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Morris College
Morris College 100 West College Street Sumter, SC 29150 Phone: (803) 934-3200
  • General Information
    About Morris College

    Morris College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the College opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences. The College serves the needs of its students, alumni and community. It serves its students by Providing sound liberal arts and career-based programs with a particular emphasis on teacher education. Providing an intensive program for mastering basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and leadership skills. Providing services and programs to assist in their academic, social, professional, and personal development. Promoting an ethical and religious environment which complements the student's total development. It serves its alumni by Promoting a relationship that is mutually beneficial to the alumni and the institution. It serves its community by Providing continuing education and services to clergy and laity. Promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs. Providing research services and facilities in the solution of academic and community problems. Morris College is primarily a student-centered institution which seeks to fulfill this mission by Evaluating the academic performance of students to ensure competence in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of information technology. Emphasizing a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences. Emphasizing specific professional and technical skills necessary to meet societal demands. Emphasizing total development of the student for responsible citizenship in a global society. This student-centered commitment embraces the College's motto, "Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve."

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Baptist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 56%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,080
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 0.0
    African American 1,076.0
    Hispanic 1.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,071
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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