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:
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).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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