best online college 2019April 25, 2019 (Jackson, Mississippi) - Belhaven University has again earned a national distinction for its award-winning online degree program. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., a nationally recognized educational research and consulting organization, named Belhaven University one of America's Best Online Colleges.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious recognition once again," said Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott. "In the state of Mississippi and throughout our region, we made a commitment early on to develop a high-quality online program that allowed students greater flexibility to balance the many demands of life. I am thrilled that our aiming high has paid off as we once again hit the mark with this national recognition."

Based on data collected and published by the United States Department of Education, this designation awards colleges and universities who report student loan defaults below the national average. That means students attending one of America's Best Online Colleges are getting a higher quality education and economically relevant programs that lead to successful career paths.

Belhaven University Online is one of America's top online colleges and universities. With over 30 areas of study, online classes are taught by experienced faculty who are leaders in their field of study. The flexibility of online education is an increasingly popular choice for working adults that seek a balance between work, family, and educational goals.

This distinction is one of many for the University, and other organizations have recognized the value of a degree from Belhaven. The University's online program was ranked 32nd for its bachelor degree programs among 214 national colleges and universities in the Best Online Education Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report. For the 13th consecutive year, Belhaven was honored as America's 100 Best College Buys for its affordability and financial aid available to its students.

For eight consecutive years, Belhaven has been recognized as a College of Distinction and its nursing, business and education degrees were awarded top honors for their excellence.U.S. News and World Report released its Best Colleges edition, and for the fifth year, the University was named among the top regional colleges in the South. U. S. News also rated Belhaven a top college offering online bachelor degrees and a leading college for veterans. Additionally, the University has been honored for five years as a Military Friendly institution.