Belhaven University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,900

5.17% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,783

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.91%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.1%

2,324 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,458

28.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

51.5%

104 Graduates

About

Belhaven University is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Belhaven University were General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (52 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (44 degrees).

In 2017, 1,011 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belhaven University. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (573 degrees), 1.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (329 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $23,900, which is $3,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $23,900, which is $3,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,783.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Belhaven University was $23,900. The cost of tuition at Belhaven University is $3,167 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,783

2017 Value

3.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Belhaven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,783. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Belhaven University grew by 3.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belhaven University was of $9,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Belhaven University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 14.4% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

9.91%

2016 Default Rate

173

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Belhaven University was 9.91%, which represents 173 out of the 1746 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Belhaven University received 2,324 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.06% annual decline. Out of those 2,324 applicants, 1,374 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,458 students enrolled at Belhaven University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belhaven University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,374

Accepted Out of 2,324

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belhaven University was 59.1% (1,374 admissions from 2,324 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 42.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.06%, while admissions grew by 30.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Belhaven University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belhaven University has a total enrollment of 4,458 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,274 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,184. This means that 28.6% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% Black or African American, 30.4% White, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.13% Two or More Races, 0.695% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.561% Asian, and 0.0449% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belhaven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.7%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.8%) and Black or African American Male (19.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,458 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,274 and the part-time enrollment is 3,184. This means that 28.6% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2017 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 63%. 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

    2,447

  2. White

    1,354

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    156

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University is 54.9% Black or African American, 30.4% White, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.13% Two or More Races, 0.695% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.561% Asian, and 0.0449% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 277 students (6.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 345 more women than men received degrees from Belhaven University. The majority of degree recipients at Belhaven University are black or african american (573 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (329 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belhaven University is General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (52 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (44 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 (42 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Accountants & auditors (1,081,637 people), Other managers (620,324 people), Financial managers (420,290 people), Chief executives & legislators (313,965 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (273,169 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), and Business (403 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, Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), and Business (403 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 (585,989 people), Banking & related activities (484,257 people), Computer Systems Design (409,109 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (397,384 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (388,215 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (42 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees), and Business (403 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Belhaven University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belhaven University was General Business Administration & Management with 180 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 333

  2. 678

In 2017, 333 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University, which is 0.491 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (678).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.593 times less than the 246 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 246 degrees were awarded to women at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.68 times more than the 146 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Belhaven University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Belhaven University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 8.65% of graduates (9 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

    573 degrees awarded

  2. White

    329 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belhaven University is black or african american (573 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (329 degrees).

3.86% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    398 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    215 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Belhaven University is black or african american female (398 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (215 degrees).

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Operations

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at nearly $6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $748k (12.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Belhaven University had a total salary expenditure of $49M. Belhaven University employs 38 Assistant professors, 21 Professors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Belhaven University are Male Assistant professors (19), Female Assistant professors(19), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 102 employees, Management, with 64 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6M

2017 Endowment

0.671%

decline from 2016

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at about $6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Belhaven University declined 0.671% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.1M 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 2017, 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.8M

2017 Salaries

2.21%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Belhaven University paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($49M) and a 2.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.33% decline from 2015 and a 9% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.01M

Instructional Salaries

88

Number of Employees

In 2017, Belhaven University paid a total of $5.01M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

38 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

102 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belhaven University were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Professor with 21 employees; and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 102 employees; Management with 64 employees; and Service with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belhaven University was Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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