A historically black, coeducational college of the liberal arts, Morris College is operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. It was established in 1908 for the purpose of providing Christian and intellectual training of the “negro” youth. It has welcomed students from all ethnic groups since 1961 when the word “negro” which appeared in the original certificate of incorporation was deleted. It is located at 100 West College Street, Sumter, South Carolina.
Morris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Its programs are organized under its six divisions consisting of the Division of General Studies, Division of Business Administration, Division of Education, Division of Religion and Humanities, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Division of Social Sciences.
The offered programs lead to degrees of Bachelor of Arts with majors in Sociology, Political Science, Pastoral Ministry, Liberal Studies, History, English, Criminal Justice and Christian Education; Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Mass Communication; Bachelor of Science with majors in Recreation Administration, Organizational Management, Mathematics, Health Science, Business Administration and Biology; and Bachelor of Science in Education with majors in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Teacher Preparation Courses for Certification in English, Social Studies , Biology and Mathematics.
On-campus housing facilities consist of five residence halls with each having a learning center, television/social lounges, telephone service, laundry facilities and vending machines. Individual rooms are provided access to Internet service. Boarding students have an estimated educational cost of $ 14,287.00 for an academic year inclusive of tuition, technology fee, insurance fee, room fee and board fee. Credits over 18 are charged $ 401.00 pr credit hour.