Disclaimer Regarding Non-Credit/Non-Degree Offerings:
Online Professional and Career Development Courses and Seminars facilitated by Benedict College and Aperion Global Institute are non-credit learning experiences. These courses are ineligible to be applied to any Benedict degree program and are not designed for transfer to other educational institutions.
Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 2,100 students enrolled in its 34 baccalaureate degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains and equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU welcomes students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.
Benedict offers several high-demand fields of study in STEM, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Education. The College also has a diverse faculty of which 80 percent are full-time, and 60 percent hold doctorates or the equivalent.
Over the past ten years, three out of five Benedict College graduates have attended professional or graduate schools. There are over 17,000 proud Benedict Tigers throughout the nation Benedict College has been a community leader for over 148-years and is a significant contributor to the region and South Carolina. Contributing $130 million and 1,218 jobs in total local and annual economic impact, a Benedict graduate working full- time throughout his or her working life can expect to earn $1.1 million in additional income because of their Benedict College degree.
The College made front-page news in the spring of 2018 when it became the first South Carolina college to lower its tuition by 26 percent. Cutting tuition drew praise from the Commission on Higher Education, South Carolina’s education oversight body. The commissioner noted the move that Benedict College has made should be applauded because it offers students more access to higher education and affordability.
Benedict College has been highly regarded and exceptionally ranked for it programs by several academic and traditional publications. For example, Benedict College was ranked as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine for creating social mobility, producing cutting-edge scholarship, and research. In 2019, Benedict College received the 2019 ACE/ Fidelity Investments Awards for Institutional Transformation and was named the HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest.
Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Five of the College’s degree programs hold national accreditation: The School of Education, Social Work, Environmental Health Science, Art, and the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship.