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#4992 of 14,160In the World
#1314 of 2,624In North America
#1239 of 2,523In the United States
#19 of 37In South Carolina
#2 of 6In Columbia

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
77%
Average SAT
925
Average ACT
17
Avg. cost to attend
$13,581 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,034
Graduates
6
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Benedict College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%77%77%
Applicants7,5542,6674,887
Admissions5,7992,0513,748
Freshmen enrolled full time725306419
Freshmen enrolled part time1486

85 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
366 or 50%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 820
or below

75% of them
had 1030
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Benedict College are 820-1030 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
264 or 36%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 15
or below

75% of them
had 19
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Benedict College are 15-19 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American1850 (92%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown81 (4%)
Hispanic57 (3%)
White19 (0.9%)
Asian9 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.2%)
Two or more races1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$13,581/year
Average aid awarded
$14,364
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$14,036
$30-48K$14,149
$48-75K$13,434
$75-110K$16,371
$110K+$21,836

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$14,280$9,900
Tuition in-state$14,280$9,900
Tuition out-of-state$14,280$9,900
Fee in-district$2,600$2,600
Fee in-state$2,600$2,600
Fee out-of-state$2,600$2,600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,686
Combined charge for room and board$6,200

Benedict College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management38
Biology & Biological Sciences, General37
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration31
Business Administration and Management, General31
Human Development and Family Studies, General23
Mass Communication & Media Studies18
Social Work15
Accounting14
Public Health, General11
General Studies10
Psychology, General9
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8
Computer Engineering, General8
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
Chemistry, General4
Economics, General4
Music, General3
Political Science and Government, General3
Computer Science3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other3
Environmental Health2
Mathematics, General2
English Language and Literature, General2
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering1
Transportation and Highway Engineering1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Sociology1
Grand Total287
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate24%17%34%
  • Full-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Publications
217
Citations
3,411

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
52 / 700
Chemistry
43 / 424
Engineering
35 / 254
Biology
30 / 320
Medicine
27 / 943
Mathematics
21 / 391
Physics
20 / 167
Psychology
19 / 523
Demography
19 / 252
Materials Science
16 / 147
Sociology
16 / 290
Economics
16 / 255
Environmental Science
14 / 165
Inorganic Chemistry
13 / 95
Business
12 / 414
Social Psychology
11 / 241
Political Science
11 / 17
Computer Science
10 / 70
Molecular Biology
8 / 127
Gender Studies
8 / 77
Political Economy
7 / 4
Biochemistry
7 / 58
Condensed Matter Physics
7 / 43
Math Teachers
5 / 2
Oncology and Cancer research
5 / 35
Chemical Engineering
5 / 102
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5 / 68
Applied Mathematics
5 / 40
Zoology
4 / 3
Automation and Control engineering
4 / 0
Immunology
4 / 110
Development Studies
4 / 6
Ecology
4 / 68
Communications and Public Relations
4 / 148
Education Majors
4 / 82
Statistics
4 / 313
Electronic Engineering
4 / 4
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
4 / 4
Environmental Engineering
3 / 14
Sexology
3 / 17

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199024
199105
199212
199311
199428
199513
199603
199714
199869
1999510
2000320
2001521
2002132
2003751
2004457
2005879
2006397
20077119
20085124
20092151
20104138
20118145
20128179
201310227
20148221
20158192
201611193
201715207
201818233
201915259
202022341

Notable alumni

  1. Kris Bruton

    Photo
    Kris Bruton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kris Marcus Bruton is an American professional basketball player. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 1994 NBA Draft, he was with the Bulls for two pre-seasons (1994 and 1995) before a serious thigh injury ended his career. Bruton never appeared in a regular-season NBA game for the Bulls. After recuperating, he was recruited by the Harlem Globetrotters, the sports entertainment legend. He is currently playing his tenth season with the Globetrotters, and has carved a niche on the court as a slam dunk expert.

  2. Modjeska Monteith Simkins

    Photo
    Modjeska Monteith Simkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1992 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Modjeska Monteith Simkins was an important leader of African-American public health reform, social reform and the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.

  3. LeRoy T. Walker

    Photo
    LeRoy T. Walker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2012 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorbiologist
    Biography

    LeRoy T. Walker was the first black president of the United States Olympic Committee. In the 1996 Olympics, Walker was delegated to lead a 10,000 member group of the most talented athletes in the world. His goal was to make sure that American citizens have a feeling of ownership in the program, saying,

  4. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije

    Photo
    Alfred Oko Vanderpuije
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Benedict College
    In 2012 graduated with Doctor of Humane Letters
    Occupations
    politicianeducatorcivil servant
    Biography

    Alfred Oko Vanderpuije is a Ghanaian educationist and politician who currently serves as a member of parliament. He is currently the member of parliament for Ablekuma South Constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

  5. Charles L. Purce

    Photo
    Charles L. Purce
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1905 (aged 49)
    Biography

    Charles L. Purce was an educator in Louisville, Kentucky and Selma, Alabama. He was a leader in the Baptist church and president of Selma University and Simmons College of Kentucky, both Baptist institutions.

  6. Karel Elodie Ziketh

    Photo
    Karel Elodie Ziketh
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Karel Elodie Ziketh is an Ivorian hurdler.

General info

Founded1870
MottoA Power for Good in Society
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff320
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address1600 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29204-1086
United States
City population129,000
Phone8032564220
Fax+1 (803) 705 4840

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