Private 4 Year

Benedict College Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, South Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Benedict College are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Benedict College students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 99%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Benedict College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Benedict College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Benedict College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Benedict College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 831
Women 1,077

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Benedict College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 63% of the student body residing outside of South Carolina or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Benedict College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 38%
Out of State 62%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,336 per year

71% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 8.1%
Part time Undergrads 1.2%

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