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Belhaven University

Earn a Degree From a Christian University

Belhaven University, founded in 1883, is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university. At the university’s main campus in Jackson, Miss., students from around the world converge to study in various programs all taught from a Christian perspective. Belhaven University is located in a historic, beautiful residential setting in the heart of capital city of Jackson, and is a place where top-rated faculty and a nurturing environment converge to bring you to your best. With a 12:1 faculty ratio, Belhaven stands apart from the crowd providing a personal, involved approach to your degree.

Online Programs

Belhaven's student-focused learning can be seen in our online programs through our personal approach in student services and our faculty that are deeply committed to your success and personal growth. Offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can be completed anywhere in the world, U.S. News and World Report recognizes Belhaven as having one of the top online programs in the nation. Students attending Belhaven Online can earn associate, bachelor or master degrees in business, education, health administration, psychology, accounting, leadership, and biblical studies.

Military Friendly

Belhaven is proud that we have annually been awarded the title of Military Friendly School which honors the top 20 percent of colleges that are doing the most to embrace America’s military and veterans as students.

On Campus Programs

In addition to online courses and the main campus in Jackson, Miss., Belhaven offers adult studies campuses across the South including Atlanta, Ga.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Dalton, Ga.; and Southaven (DeSoto), Miss. With classes that meet in convenient locations one night a week, Belhaven has created adult completion programs tailored to the needs of busy, working adult.

National Honors Recognizing Affordability and Quality Education

Belhaven continues to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Top College Buys because of its affordability and as a College of Distinction which honors colleges excelling in key areas of quality education. The arts program is one of just 33 colleges in America that has received national accreditation in music, theatre, dance and visual art. Not only is Belhaven known for its nationally recognized academics, Belhaven sports teams also compete nationally in the NCAA Division III. Belhaven’s commitment to integrate faith into learning make it a top pick for those looking to obtain their college degree from a top Christian university.


Belhaven University is accredited by the  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belhaven University. 

Belhaven University through its School of Business Administration has the following degree programs accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Sports Administration.

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