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Belhaven University

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
Overview
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Acceptance Rate

59.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$24,250

Average Salary in 10 Years

$42,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Belhaven University

Belhaven University is located in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 2,482 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 59.1%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs, Visual and Performing Arts, and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. 49% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,900.

About
🗺 1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
🌐 www.belhaven.edu
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Admissions
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Belhaven University has around 2,324 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 18% decide to enroll at Belhaven University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 2,324 applicants 38% are men and 62% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 166 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 60 men.

Belhaven University's acceptance rate is 59.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 58.0% and the acceptance rate for women is 59.8%.

Applicants
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Who applies to Belhaven University?

Number of Applicants

2,324

Number of Applicants per Spot

10
per spot

Male Applicants

38%

Female Applicants

62%
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Getting into Belhaven University

Belhaven University Acceptance Rate

59.1%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

58.0%

Female Acceptance Rate

59.8%
School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Belhaven University?

Belhaven University Admissions Yield

18%
of accepted students choose to go to Belhaven University

Male Admissions Yield

21%

Female Admissions Yield

16%
Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

49%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

44%

Women Graduation Rate

53%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Belhaven University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$18,256
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$24,250
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$32,250
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$32,250
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Belhaven University would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Belhaven University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

91%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Belhaven University you can visit www.belhaven.edu/financial_aid/Default.htm.

Belhaven University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $32,250
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $32,250
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Belhaven University?

Belhaven University students, on average, make $42,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Belhaven University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

5.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Belhaven University.

Median Earnings of Students from Belhaven University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Belhaven University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Belhaven University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Belhaven University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Belhaven University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Belhaven University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.2x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Belhaven University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Belhaven University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

10
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$65,590
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Belhaven University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

56%

Undergrads

2,482

Total Students

4,458
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

48%

Students over 25

57%

Student Median Household Income

$57,705
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

66%
of undergraduates

Men

34%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Belhaven University has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 52 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 194 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Belhaven University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Belhaven University study?

Belhaven University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Belhaven University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Visual and Performing Arts
  5. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Approximately 69% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Belhaven University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

40%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Belhaven University has a retention rate of 63% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

381
15% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium

Belhaven University has around 381 students who transfer into the school each year. This is a medium rate at approximately 15% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Belhaven University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Mississippi
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Mississippi tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 40% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 58% voted for the Republican party, and 1% voted for neither.