Belhaven University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 8 week courses, 2 8 week courses fit into each traditional semester
First year of program 2005-2006

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 25
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 90%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 75%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 50%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 7
Part-time faculty with doctorate 7
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size 12
Maximum class size 16


Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses 52
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 100%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Belhaven’s online programs are dedicated to providing students with a quality education while incorporating a Christian worldview in its curriculum. Through friendly formats and convenient scheduling, Belhaven Online allows you to pursue a degree that fits around your home and work demands. You will also find confidence in knowing that you have constant personal support from Belhaven staff and frequent interaction with your professors who are highly qualified specialists in their fields.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students None


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures All
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 16
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Exams are timed, and results are not available until the exam period has expired.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Academic Profile (ETS) Yes
Academic Profile results publicly available Yes
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment An internally developed student satisfaction survey was administered in spring of 2013.
Other assessment results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
Credits that must be earned through school 60
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 0.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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