JACKSON — Belhaven University’s fall enrollment broke all previous records with a total of 4,215 students. This is an increase of 329 students over last year, and a one-year jump of over 8 percent.
The private university recorded its largest influx of traditional students (18-22) on the main Jackson campus, with a total of 1,211. When combined with the university’s 1,056 adult and graduate students at the Lefleur’s Bluff campus on I-55 North, Belhaven is serving nearly 2,267 students in Jackson.
Belhaven saw rapid growth in its online program for undergraduate, graduate and high scholar (high school) students, with an increase of 224 students. After only seven years, Belhaven’s online program now totals up to 900 students, an increase from its very first online class of 5 students in 2006.
Enrollment for Belhaven’s branch campuses in Memphis, Houston, Orlando, Chattanooga, and Atlanta saw a steady increase with a total of 1,048 students.
Dr. Roger Parrott, Belhaven University President, said, “I have been amazed at our growth on the main campus this year and our continued fast pace of growth in graduate and online students. This pace ranks us as one of the fastest-growing Christian universities in the country.”