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Morris College

Morris College, located in Sumter, South Carolina, is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts, private, historically black college founded and operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina.

Location

Address
100 West College Street
City
Sumter
State
SC

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
831
In State Tuition Fees
10762
Out State Tuition Fees
10762
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.55
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
62%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Hornets
Colors
Blue Gold
Conference
Assoc. Independent Institutions

College History

History

Morris College was founded in 1908, initially as a grade school, high school, and college. The college is named after the Reverend Frank Morris because of his outstanding leadership throughout the African American community of South Carolina. The college's first president was Dr. Edward M. Brawley (1908-1912). Morris College awarded its first bachelor's degree in 1915 under the administration of college president Dr. John Jacob Stark.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of the Athletic department is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to enhance, refine and demonstrate their athletic and intellectual skills through teamwork, sportsmanship, intercollegiate competition and to further seek and provide the staff and facilities for the training necessary for an outstanding athletic program and the development of a well-rounded athlete.

Alumni

Alumni

J. David Weeks 1975 politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 51st district. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee and is chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. Laura Hall 1965 politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 19th district Jerry Moore 1963 participated in Freedom Rides Herman Harris 1963 participated in Freedom Rides Mae Francis Moultrie 1961 participated in Freedom Rides James T. McCain Civil Rights activist, local president of CORE, participated in Freedom Rides Dr. Leroy Bowman 1940 one of the original legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Campus

Campus

33 acres (13.4 ha), 24 buildings

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