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Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

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Benedict College overview
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Online benedict.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Benedict College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Benedict College, established in 1870, is a private historically black, liberal arts institution situated in Columbia, South Carolina. The campus occupies a 220-acre urban site and features a mix of contemporary and historic buildings, reflecting its longstanding presence in the higher education landscape. Benedict offers a range of undergraduate degrees across various disciplines, with notable programs in STEM fields, business administration, and the arts. Its academic environment is characterized by a generally inclusive application process. On-campus living is available, with a variety of housing options for students. While Benedict College has a full complement of NCAA Division II athletic teams known as the Tigers, it is particularly recognized for its competitive basketball program.

Benedict College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,752 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 88 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,600 plus fees of $2,600. Benedict College is ranked 1022 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Benedict College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Benedict College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,600
Room and Board $6,600
Budget for Other Expenses$5,200
Total One Year Cost$30,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$25,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

26% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Benedict College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Communication 11%
Work and Family Studies 9%
Biology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217721 IPEDS survey data for Benedict College.

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