Belhaven University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,980
1.93% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,794
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
42.6%
2,589 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,627
32.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.6%
103 Graduates

About

Belhaven University is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Belhaven University were General Business Administration & Management (437 degrees awarded), General Education (227 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (119 degrees).

In 2022, 1,654 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belhaven University. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (766 degrees), 2.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $27,980, which is $3,984 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $27,980, which is $3,984 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,794.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Belhaven University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,980
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Belhaven University was $27,980. The cost of tuition at Belhaven University is $3,984 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,794
2022 Value
8.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Belhaven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,794. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Belhaven University grew by 8.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,475
Room and Board
$650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belhaven University was of $7,475 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $650. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Belhaven University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 24% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.67%
2019 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Belhaven University was 1.67%, which represents 32 out of the 1912 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Belhaven University received 2,589 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 44.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,589 applicants, 1,103 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,627 students enrolled at Belhaven University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belhaven University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,103
Accepted Out of 2,589

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belhaven University was 42.6% (1,103 admissions from 2,589 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 64%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 44.9%, while admissions declined by −3.58%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
16
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Belhaven University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belhaven University had a total enrollment of 3,627 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,189 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,438. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.6% Black or African American, 26.7% White, 3.17% Two or More Races, 2.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.579% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.441% Asian, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belhaven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.2%) and White Male (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (10.7%), followed by White Male (7.14%) and White Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belhaven University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,627 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,189 and the part-time enrollment is 2,438. This means that 32.8% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Belhaven University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Belhaven University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,873 enrolled students
  2. White
    968 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    115 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University is 51.6% Black or African American, 26.7% White, 3.17% Two or More Races, 2.56% Hispanic or Latino, 0.579% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.441% Asian, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 453 students (12.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 716 more women than men received degrees from Belhaven University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Belhaven University is black or african american (766 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Belhaven University is General Business Administration & Management (437 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (227 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (119 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Belhaven University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Education (542 degrees), and Business (661 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,717,627 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,356 people), Other managers (771,990 people), Secondary school teachers (520,412 people), and Financial managers (508,274 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University in 2022 are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Education (542 degrees), Business (661 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Education (542 degrees), Business (661 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,187,810 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (564,232 people), Computer Systems Design (533,804 people), Banking & related activities (503,683 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (491,514 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Education (542 degrees), Business (661 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Belhaven University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 437 degrees awarded
  2. 227 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Belhaven University was General Business Administration & Management with 437 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

469
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,185
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 469 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University, which is 0.396 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 246 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.691 times less than the 356 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 356 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 246 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Belhaven University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Belhaven University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.88% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    766 degrees awarded
  2. White
    332 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belhaven University is black or african american (766 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

28.3% of degree recipients (468 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    613 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    230 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Belhaven University is black or african american female (613 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (230 degrees).

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Operations

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−40%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Belhaven University had a total salary expenditure of 46.7M. Belhaven University employs 28 Professors, 23 Associate professors and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Belhaven University are Female Associate professor (17), Male Professor (16), and Female Professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University are: Management, with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Endowment

$6.55M
2022 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2021

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at about $6.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Belhaven University declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.1M
2022 Salaries
0.0102%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Belhaven University paid a median of $21.1M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($46.7M) and a 0.0102% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.31M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2022, Belhaven University paid a total of $5.31M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belhaven University were Professor with 28 employees, Associate professor with 23 employees, and Assistant professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University were Management with 57 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belhaven University was Female Associate professor with 17 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

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