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 Benedict College

Benedict College - Columbia, SC

1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086

General information:(803)256-4220
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,213( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $15,590 $16,370 $17,190 -5%
Out-of-state $15,590 $16,370 $17,190 -5%
Books and supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,172 $7,530 $7,678 -2%
Other $1,712 $1,720 $2,064 -17%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $26,474 $27,620 $28,932 -4%
Off Campus $17,590 $18,370 $19,190 -5%
Off Campus with Family $17,590 $18,370 $19,190 -5%
On Campus $26,474 $27,620 $28,932 -4%
Off Campus $17,590 $18,370 $19,190 -5%
Off Campus with Family $17,590 $18,370 $19,190 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $15,356
In-state fees $1,834
Out-of-state tuition $15,356
Out-of-state fees $1,834
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 818 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 818 93% $9,262,638 $11,324
Federal grants 800 91% $3,937,554 $4,922
Pell grants 783 89% $3,521,167 $4,497
Other federal grants 470 54% $416,387 $886
State/local government grant or scholarships 257 29% $1,208,440 $4,702
Institutional grants or scholarships 664 76% $4,116,644 $6,200
Student loan aid 818 93% $9,373,950 $11,460
Federal student loans 818 93% $9,156,308 $11,194
Other student loans 18 2% $217,642 $12,091
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,111 99% $66,548,791 $21,391
Pell grants 2,736 87% $12,637,662 $4,619
Federal student loans 2,939 94% $33,830,253 $11,511


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,213
Undergraduate enrollment 3,213
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 124
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 88 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 4237
Baseball 20-
Basketball 1717
Football 90-
Golf 45
Softball -17
Tennis 78
Volleyball -13


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1946 Accredited


National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2010 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/26/2003 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession9113
Drug law violations2071 45
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 763
Drug law violations 154245
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 115
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 089
Aggravated assault 028
Burglary 129180143
Motor vehicle theft 123
Arson 122
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 015
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 009
Aggravated assault 006
Burglary 105140143
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 122
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General32
Category total32
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General31
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General11
Category total57
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies38
Category total38
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science3
Computer and Information Sciences, General0
Information Science/Studies4
Category total7
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0
Biology Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0
Elementary Education and Teaching5
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0
Mathematics Teacher Education0
Music Teacher Education0
Category total5
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0
Category total16
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other0
Category total0
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General7
Category total7
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General32
Category total32
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Environmental Health0
Public Health, General0
Public Health, Other10
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy0
Category total10
History Colleges
History, General3
Category total3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration32
Category total32
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies17
Category total17
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4
Category total4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10
Category total10
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Category total1
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2
Chemistry, Other1
Physical Sciences, Other2
Physics, General2
Physics, Other0
Category total7
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General14
Category total14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work10
Category total10
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General11
Political Science and Government, General13
Category total24
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0
Commercial and Advertising Art0
Fine/Studio Arts, General8
Music, General4
Voice and Opera1
Category total13
Grand total339