Benedict College
Columbia, SC 29204-1086


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,281
Religious affiliation Baptist
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,059 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Benedict College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Benedict College's tuition was $17,498 for all students regardless of residency (34.7% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Benedict College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 82% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,737 (which is 7.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Benedict College in 2016-2017, was 582, which is 89% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $11,671 (which is 98% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Benedict College has enrolled a total of 2,281 students (2,249 students full-time and 32 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,281 students, 126 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 99%

Asian: 0%

Hispanic: 0%

White: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Benedict College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 138
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 9% 106
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7% 76
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 7% 76
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 5% 62
Psychology 4% 50
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 50
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 44
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 28

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Benedict College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Benedict College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $18,000. Last year, out of the total 1,404 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,250 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,393 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,184 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $18,000 $22,100
Employment Rate 89% 85%
Total Graduates 1,404 1,393

Campus Location

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