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We last covered Albany State University which received an average score of 6.7.

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Today, we head to Sumter, SC east of Columbia to visit Morris College, a small liberal arts HBCU in South Carolina. Originally started as a Baptist school that contained a grade school, high school, and college on one campus, it focused on training preachers and teachers. It was envisioned in 1907 by Rev. James J. Durham, born as a slave but who rose to site on the board of Morehouse College in 1901 and becoming head of the South Carolina State Baptist Convention the same year. The school opened in 1908 and became a college only by the late 1940s.

One of the smaller schools of only 400 students it played a major role in the local Civil Rights struggle and contributed many alumni to the Freedom Riders and mainline Civil Rights organizations like CORE.




Founded: 1908

City, State: Sumter, South Carolina

Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit (Baptist affiliated)

Nickname: Hornets

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 410 (all undergraduate), 97% Black

Part-time student percentage: 2%

First Generation Student Percentage: 40%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 70% / N/A

Out of State Percentage: 16%, (Top States: Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Maryland)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: Open admissions

4-Yr / 6-Yr Graduation rates: 11% / 24%

Transfer out rate: 35%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 45% male/ 55% female (1.2:1 ratio)

Tuition: $16k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $31k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: $9k

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $28k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
Business Administration: $37k, Mental Health Administration: $28k

Top Majors by Degrees:
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Park & Recreation Management, Communications

Endowment: ~$10M

Alumni Engagement: N/A

Athletic Conference: Continental (NAIA)

Mascot: Hornets

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Notable Alumni:
Dr. Leroy Bowman - one of the first Tuskegee Airmen
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Arthenia J. Bates Millican - author (Seeds Beneat the Snow) of the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and student of Langston Hughes
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J. David Weeks - South Carolina legislator
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Main Campus:

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Student Center
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Athletics
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Band
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Cheerleaders



Dancers



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