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US News honors Belhaven National Honors in multiple categories – Picayune Item


(Jackson, miss) – American News and World Report has honored Belhaven University with several national awards for excellence in higher education.

The University has obtained distinctions in four major categories of the US and World News List of Top 2022 Colleges: Best Regional Universities in the South, Best Regional Universities in the South, Best Undergraduate Education for Regional Universities in the South, and Best Regional Universities for Social Mobility in the South.

” I’m happy that American News and World Report recognized the importance of an education at Belhaven University, ”said Belhaven University President Dr Roger Parrott. “These accolades confirm what we already know about the caliber of our programs, our faculty and our students. “

Belhaven was ranked 54e for the best regional universities in the South. This is the second time that the University has been ranked in the top 60 and the seventh time that it has been honored in the category of Best Regional University. US News highlighted the University’s improvements in its overall score, graduation rate, first-year peer review and retention, faculty-to-student ratio, ACT scores of accepted students, and alumni donations.

The University obtained a ranking of 15e for the distinction of best undergraduate education. Top college administrators voted and honored Belhaven’s direction and strong commitment to undergraduate education. “Recognition reflects our academic strength, but it is when students interact with our faculty that they understand Belhaven’s heart for Christian care and our commitment to ensuring that each student fully develops their divine gifts,” observed Parrott.

Top Southern Regional Social Mobility Universities honored Belhaven for advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating underprivileged students who have received Pell scholarships. The University grew from 66e to 52sd in this category.

Belhaven University Rector Dr Bradford Smith said: “We are proud of the faculty gathered here in Belhaven, who care about each student and are focused on making the classroom experience stimulating and that changes life. In Belhaven, students from anywhere – small town, big city, or anywhere in between – can experience their life dreams and earn a degree ready to pursue them.

US News too awarded Belhaven the top 24e ranking of the best regional universities in the south. The best-value schools are those that are above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools when the financial support they give, in the form of grants and scholarships. as needed, is taken into account.

“This award confirms the tremendous value of a Belhaven University degree,” said Kevin Russell, vice president of university enrollment and marketing. “Competitive prices and strong scholarship opportunities provide students with high quality, Christ-centered private education at public university prices. We strive to be exceptional stewards of our resources and seek to provide quality education at affordable costs.


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