Benedict College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Columbia, SC. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately 3,100 students are enrolled annually at Benedict College.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Communications And Journalism
- Family And Consumer Sciences
- Security And Protective Services
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be required for certain programs.
Tuition is approximately $19,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.
The Benedict College "Tigers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
Students who wish to see more about Benedict College may check out their website at http://www.benedict.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Benedict College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Benedict College is about 2,500, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $16,000-$20,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $600 for part time students
- The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $9,700, the cost includes twenty meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$14,042|
|Receiving Student Loans||92%||$10,739|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Benedict College may offer student services like:
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Benedict College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 30%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2010)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2003)
Benedict College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Football (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Benedict College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC (37 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (52 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Lancaster in Lancaster, SC (52 miles away)
- Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC (65 miles away)
- Lander University in Greenwood, SC (67 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Benedict College for official up-to-date information.