Benedict College

1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204-1086
Tel: (803)256-4220
Private not-for-profit | 2,950 students

School Overview:

Benedict College
CountyRichland County, SC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
158 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,950 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,900 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
50 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

    The College is committed to providing instruction which leads to the baccalaureate degrees in the arts, sciences and professional areas. In addition, we are committed to providing continuing education that will lead to certificates and other special designations that may be useful for a career in the external environments.
  • Benedict College is a place where "Learning to Be the Best: A Power for Good in the Twenty-First Century" characterizes its commitment to quality and continuous improvement in its role as one of the nation's premier historically Black Colleges.
  • The Department of Public Relations coordinates the internal and external communication efforts of the College. The office is charged with the development and maintenance of a marketing program for the College and its units to be used on a local, state, regional and national level.
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE was founded in 1870 on an 80-acre plantation in Columbia, South Carolina. Under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, Mrs. Bathsheba A. Benedict of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, provided the amount of $13,000.00 to purchase the land to open Benedict Institute on December 12, 1870. This new school was established for the recently emancipated peo¬≠ple of African descent.
  • Benedict College is an equal opportunity educational institution. We seek geographic, international and racial diversity in our student body. We seek to instill in students a life-long commitment to self-development, commitment to being the best, and a desire for public service. Benedict College is an equal opportunity educational institution.
  • Benedict College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate degrees. The College's Teacher Education Program is fully approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.
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Benedict College
0 mi. away
Allen University
0.2 mi. away
Claflin University
36.7 mi. away
Morris College
38.9 mi. away
Newberry College
39.2 mi. away

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