Morris College

Overview of Morris College

Sumter, SC is home to Morris College. Sumter is a small city. Students select the school partly because it is a Baptist school. Morris College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics, media, nutrition and exercise therapy, security and law enforcement.

Morris College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


Morris College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school has 871 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). Morris College has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Morris College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Morris College values student athletics, and belongs to the Other, Other, Other. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Morris College

Morris College
100 West College Street
Sumter , SC 29150-3599
General Phone: (803) 934-3200

Morris College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management30business management, business administration
Liberal Arts16English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling13community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13parks and recreation management
Media11mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and administration
Education and Teaching1elementary school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching
Religion and Philosophy1religious education, theology

Number of programs and degrees for Morris College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10623

Morris College Student Body

Morris College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Morris College had a total enrollment of 871 students (921 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 0%
Black 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 47%
20-21 25%
22-24 16%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina83%
North Carolina3%
New Jersey3%
New York2%
Washington, DC1%

Morris College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 100 %

Morris College Room and Board (2007)

Morris College offers campus housing for 715 of its 921 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Sumter, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Morris College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,350
Room and board $ 4,258
Room charge $ 1,790
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,468
Books and supplies $ 1,700
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Morris College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 343900)

Morris College Faculty

Morris College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2418

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$57,9620*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$60,4401*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year15$46,7636$46,079
Assistant professoracademic year3$42,1557$41,508
Instructoracademic year1*4$37,248
All faculty totalacademic year20$45,47318$42,494

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Morris College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other
Baseball Other
Track Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01717

Morris College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

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Morris College Highlights

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What Sets Morris College Apart:

% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
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Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Morris College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Morris College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Morris College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Morris College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Morris College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Morris College % of degrees in business and management
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Morris College % students on athletic fin. aid
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%Morris College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Morris College Number of students

checked Baptist affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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