in Christian higher education. In fact, Belhaven was recently the only university in the state added to the 2016-17 list of Christian Colleges of Distinction. It's no surprise that we are garnering the attention of independent college-choice organizations who see the quality Belhaven has to offer its students. We strive to help our students excel in their studies as we prepare them for meaningful careers.” said Russell.

Belhaven's consistency and strengths in areas such as a 12:1 faculty ratio, strong student selectivity, scholarship assistance to students, and student success moved the University to a top ranking.

This accolade is the most recent of many for the University. For seven consecutive years, Belhaven has been recognized as a Christian College of Distinction. U.S. News and World Report released its “Best Colleges” edition, and for the third consecutive year, the University was named among the Top Regional Colleges in the South. U. S. News also rated Belhaven among the top colleges offering online bachelor degrees and the top colleges for veterans.

Additionally, Belhaven has been recognized for three consecutive years as a Military Friendly institution by Victory Media. For the 12th consecutive year, Belhaven was named one of America's Best 100 College Buys. The University was also named one of America's Best Christian Colleges by Instructional Research and Evaluation.