Benedict College is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Benedict College is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Benedict College is Affiliated With the Baptist Faith.
Like many colleges with a religious affiliation, Benedict College is not "faith based" and is therefore unlikely to require a religious studies component. If an affinity with the Baptist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Baptist Colleges and Universities.
Benedict College Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Benedict College Disability Services.
Benedict College for the Military
While not a "service academy", Benedict College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Benedict College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Benedict College for Veterans Guide.
Benedict College offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Benedict College does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Benedict College
Benedict College offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Benedict College
Benedict College has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,281 undergraduates in 2017. Full-time attendance was 2,249 (98.6%). Part-time attendance was 32 (1.4%).
Benedict College is Ranked #1,487 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Benedict College is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Benedict College #1487 out of 2,238.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Benedict College by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Benedict College Diversity Guide.
Benedict College Competes in the NCAA
Benedict College has a total of 277 student athletes, 180 men and 97 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$4,460,652|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$4,271,271|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Benedict College Athletics