Two smiling female Bennett College graduates pose for a photo after commencement ceremony.

Imag eof Bennett College SealBennett College is a four-year liberal arts women's college in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1873, this historically black institution began as a normal school to provide education to newly emancipated slaves. It’s nickname is the Belles and the University is a member of the United Methodist Church UNCF. Their colors are Blue and White and their motto is Celebrate Educate Oasis.

Bennett College Profile

Phone: (336) 517-2100
Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered: Bachelor's degree

Campus setting:

City: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 780 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11 to 1

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In 1873, Bennett College had its beginning in the unplastered basement of the Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church (now known as St. Matthew’s Methodist Church). In 1874 the Freedmen’s Aid Society took over the school which remained under its auspices for 50 years. In 1926, The Women’s Home Missionary Society joined with the Board of Education of the church to make Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., formerly co-educational, a college for women.


Bennett’s fifty-five acre campus is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro boasts a number of cultural, social activities and venues just a short distance from the campus. Conveniently located near The Piedmont-Triad International Airport, the campus is easily accessible from Interstates 40 and 85.


  • Bennett college offers 20 majors and 19 minors under 3 divisions: Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics, Division of Social Sciences and Education, and Division of Humanities.
  • These disciplines include degrees in bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of arts and science in interdisciplinary studies, bachelor of social work, and the bachelor of fine arts.
  • Bennett also offers five dual degree programs including Chemistry/Chemical Engineering with NC A&T, Chemistry/Pharmacy with Howard University, Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering with NC A&T, Mathematics/Electrical Engineering with NC A&T and Mathematics/Industrial Engineering with NC A&T.
  • Bennett has incorporated three new programs Womanist Religious Studies, Global Studies, Africana Women's Studies and The New Academy.


  • Total enrollment: 736
  • Full-time enrollment: 672
  • Part-time enrollment: 64

Student Profile:

  • 38.2% In-state
  • 61.8% Out-of-state


  • 61 full-time faculty
  • Student/faculty ratio 10:1
  • 64% of faculty hold terminal degrees


  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC/SACS)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


United Methodist Church
The College Fund (UNCF)
Women’s College Coalition



Financial Assistance

Institutional Scholarships, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunities Grant (SEOG), North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSTG), Federal Work Study Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Loan, Federal PLUS Loan


Tuition and Fees $16,794 , Room and Board $7,428 (double occupancy)


  • Bennett is currently ranked #16 among the top historically black colleges and universities, both for its academic achievements and its relatively reasonable tuition rates.
  • Bennett students are offered an opportunity to study abroad in a wide range of locations through a variety of program providers.
  • Bennett will also begin a focused mentoring program in international affairs to ensure that Bennett students are better prepared to apply for grants to support study abroad and to enter into careers and graduate programs in international affairs after graduating from Bennett.

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