Benedict College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 705-4491

(800) 868-6598

Fax: (803) 253-5167



Contact: Phyllis Thompson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 253-5200

www.benedict.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,839

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 888

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,883

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Open admission
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 59%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Multimedia B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Benedict College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (803) 256-4220
Website: www.benedict.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://my.benedict.edu/ICS/Admissions/
Address: 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204-1086
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,040
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 26%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,955 (96% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $16,600
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,600
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $14,364

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Benedict College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Benedict College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 4
Engineering 5
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 4
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 5
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 49

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Benedict College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,600
Out-of-state $16,600
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,500
Out-of-state $12,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 715 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 704 98% $14,364
Student loan aid 474 66% $6,673

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,093 97% $12,146
Federal student loans 1,681 78% $7,534

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Benedict College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Benedict College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,554 2,667 4,887
Percent admitted 100% 77% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Benedict College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,040
Undergraduate enrollment 2,034
Graduate enrollment 6

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Benedict College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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