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Benedict College Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, South Carolina

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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Benedict College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Benedict College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Benedict College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Benedict College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,031
Women 1,134

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Benedict College serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Benedict College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,336 per year

85% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,165
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.