Belhaven University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,726

5.09% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,486

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.47%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

42.6%

2,474 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,758

28.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.3%

85 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 (149 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (62 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (42 degrees).

In 2016, 936 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belhaven University. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (485 degrees), 1.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (290 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $22,726, which is $2,566 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Belhaven University is $22,726, which is $2,566 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,486.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 91% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,726

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Belhaven University was $22,726. The cost of tuition at Belhaven University is $2,566 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,486

2016 Value

19.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Belhaven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,486. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Belhaven University grew by 19.1%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Belhaven University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.3% with respect to 2015, when 93% 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.

8.47%

2015 Default Rate

150

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Belhaven University was 8.47%, which represents 150 out of the 1772 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 2,474 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19% annual decline. Out of those 2,474 applicants, 1,053 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,758 students enrolled at Belhaven University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belhaven University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,053

Accepted Out of 2,474

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belhaven University was 42.6% (1,053 admissions from 2,474 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -19%, while admissions declined by -32.1%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belhaven University has a total enrollment of 4,758 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,359 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,399. 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 56.3% Black or African American, 27.7% White, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.631% Asian, 0.588% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belhaven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.3%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39.3%), followed by White Female (17.9%) and Black or African American Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belhaven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,758 students. The full-time enrollment at Belhaven University is 1,359 and the part-time enrollment is 3,399. This means that 28.6% of students enrolled at Belhaven University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2016 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 (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

    2,680

  2. White

    1,318

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    148

The enrolled student population at Belhaven University is 56.3% Black or African American, 27.7% White, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, 0.631% Asian, 0.588% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0841% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 397 students (8.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 374 more women than men received degrees from Belhaven University. The majority of degree recipients at Belhaven University are black or african american (485 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (290 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belhaven University is General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (62 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (42 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 (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), and Business (385 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 (1,147,373 people), Miscellaneous managers (953,995 people), Financial managers (491,585 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (420,002 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (417,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (385 degrees), Social Sciences (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (50 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (385 degrees), Social Sciences (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (50 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 (840,867 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (651,042 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (608,499 people), Banking & related activities (584,815 people), and Computer Systems Design (533,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Belhaven University are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Business (385 degrees), Social Sciences (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (50 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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belhaven University was General Business Administration & Management with 149 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 281

  2. 655

In 2016, 281 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University, which is 0.429 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (655).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.597 times less than the 211 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Belhaven University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 34% of students graduating from Belhaven University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% 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 (67.2%).

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, 7.06% of graduates (6 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

    485 degrees awarded

  2. White

    290 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belhaven University is black or african american (485 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (290 degrees).

9.51% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    358 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    196 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Belhaven University is black or african american female (358 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (196 degrees).

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Operations

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.86M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $147k (2.5%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Belhaven University had a total expenditure of $44M. Of that $44M, they spent $20.9M on salaries and $44M on benefits.

Belhaven University employs 38 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Belhaven University are Male Assistant professors (21), Female Assistant professors(17), and Female Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 104 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Service with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.86M

2015 Endowment

1.76%

growth from 2014

Belhaven University has an endowment valued at about $5.86M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Belhaven University grew 1.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

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$20.9M

Salary Expenditure

$44M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Belhaven University had a total expenditure of $44M. Of that $44M, they spent $20.9M on salaries and $44M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Belhaven University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.9M

2015 Salaries

9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Belhaven University paid a median of $20.9M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($44M) and a 9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2013 and a 7.7% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.11M

Instructional Salaries

96

Number of Employees

In 2015, Belhaven University paid a total of $5.11M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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

104 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belhaven University were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belhaven University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 104 employees; Management with 50 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belhaven University was Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

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

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