Bennett College For Women

Bennett College For Women

Bennett College, which is a historically black college, was founded in 1873 by Albion Tourgee to provide education to freed slaves, but was designated a women's college in 1926. It is based on a 55 acre campus in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bennett College offers its undergraduate courses through three academic divisions:

  • Humanities
  • Natural and Behavioral Sciences/Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Education

Bennett College also offers academic programs through centers like the Africana Woman Studies and Global Studies. The college encourages extra-curricular activities through Greek letter sororities, civic organizations and academic clubs.

Students of the college are known by the nickname Belles. Notable alumni include Dr. Glendora M. Putnam (first African-American woman to serve as president of YMCA), Belinda Foster (first African-American District Attorney, NC), Maidie Norman (actress) and Sandra Smith (activist).

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Computer And Information Sciences, General
Special Education And Teaching, General
Elementary Education And Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
English Language And Literature, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
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Psychology, General
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Visual And Performing Arts, General
Fine And Studio Arts Management
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

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