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Benedict College is a liberal arts college located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. It was originally founded in the year 1870 as a teacher's college by northern Baptists. The campus spreads across an area of more than 100 acres. Benedict College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Benedict College's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and softball. They also have a cheerleading team. The college is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Some of the college's notable alumni are Jack B. Johnson, County Executive for Prince George's County; Wlliam Clay, former Missouri U. S. Congressman; and Leroy Walker, former U. S. Olympic Committee Chairman.

Profile of Benedict College

Columbia, SC is home to Benedict. Columbia is a medium-sized city. Students select the school partly because it is a Baptist school. Benedict is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in science, family and social work, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Benedict Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


Benedict has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 2, 641 enrolled students . Benedict has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Benedict offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Benedict values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Benedict Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management66business management, accounting, marketing, business administration
Family and Social Work53family studies, social work
Science28biology, physics, chemistry, physics courses, physical science courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27recreational therapy, parks and recreation studies
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, computer science, information science, computer engineering
Liberal Arts21English, economics, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and administration
Media19mass communication, journalism
Therapy and Counselling12psychology
Education and Teaching6early childhood education, art education, elementary school teaching, biology teaching, math teaching, English teaching, music teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Medicine6public health courses, public health
Art Studies5art studies
Engineering Technician5electrical/electronic tech
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy and religious studies
Medical administration2environmental health
Fine Arts2fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Music0voice, music
Engineering0engineering physics, electrical engineering

Contact: Benedict

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204-1086

General Phone: (803) 256-4220


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