2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,701

Net Price

86%

Admitted

7%

Enrolled

25%

Graduation Rate

18/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Benedict College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,908. In 2021, there were 18 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

18

Total Enrollment

1,908

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Benedict College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology12
Social Work6
Total Graduates18
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 9,322 students applied to the Benedict College. The university admitted 86% and 7% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for South Carolina universities is 7,243. On average, all South Carolina institutions admit 72% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Benedict College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 62%. Compared to all South Carolina four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Benedict College is 25%, compared to 52% for all South Carolina universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 133%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare BC to South Carolina Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Benedict College to the average of all South Carolina four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

BC

9,322

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

7%

Percent Enrolled

62%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

25%

Graduation Rate

SC Colleges

7,243

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 91 or 69% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 40 or 31% part-time faculty members employed at Benedict College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 91 or 69%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

BC

18 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

69%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

SC Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Benedict College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $14,892, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $10,100 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,600.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Benedict College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Benedict College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$6,600
On-Campus Living Expenses$5,200
Total Living Expenses$11,800
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$14,892
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,692
In-State, Graduate Tuition$10,100
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,600
Total Graduate Expenses$12,700
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Benedict College is $11,701. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Benedict College to all South Carolina universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

BC

$27,692

Cost to Attend

$13,751

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,701

Net Price

SC Colleges

$34,902

Cost to Attend

$14,809

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,675

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 343 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,685 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $13,751.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,685$13,751
Pell Grants1,230$5,356
Federal Student Loans1,114$5,190
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Benedict College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

BC

1,685

Grant or Scholarship Aid

42%

Grants or Scholarships

1,230

Number of Pell Grants

31%

Pell Grants

1,114

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

SC Colleges

3,389

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,195

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,862

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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