Belhaven University Online

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Belhaven University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university established in 1883, offers about three dozen undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, Christian ministry, nursing, and law. The university, which provides education from a Christian worldview, enrolls about 4,200 students.The Worldview Curriculum, which is at the center of Belhaven University's liberal-arts program, presents history, philosophy, art, and literature as one set of interconnected disciplines. The university is known for its art degrees and business school.

Belhaven University offers a variety of online degree options—a dozen undergraduate degrees such as those in nursing, Biblical studies, accounting and health administration; master’s degrees ranging from business administration to curriculum and instruction to public administration as well as several certificates.

The same faculty teach the university’s online and on-campus courses.

The university also grants credit for prior work experience and specialized military training.

The courses follow a cohort-based format with set assignment deadlines.

Online students can complete a bachelor’s degree in less than four years or a master’s degree in two years.

Online students have access to the university’s bookstore.

Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Several of its programs also hold specialized accreditation.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information

Belhaven University representatives are available to guide applicants through the enrollment process.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Belhaven University offers grants and merit-based scholarships. More than 90% of the students receive financial aid.

Students have the opportunity to take the DANTES Tests for elective credit and/or general-education credit.

Belhaven Featured in TBS Rankings

Accreditation Regional (SACS)
Public/Private Private Nonprofit
Region Southeast
Acceptance Rate 51%
Retention Rate 66%
Graduation Rate 45%
Requires ACT or SAT SAT or ACT
Cost Per Credit
(In-State/Out-of-State)
Undergrad: $365/$365
Grad: $535/$535

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