Beulah Heights Bible Institute, founded in 1918, first educated local students in the surrounding area of Atlanta, Georgia. By 1946, the institution relocated to Lakeland, Florida, and then in the 1960s, the school developed into a four-year Bible institute setting goals to include a graduate program. In the 1970s, as programs expanded and Beulah Heights gained accreditation, the college changed names to Beulah Heights Bible College. Once graduate studies were set into motion just after the turn of the century, the Board of Trustees approved a name change once more, and the college transitioned to Beulah Heights University.
Today, approximately 850 students are enrolled in the private, not-for-profit Beulah Heights University. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. The diverse student body is comprised of a majority of African-American students, in addition to Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, white, and others. More than 90 percent of the student body is age 25 and over.
Extracurricular campus activities include BHU Campus Ministries, the Student Government Association, Christian fellowship and chapel activities, a Resident Assistant program, and service learning opportunities.
Beulah Heights University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and the Association for Biblical Higher Education, both recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Additionally, Beulah Heights University maintains approval by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, in addition to retaining multiple memberships with various organizations.
Students can pursue Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, in addition to a Doctorate degree. Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees focus on majors in Religious Studies and Leadership Studies, while students can also opt to complete a minor in Leadership and Studies. The University also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration program. Graduate programs include:
- Master of Arts, Religious Studies or Leadership Studies
- Master of pinity, optional concentration in Leadership
- Master of Business Administration
- Doctor of Ministry
Beulah Heights University recognizes time constraints and required flexibility for working professionals and non-traditional students by sponsoring the Beulah Heights University Online Program. Regardless of location, students can complete their degrees at BHU.
Online students communicate with their instructors and peers through the Chat/Virtual Classroom platform, supported by Blackboard. Online learning utilizes peer-to-peer learning, along with instructor-led courses. Students also correspond via email, and have access to resources, including the Help Desk, Beulah Heights University Library, the University Writing Center, and the University Bookstore. Not only does the online program retain equal standards as on-campus counterparts, students form connections to others, regardless of geographical location. For students contemplating online learning, BHU provides an online learning readiness assessment and offers helpful study tips.
BHU supports an open admissions policy. Prospective students will need to submit the application and fee, high school transcripts/GED certification, college transcripts (if applicable), in addition to references. Students will also need to complete either ACT or SAT assessments. International students will need to submit additional documentation, including proof of financial support and English language proficiency. Graduate programs may also require program-specific criteria.
Undergraduate tuition is based on credit hours. Students enrolled in six classes per semester pay $4,420. Graduate tuition is program-specific. For example, Masters of pinity students pay tuition of $4,060 per four classes each semester, and the Doctor of Ministry program costs $2,880 per four classes per semester. Additionally, students enrolled in the BHU Online Program pay an added $100 per class.
Financial aid is available for qualifying students, including scholarships, grants, and loans. Specific programs include:
- Institutional scholarships, such as the African-American Consortium of Theological Studies and Congregational Holiness Matching scholarships
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan
- Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
- Federal Work Study
- Tuition assistance programs, including Veterans Administration Benefits, Corporate Tuition Assistance, and the Church Sponsorship programs.
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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