Benedict College, situated in Columbia, South Carolina, is a private institution with a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1870. Established just five years after the end of the Civil War, the college was founded with a mission to educate newly freed African Americans and has since been a cornerstone in providing higher education to the African-American community. Today, Benedict College enrolls approximately 1,840 students and offers a variety of academic programs, including Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
The college's motto, "Be A Power For Good In Society," reflects its commitment to empowering students to make positive contributions to society. Benedict College is known for its strong programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, eSports, Engineering, and Public Health, catering to a diverse range of interests and career aspirations. The campus, located in an urban setting, provides on-campus housing, fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for its students.
The college's spirit is proudly represented through its mascot, the Tiger, and its colors, purple and gold. In athletics, Benedict College competes in NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), with its teams known as the Tigers and Lady Tigers. Benedict College continues to uphold its legacy of educational excellence and societal contribution, making it a significant institution in the landscape of higher education.
NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
Team Name: Tigers and Lady Tigers