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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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         Benedict College

Benedict College was founded and open it's doors on December 12, 1870, in Columbia, South Carolina. It was under the leadership of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The schools financial backing initially came from Mrs. Bathsheba A. Benedict. Mrs. Benedict awarded 13,000 dollars to purchase 80 acres and to open the school. The school started with 10 students and one teacher in a dilapidated mansion to train ministers and teachers. The one teacher name was Reverend Timothy L. Dodge, DDS, the school's first President.

In 1894, Benedict Institute was chartered by the state of South Carolina as liberal arts college. The school changed it's name to Benedict College. The college continue to grow and in 1930 the school had it's first African American President, Reverend John J. Starks. Reverend Starks is also an alumni of Benedict College, class of 1891. This college has forged forward and has excelled regardless of the harsh times times of the 1950's and 1960's and the black flight of African Americans attending PWI's. This School has succeeded from 1870 starting with ten students and one teacher to over 3,000 students today. It has one of the finest Physics majors in the United States and an accredited Environmental Health Science Program. Benedict College is also accredited by the Southen Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This is a must see institution.

Academia                                                                                                                            Athletics
School of Business and Economics                                                                 Men's Sports                    Women's Sports
School of Education                                                                                      Baseball                            Softball
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences                                              Basketball                        Basketball
School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics                        Cross Country                  Cross Country
School of Continuing Education                                                                    Golf                                  Golf
                                                                                                                     Tennis                               Tennis
                                                                                                                     Track and Field                 Track and Field
                                                                                                                      Football                            Volleyball

Benedict College Home Page Link Below:
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Benedict College
1600 Harden Street,
Columbia, SC 29204,
(803) 253-5000

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