South Carolina State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,528
2022 Average Net Price
$17,435
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
10.9%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
6,833 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,649
86.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.4%
211 Graduates

About

South Carolina State University is a higher education institution located in Orangeburg County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at South Carolina State University were General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded), General Family & Consumer Sciences (31 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (24 degrees).

In 2022, 420 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Carolina State University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (386 degrees), 20.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $9,528, which is $−14,468 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $9,528, which is $−14,468 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,435.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending South Carolina State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,528
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Carolina State University was $9,528. The cost of tuition at South Carolina State University is $−14,468 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,435
2022 Value
16.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Carolina State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,435. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Carolina State University grew by 16.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,500
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Carolina State University was of $9,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at South Carolina State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.44% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.9%
2019 Default Rate
101
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Carolina State University was 10.9%, which represents 101 out of the 925 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

South Carolina State University received 6,833 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 174% annual growth. Out of those 6,833 applicants, 5,733 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,649 students enrolled at South Carolina State University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Carolina State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,733
Accepted Out of 6,833

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Carolina State University was 83.9% (5,733 admissions from 6,833 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 174%, while admissions grew by 162%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2021)
34
Scores Submitted (2021)

6% of enrolled first-time students at South Carolina State University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Carolina State University had a total enrollment of 2,649 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,285 students and the part-time enrollment is 364. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at South Carolina State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Carolina State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.5% Black or African American, 2.72% White, 1.25% Two or More Races, 0.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.227% Asian, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Carolina State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (47.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (42.3%) and White Female (0.899%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.9%) and White Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Carolina State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,649 students. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,285 and the part-time enrollment is 364. This means that 86.3% of students enrolled at South Carolina State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Carolina State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), South Carolina State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,370 enrolled students
  2. White
    72 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    33 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Carolina State University is 89.5% Black or African American, 2.72% White, 1.25% Two or More Races, 0.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.34% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.227% Asian, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 146 students (5.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 98 more women than men received degrees from South Carolina State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Carolina State University is black or african american (386 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Carolina State University is General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Family & Consumer Sciences (31 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Carolina State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (39 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), and Biology (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,614,577 people), Secondary school teachers (484,200 people), Physicians (397,355 people), Education administrators (277,806 people), and Other managers (239,630 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (39 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Protective Services (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (39 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Protective Services (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,859,915 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (566,883 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (475,653 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,985 people), and Offices of physicians (215,299 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (39 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), Education (61 degrees), and Protective Services (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Carolina State University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Carolina State University was General Biological Sciences with 41 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
259
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (259).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 13 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, which is 41 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from South Carolina State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Carolina State University is Female and White (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    386 degrees awarded
  2. White
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Carolina State University is black or african american (386 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (19 degrees).

0.476% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    239 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    147 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Carolina State University is black or african american female (239 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (147 degrees).

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Operations

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 601k (3.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, South Carolina State University had a total salary expenditure of 111M. South Carolina State University employs 37 Assistant professors, 31 Professors and 25 Instructors. Most academics at South Carolina State University are Female Assistant professor (21), Male Professor (18), and Male Assistant professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Carolina State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 84 employees, Management, with 67 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

Endowment

$18.2M
2022 Endowment
20.3%
growth from 2021

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at about $18.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Carolina State University grew 20.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.4M
2022 Salaries
0.625%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Carolina State University paid a median of $37.4M in salaries, which represents 33.7% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 0.625% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.13M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Carolina State University paid a total of $8.13M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Carolina State University were Assistant professor with 37 employees, Professor with 31 employees, and Instructor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Carolina State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees, Management with 67 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Carolina State University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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