Bennett College, a small, private liberal arts college for women, is committed to enhancing the potential for every woman enrolled so that the highest degree of success can be achieved. By prompting the acquisition of knowledge in an environment of open inquiry, the College encourages in each student a commitment to life-long learning, technological competence, morally grounded maturation, and responsible social action in search of justice.
Reflecting its dedication to high academic standards, the College diligently promotes excellence in scholarship, research, leadership development, and public service. As a United Methodist Church-related, historically Black College, Bennett College welcomes students of all ages, religions and races, educating all to value diversity as an integral part of human culture.
The goal of Bennett College is to maintain distinction as an institution of higher learning while offering women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits, preparation for leadership roles, and life-long learning in a contemporary society. The College offers selected education, training, and research experiences appropriate for preparation in the arts and sciences, the professions, and for public service.
Consistent with its church-related heritage, Bennett College nurtures the development of spiritual and moral values to undergird educational, scientific, and technological endeavors. The College advances cognizance of African American heritage, international awareness, and preparation for world citizenship.
In the implementation of its purpose and educational goals, Bennett College seeks to bring together a cosmopolitan administration, faculty, and staff that endorses the nature and purpose of a liberal arts college for women, and whose scholarship, skills, and values are supportive of the mission of the college. Overall, excellence in performance is valued as the foundation for the achievement of mission and educational goals and is the primary emphasis in all teaching and learning endeavors at Bennett College.
The College endeavors to be fiscally stable and provide an educational experience in a beautiful and secure environment which is supportive of the needs of students, faculty, and staff and contributes to the community.