Benedict College is a place where “be a power for good in society” is more than a slogan—it characterizes a commitment to quality and continuous improvement of the college and its surrounding community.
Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts institution. Benedict College was recently ranked for the third consecutive year one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly for creating social mobility among low-income students, producing cutting edge scholarship and research. Benedict is recognized for encouraging students to give back to the community which is the heart of the college’s vision and mission.
Benedict College Facts
- Benedict College generates $130 million in total economic impact for its local and regional economies.
- Benedict College over the last 20 years added an average of 312 college graduates to the United States each year
- A Benedict College graduate working full time throughout his or her working life can expect to earn $1.1 million in additional income due to a college credential
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A New Generation of Talent in South Carolina
Jahavheed George knows firsthand what a difference a year can make.
Exactly one year since beginning his internship with Dominion Energy in May 2022 – and just three days after graduating in May 2023 – the Benedict College graduate started his first day with Dominion Energy as a full-time associate financial analyst.
A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, George moved to South Carolina in 2019 to study accounting.
“Since I started at Dominion Energy, I immediately noticed the culture was positive,” George said. “As an intern, you really want hands-on training, and everyone I worked with was always offering to help me build on my experience.” >>Read More
The Benedict College Social Work Program is the oldest CSWE-accredited HBCU program in South Carolina
Benedict College is proud to announce that the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has voted to reaffirm the accreditation of its Baccalaureate Social Work Program through 2027. The Council of Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the CSWE as the only accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
“I applaud Dr. Eunika Simons and her team for ensuring Benedict College met CSWE’s extensive and rigorous standards,” said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College. “The program successfully demonstrated that our curriculum meets the core social work competencies, which affirms that, upon graduation, our students will be prepared to apply ethical principles and critical thinking to social work practices.”
Benedict College has a 40-year history of graduating competent social work graduates and is the oldest CSWE-accredited HBCU program in South Carolina. Accredited social work programs must include field experience that connects theory and practice appropriately. Students enrolled in Benedict’s Social Work baccalaureate program complete a minimum of 400 hours of field experience.
Because of how Benedict contributed to my success in life, my career goal is to become a professor so that I can ensure that forthcoming generations of students become powers for good in our society.
Dr. Antonio Ellis Class of 2004, adjunct professor of educational foundations at the College of Charleston