N/A

Acceptance Rate

$10,059

Avg.Financial Aid

003420

FAFSA Code

About Benedict College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,165

Website

www.benedict.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Benedict College is a private, Baptist university located in Columbia, South Carolina. Benedict College is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At BC around 91% are Black or African American, 4% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 3% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 94% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are LeRoy T. Walker, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, Jack B. Johnson, and Kris Bruton. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At BC, 35 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

1600 Harden Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8032564220
Fax: 8037056936
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular college helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of a college is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a college is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Benedict College does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

N/A

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

FALSE

High School GPA

N/A

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Benedict College has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. The SAT score in the range of 820-1030 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Benedict College is 17. However, those getting an ACT score less than 15 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086, or call (803) 256-4220.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,001

Average Annual Cost

$14,000

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$2,600

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$6,200

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,200

Total One Year Cost

$28,000

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to BC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $28,000 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($16,600), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($6,200), and budget for other expenses ($4,200). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

57%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$637

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

41 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

41 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

23 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

21 Graduates

Psychology, General

20 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

18 Graduates

Social Work

16 Graduates

Public Health

16 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

15 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

14 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

8 Graduates

Computer Engineering

7 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Computer Science

5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

4 Graduates

Economics

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

History

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,165

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

81%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

1% White

7% Unknown

87% Black

2% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

44%

Out Of State

54%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$49,336 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Total Male Athletes

132

Total Female Athletes

47

Intramural Sports

1

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At BC, $6,200 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At BC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. The college has enrolled around 45% male and 55% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$19,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$25,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$30,250

$45,625

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$314 - 474

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,059

Students Receiving Federal Grants

85%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,251

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,831

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,810

$30K - $48K

$6,943

$48K - $75K

$5,249

$75K - $110K

$9,937

> $110K

$13,212

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at BC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,534, whereas the financial aid is $9,309. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,798 and institutional aid worth $9,309.

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