Group shot of female students from Bennett College

Bennett College

Bennett College is a small, private, historically black liberal arts college for women founded in 1873. The college offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society.

Bennett College serves its female students and its community through providing a unique educational environment where students, faculty and staff thrive as they are called to develop into leaders and fulfill their potential as global thinkers, so they are prepared to compete in today’s job marketplace.

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I gained experience in true sisterhood, womanhood and many other things. I learned and became skilled in being a strong black woman. The sisterhood that is present at Bennett College has taught me the importance of embracing women of all backgrounds.

Class of 2006

Pearle Brown Class of 2006

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Bennett College with $100,000 Endowment during Black History Month

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the country’s oldest African-American sorority, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Bennett College. The gift is one of the largest the Institution has received since announcing on Dec.11, 2018, that it must raise a minimum of $5 million to remain accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. >>Read More


Shemiah Curry
Shemiah Curry

Young alumna Shemiah K. Curry says Bennett prepared her well
After deciding she wanted to transfer from the University of Missouri, Shemiah K. Curry heard about Bennett from a family friend who had attended the Institution. “I expected an overflow of sisterhood because that’s one thing she talked about all the time,” Curry said. “I expected it to be a place where I could sharpen my leadership skills. She also said I would develop a deeper relationship with God while I was at Bennett, and Bennett exceeded all of my expectations.” >> Read More

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My leadership experiences at Bennett College have transformed me from a girl into a woman. I have learned how to delegate, organize, enhance my communication skills, and engage in networking.

Shemiah Curry, Class of '16, Elementary Education. President, Student Government Association, 2015-16