Morris College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Graduation Rates & More

Morris College Admissions Overview:

Morris College has open admissions, meaning that any qualified students have the chance to study at the school. Still, those interested in Morris will need to send in an application--for complete instructions and information, be sure to visit the school's website. Students can also contact the admissions office with any questions or problems. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Morris College Description:

Located in Sumter, South Carolina, Morris College is a private, four-year, historically Black, Baptist college. Morris has almost 1,000 students and maintains a student / faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Morris offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees through its academic divisions of Social Sciences, Education, General Studies, Business Administration, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Religion and Humanities. Morris offers plenty to do on campus, including student clubs and organizations such as Karate Club, Chess Club, and Fencing Club. The college also has fraternities, sororities, and intramurals like Table Tennis, Power-Puff Football, and Billiards and Spades. Morris competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with sports including men’s and women’s cross country, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 754 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,045
  • Books: $3,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,455
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $24,500

Morris College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,534
    • Loans: $6,503

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Mass Communication, Sociology

            Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

            • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58%
            • Transfer Out Rate: 48%
            • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6%
            • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

            Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

            • Men's Sports: Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
            • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball

            Data Source:

            National Center for Educational Statistics

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            Morris College Mission Statement:

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            "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."

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