Belhaven University Earns Top Rankings in U.S. News 2024 Best Online Programs

February 8, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University has earned award-winning rankings in two categories for the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Online Programs. U.S. News ranked Belhaven 138th for Best Online Bachelor’s Program and 74th among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

Belhaven University President Dr. Roger Parrott credited the faculty and staff for this recognition from U.S. News & World Report, “As a Christ-centered university, we are committed to pushing every student to excel to their God-given potential and serve each of them with Christian care and support. Our faculty and staff are exceptional in providing this robust learning environment for both on-campus and online students. And I’m especially proud that we can serve our veteran students well, who serve us all.”

Belhaven took high honors with other prestigious institutions such as the University of North Carolina, Texas A&M University, Arizona State University, and the University of Central Florida. U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online bachelor's degree programs, including graduation rates, faculty credentials, and support services available remotely. 

“This award affirms the tremendous value found in an online degree from Belhaven University,” said Vice President for University Enrollment and Marketing Dr. Kevin Russell. “The recognition from U.S. News & World Report underscores Belhaven University's position as a leader in online education and its unwavering commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds. The University looks forward to continuing its mission of academic excellence, innovation, and community engagement.”

U.S. News ranked the best online programs for veterans, measuring veteran or active-duty enrollment in the program. Belhaven has been recognized multiple years as a Military Friendly institution, and these rankings highlight the University’s continued commitment to online educational excellence as well as its strong support for veteran and active-duty students.

A trailblazer in Mississippi’s online education space, Belhaven launched its first fully online degree program in 2006 and has grown to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University's online programs offer students the flexibility to pursue their academic goals while balancing work, family, and other commitments, with a robust curriculum, personalized support, and cutting-edge technology.