Morris College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Sumter, SC. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established 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 mission. The school's limited space in terms of enrollment, about 1000 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to professors and faculty.
Students can choose from many areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Security And Protective Services
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Social Sciences
The school operates under an open enrollment policy, admitting any applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and admissions essays may be requested for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $12,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $2,200. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.
The mascot for Morris College is the "Yellow Jackets", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division I)
- Basketball (NAIA Division I)
- Softball (NAIA Division I)
Students should visit the Morris College website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Morris College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Morris College is around 770 students, where graduate students make up roughly 28% of the student body.
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 $11,000-$14,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $470-$570 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$8,304|
|Receiving Student Loans||95%||$6,432|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Morris College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of Morris College is close to 26%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)
Morris College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Other)
- Basketball (Other)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 Morris 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
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- University of South Carolina - Sumter in Sumter, SC (2 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Lancaster in Lancaster, SC (61 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (85 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie in Allendale, SC (86 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Union in Union, SC (91 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 Morris College for official up-to-date information.