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Congrats to Benedict College Pres. Dr. Roslyn Clark-Artis on Making the Post & Courier Power List!

Press Release

The Echo Press acknowledges and congratulates Benedict College President Dr. Roselyn Clark-Artis for her exemplary accomplishments. Per Benedict College & The Post Courier Press Release, July 28, 2022, "The Benedict College president is getting more national attention and has built a strong reputation across the city, including winning the Columbia Chamber's Trailblazer Award." Dr. Roselyn Clark-Artist "spearheaded a project for a group of historically black colleges to share courses that offers online classes to help with graduate rates, gathering more interest. She was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which works with the U.S. Department of Education on academic accreditation issues. She also sits on the NCAA Division II Presidents Council that oversees athletics for the schools that play two levels" après, colleges like the University of South Carolina and Clemson University."

Big ups to HBC Benedict College from the Echo Press! Gooooo Tigers!

About Benedict College

"Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution offering 26 competitive baccalaureate degree programs. The Midlands HBCU welcomes students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries worldwide. 

Benedict offers several high-demand fields of study in STEM, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Education. The College also has a diverse faculty; notably, 80 percent of courses are taught by full-time faculty. 

Over the past ten years, three out of five Benedict College graduates have attended professional or graduate schools. There are over 18,000 proud Benedict Tigers throughout the nation. Benedict College has been a community leader for over 150 years and significantly contributes to South Carolina and the region. Contributing $130 million and 1,218 jobs in total local and annual economic impact, a Benedict graduate working full-time throughout his or her working life can expect to earn $1.1 million in additional income because of their Benedict College degree. 

The College made front-page news in the spring of 2018 when it became the first South Carolina college to lower its tuition by 26 percent. Cutting tuition drew praise from the Commission on Higher Education, South Carolina’s education oversight body. The commissioner noted that Benedict College's move should be applauded because it offers families affordability and students greater access to higher education. 

Benedict College has been highly regarded and exceptionally ranked for its programs by several academic and traditional publications.  For example, Washington Monthly magazine ranked Benedict College as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation for creating social mobility and producing cutting-edge scholarship and research.  In 2019, Benedict College received the 2019 ACE/ Fidelity Investments Awards for Institutional Transformation and was named the HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest. 

Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Five of the College’s degree programs hold national accreditation: The School of Education, Social Work, Environmental Health Science, Arts and Sciences and the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship. "

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