2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$18,269

Net Price

64%

Admitted

19%

Enrolled

54%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Belhaven University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,278. In 2021, there were 102 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #10 in Mississippi and ranks #789 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

102

Total Enrollment

4,278

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Belhaven University

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#10

Mississippi Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in Mississippi, Belhaven University ranks #10.

#789

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Belhaven University ranks #789.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Belhaven University offers Applied Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Applied Psychology36
Counseling and Applied Psychology36
General Psychology14
Social Work16
Total Graduates102
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,787 students applied to the Belhaven University. The university admitted 64% and 19% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Mississippi universities is 5,112. On average, all Mississippi institutions admit 71% and 27% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Belhaven University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 68%. Compared to all Mississippi four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Belhaven University is 54%, compared to 49% for all Mississippi universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare BU to Mississippi Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Belhaven University to the average of all Mississippi four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

BU

1,787

Applicants

64%

Percent Admitted

19%

Percent Enrolled

68%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

MS Colleges

5,112

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

27%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 77 or 14% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 470 or 86% part-time faculty members employed at Belhaven University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 77 or 14%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

BU

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

14%

Percent Full-Time

86%

Percent Part-Time

14%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MS Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

63%

Percent Full-Time

37%

Percent Part-Time

62%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Belhaven University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $27,450, and the average cost for books and supplies is $650.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,530 and the average cost for graduate fees is $450.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Belhaven University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Belhaven University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,950
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,000
Total Living Expenses$9,950
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$27,450
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$650
Total Undergraduate Expenses$38,050
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,530
In-State, Graduate Fees$450
Total Graduate Expenses$10,980
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Belhaven University is $18,269. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Belhaven University to all Mississippi universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

BU

$38,050

Cost to Attend

$15,628

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,269

Net Price

MS Colleges

$22,879

Cost to Attend

$9,475

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,528

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 263 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,025 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,628.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,025$15,628
Pell Grants1,052$4,753
Federal Student Loans1,259$8,379
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Belhaven University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

BU

2,025

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

1,052

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

1,259

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

MS Colleges

3,672

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,884

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

1,748

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

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