Graduates earn 318 degrees from Benedict College


About 18.6 percent of the 318 degrees and certificates handed out by the Benedict College in 2016-17 were to students in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Columbia conferred 59 bachelor's degrees in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, General. Data shows the school gave out 41 bachelor's degrees in Human Development and Family Studies, General, followed by 35 bachelor's degrees in Biology/Biological Sciences, General and 31 bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.

The college enrolled 2,281 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
31
31
Accounting
18
18
Business Administration and Management, General
10
10
Transportation/Mobility Management
-
-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
59
59
18.6
Human Development and Family Studies, General
41
41
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
41
41
12.9
Sports Communication
21
21
Mass Communication/Media Studies
15
15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
36
36
11.3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
35
35
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
35
35
11
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
23
23
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
23
23
7.2
Psychology, General
20
20
Psychology total
20
20
6.3
Public Health, Other
8
8
Environmental Health
8
8
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
16
16
5
Social Work
16
16
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
16
16
5
General Studies
14
14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
14
14
4.4
Computer Engineering, General
7
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
4
4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
-
-
Engineering total
11
11
3.5
Political Science and Government, General
5
5
Economics, General
3
3
Sociology
1
1
Social Sciences total
9
9
2.8
Music, General
7
7
Fine/Studio Arts, General
2
2
Voice and Opera
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
9
9
2.8
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
8
8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
8
8
2.5
Chemistry, General
4
4
Physics, General
3
3
Chemistry, Other
-
-
Physics, Other
-
-
Physical Sciences, Other
-
-
Physical Sciences total
7
7
2.2
Computer Science
5
5
Computer and Information Sciences, General
-
-
Information Science/Studies
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
5
5
1.6
English Language and Literature, General
3
3
English Language and Literature/Letters total
3
3
0.9
History, General
2
2
History total
2
2
0.6
Mathematics, General
2
2
Mathematics and Statistics total
2
2
0.6
Elementary Education and Teaching
1
1
Art Teacher Education
-
-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
-
-
Education total
1
1
0.3
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
1
1
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
1
1
0.3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
-
-
-

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