This is how we’re Nashville.

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Nashville is Belmont's greatest asset.

Belmont is committed to giving back to Nashville, and we do that every day through the actions of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

This is how Belmont University is Nashville.

“There’s nothing a mayor enjoys more, particularly in the depths of a recession, than going to groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings. Belmont just doesn’t stop – they’ve been Nashville’s own stimulus program. Thank you Belmont for all you’re doing to make our city economically stronger, culturally stronger and maintaining our position as one of the great centers of education in America.”

— Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, during the groundbreaking for Belmont’s Wedgewood Academic Center

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Our Graduates

On average, a person with a college degree…

  • Is more likely to be employed
  • Earns twice as much as someone with only a high school diploma
  • Contributes in tax revenues
  • Is less dependent on social safety-net programs
  • Has a lower smoking rate and leads a healthier lifestyle
  • Is more likely to volunteer, vote and donate blood
Since 2000 Belmont has graduated 12,000+ graduates
In the last 10 years Belmont has seen a 260% increase in graduate degrees. In the last 10 years Belmont has seen a 188% increase in undergraduate degrees.
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Construction

Belmont is committed to providing its students – and the City of Nashville – with state-of-the-art academic, artistic and residential facilities. Dollars invested by Belmont into construction have grown exponentially over the past 11 years, from about $20M total in 2000 to a cumulative total of more than $314M in 2012.These financial investments improve the value of Belmont’s campus – and improve and maintain the property values within the surrounding community.

Nearly 2000 construction jobs created.

Types of jobs include electrical, masonry, steel, millwork, painting, roofing, landscaping, fencing, etc.

Salaries for these jobs range from $12/hour to $20/hour.

Kennedy Hall

Kennedy Hall

opened 2003; construction jobs created 170
Sophomore residential facility housing 200 students.

Gordon E. Inman Center

Gordon E. Inman Center

opened 2006; construction jobs created 221
Home to the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing, including the University’s nursing, social work and occupational therapy programs. Features 335 underground parking spaces.

Thrailkill Hall

Thrailkill Hall

opened in 2006; construction jobs created 197
Upperclassman residential facility housing 324 students. Features 348 parking spaces.

Potter Hall

Potter Hall

opened in 2008; construction jobs created 187
Freshmen residential facility housing 232 students.

McWhorter Hall

McWhorter Hall

opened in 2010; construction jobs created 246
Home to the College of Pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology programs as well as Health Services and the Belmont Pharmacy. Features 448 underground parking spaces.

Patton Hall

Patton Hall

opened in 2010; construction jobs created 180
Freshman residential facility housing 482 students.

Dickens Hall

Dickens Hall

opened in 2012; construction jobs created 250
Residence hall to house approximately 297 students. Features 559 underground parking spaces.

Randall and Sadie Baskin Center

Randall and Sadie Baskin Center

opened in 2012; construction jobs created 200
Home to the College of Law. Features 520 underground parking spaces.

Concert Hall

Concert Hall

opened in 2012; construction jobs created 65
Classical concert venue.

Wedgewood Academic Center (Summer 2014)

Wedgewood Academic Center (Summer 2014)

opening summer 2014 – construction jobs created 250
Will be home to the School of Religion, multiple departments and schools from the College of Arts and Sciences, a dining option and a 250-seat chapel. Will feature 436 underground parking spaces.

90% of the vendors utilized in these projects are from the State of Tennessee.
E.S. Rose Park Athletic Fields

The E.S. Rose Park Athletic Fields is a revolutionary shared facilities concept between Belmont and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation. E.S. Rose Park provides a state-of-the-art, 24-acre community facility that includes baseball, softball and soccer fields; a basketball court; a walking track; and a training facility that meets NCAA Division I standards.

Belmont University invested over $9 million in the park and makes annual lease payments of $50,000 to provide support to the surrounding schools as well as support programming for youth and seniors at the Easley Center.

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Employment

Belmont’s faculty and staff ranks have risen significantly over the past 10 years, enhancing available employment opportunities.

New positions since 2000: staff + 56%, faculty + 71%
Currently Belmont employs Nearly 500 full time staff members and Nearly 400 full time faculty members
Belmont is committed to offering competitive salaries as well as merit-based annual salary increases.
  • Belmont has seen an increase in fringe benefits paid on behalf of its employees – a 68% increase from 2001-2010.
  • Belmont’ s budget has increased from approximately $45 million in 2000 to $192 million in 2012.
  • The average salary of full-time faculty members has increased 64% since 2000.
  • Total wages paid to all Belmont employees have increased 136% since 2000.
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Service

Belmont is committed to providing service-learning
opportunities for its students.

In the last year, Belmont students contributed more than 60,000 hours of service to the community.
The annual economic value of Belmont’s community service is over $450,000
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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
Belmont graduation ceremony
Belmont Service in Action
Belmont Employees
The President's Higher Education Community Service Belmont is a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.