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Benedict College

1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC

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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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$14,042
Receiving Student Loans92%$10,739
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

Benedict College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 30%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

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.

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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