Benedict College

1600 Harden ST

Columbia, SC 29204


Phone: (803) 253-5143

City: Columbia

Region: Midlands

Benedict College

Benedict Institute, founded in 1870 to educate ministers and teachers, offered courses from the primary to the collegiate level. It became Benedict College in 1894. The school is named for Stephen Benedict, an abolitionist from Rhode Island who left money to the society after his death. Five buildings on the campus are listed in the National Register Historic District.

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