University description (as per official university website)
Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts institution located in Columbia, SC. It is the 4th largest private HBCU (Historically Black College or University) in the United States and has produced over 14,000 graduates. Of the 20 independent colleges in South Carolina, Benedict has the largest undergraduate student body and is the second largest overall with an undergraduate population of over 2,500 students. Benedict College is committed to being the best college it can be and is committed to establishing and maintaining high quality programs of teaching, research and public service. Benedict is distinguished by its continued commitment to facilitate the empowerment, enhancement, and full participation of African- Americans in American society. It is one of the top producers of African-American Physics majors in the country, as reported by the Education and Employment statistic Division of the American Institute of Physics and was ranked #2 in the nation for producing African-Americans with an undergraduate degree in Physics. In the past 10 years, one out of three Benedict College students has enrolled in graduate school.
- School of Business and Economics
- School of Education
- School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
- School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- School of Continuing Education
- School of Honors
Financial aid consists of two basic types: institutional aid and government aid. To be eligible for any type of institutional aid, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of credit. (Some federal aid is available to those registered for less than a full load.) Institutional aid is limited to a maximum of 128 hours of graduation-credit work attempted; developmental courses give institutional (non-graduation) credit only and may be covered on a one-time basis, as well.
In government-funded student aid programs, adjustments will be made to comply with any new regulations. To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the following as soon after January 1 as possible:
* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
* Verification worksheet (if selected for verification)