Benedict College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - BadQuality:Education Quality Rating - Below AverageSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Benedict College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,465 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1870 and is one of the 19 colleges and schools located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Benedict College is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Fair
Benedict College will give you the option to earn a bachelor's degree.

Benedict College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are Criminal Justice, Biology, Work and Family Studies, Communication and Journalism, and Marketing and Advertising. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
62%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Benedict College is relatively low at 62% (close to South Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Benedict College is low: 32%.

Student to faculty ratio at Benedict College is reasonably decent: 18:1. Read more details regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,400
High
Average tuition costs are fairly high - $16,400 per year. The additional fees at Benedict College not covered by tuition are approximately $2,000; this makes it a total of $18,400 a year.

Read the details about Benedict College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Benedict College is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Benedict College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (803) 256-4220 or check Benedict College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Benedict College provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Benedict College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Benedict College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option.

Army ROTC programs are available at Benedict College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Benedict College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Benedict College Location and Maps



Post Address: Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086, USA
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