Belhaven University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,650
3.19% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,324
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.08%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
49.5%
2,380 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,999
29.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.3%
131 Graduates

About

Belhaven University is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Belhaven University were General Business Administration & Management (258 degrees awarded), Applied Psychology (42 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (38 degrees).

In 2020, 1,548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belhaven University. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (659 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (383 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $26,650, which is $4,120 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $26,650, which is $4,120 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,324.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending Belhaven University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$26,650
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Belhaven University was $26,650. The cost of tuition at Belhaven University is $4,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,324
2020 Value
2.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Belhaven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,324. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Belhaven University grew by 2.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,400
Room and Board
$650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belhaven University was of $7,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $650. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Belhaven University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.76% with respect to 2019, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.08%
2018 Default Rate
158
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Belhaven University was 7.08%, which represents 158 out of the 2232 total borrowers.

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Belhaven University received 2,380 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 40.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,380 applicants, 1,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,999 students enrolled at Belhaven University in 2020, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belhaven University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,179
Accepted Out of 2,380

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belhaven University was 49.5% (1,179 admissions from 2,380 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 49.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 40.2%, while admissions grew by 40.5%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
32
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Belhaven University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Belhaven University has a total enrollment of 4,999 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,495 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,504. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.9% Black or African American, 23.4% White, 11% Asian, 2.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belhaven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.8%) and White Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (40.6%), followed by Asian Male (34.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,999 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,495 and the part-time enrollment is 3,504. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Belhaven University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    2,646
  2. White
    1,169
  3. Asian
    548

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University is 52.9% Black or African American, 23.4% White, 11% Asian, 2.56% Hispanic or Latino, 2% Two or More Races, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 362 students (7.24%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 514 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 (659 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (383 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belhaven University is General Business Administration & Management (258 degrees awarded), followed by Applied Psychology (42 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (38 degrees).

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 (38 degrees awarded), Business (898 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 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 (1,858,175 people), Accountants & auditors (1,049,864 people), Other managers (693,339 people), Financial managers (459,449 people), and Secondary school teachers (425,218 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Business (898 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (65 degrees), and Education (151 degrees).

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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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Business (898 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (65 degrees), and Education (151 degrees).

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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 (3,134,965 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (529,202 people), Banking & related activities (493,732 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (466,072 people), and Computer Systems Design (447,873 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Business (898 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (65 degrees), and Education (151 degrees).

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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
  1. 258 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belhaven University was General Business Administration & Management with 258 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

517
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,031
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 517 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University, which is 0.501 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,031).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 330 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.713 times less than the 463 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 463 degrees were awarded to women at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 330 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Belhaven University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Belhaven University is Female and Two or More Races (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.29% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    659 degrees awarded
  2. White
    383 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    225 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belhaven University is black or african american (659 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (383 degrees).

14.5% of degree recipients (225 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    515 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    144 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Belhaven University is black or african american female (515 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (244 degrees).

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Belhaven University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.76M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−15.3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Belhaven University had a total salary expenditure of $44.1M. Belhaven University employs 24 Professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Belhaven University are Male Professors (14), Male Assistant professors(13), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University are: Management, with 50 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Endowment

$5.76M
2020 Endowment
5.94%
decline from 2019

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at about $5.76M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Belhaven University declined 5.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Belhaven University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.6M
2020 Salaries
10%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Belhaven University paid a median of $21.6M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($44.1M) and a 10% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.6% growth from 2018 and a 6.42% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.31M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2020, Belhaven University paid a total of $4.31M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 20% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belhaven University were Professor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University were Management with 50 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees; and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belhaven University was Male Professor with 14 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Belhaven University.

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