Morris College

Thousands of young people who might never have been able to pursue college academic programs have looked to Morris College, which has maintained a traditional policy of admitting those who have the potential to do college work. We are committed to helping every student realize his or her potential through individual attention, and our modest cost combined with a strong program of financial aid to offer exciting opportunities for personal advancement.

Our diverse program of student activities combined with the college's traditional Christian environment help our students to become mature individuals.

The mission of Morris College is to produce graduates who can pursue useful and productive careers, and in so doing enhance their own lives and the society in which they take their places. That mission is being successfully implemented by the thousands of Morris College graduates throughout the nation who are continually making significant contributions.

Morris College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the college opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.

The College serves the needs of its students, alumni and community. It serves its students by:

  • Providing sound liberal arts and career-based programs with a particular emphasis on teacher education.
  • Providing an intensive program for mastering basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological and leadership skills.
  • Providing services and programs to assist in their academic, social, professional and personal development.
  • Promoting an ethical and religious environment which complements the student's total development.

It serves its alumni by:

  • Promoting a relationship that is mutually beneficial to the alumni and the institution.

It serves its community by:

  • Providing continuing education and services to clergy and laity.
  • Promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs.
  • Providing research services and facilities in the solution of academic and community problems.

Morris College is primarily a student-centered institution which seeks to fulfill this mission by:

  • Evaluating the academic performance of students to ensure competence in communication, problem solving, critical thinking and the use of information technology.
  • Emphasizing a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Emphasizing specific professional and technical skills necessary to meet societal demands.
  • Emphasizing total development of the student for responsible citizenship in a global society.


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Morris College One of 12 UNCF-member HBCUs Selected to Participate in Walmart Foundation Grant Program
The $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation will provide funding and technical assistance to selected UNCF-member institutions. This grant will help these institutions with accreditation efforts and support a summer professional development conference geared toward institutional advancement. >> Read More 


Morris College Staff