Erskine College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,435
2022 Average Net Price
$36,581
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.06%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
53.2%
1,585 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
956
81.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.4%
96 Graduates

About

Erskine College is a higher education institution located in Abbeville County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Erskine College were General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (16 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

In 2022, 118 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Erskine College. 33.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (72 degrees), 2.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $34,435, which is $6,105 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $34,435, which is $6,105 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,581.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Erskine College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,435
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Erskine College was $34,435. The cost of tuition at Erskine College is $6,105 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$36,581
2022 Value
8.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Erskine College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,581. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Erskine College grew by 8.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,008
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Erskine College was of $12,008 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.44% 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 decreased by 4.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Erskine College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.06%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Erskine College was 1.06%, which represents 2 out of the 188 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Erskine College received 1,585 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 51% annual growth. Out of those 1,585 applicants, 844 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.2% acceptance rate.

There were 956 students enrolled at Erskine College in 2022. 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Erskine College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
844
Accepted Out of 1,585

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Erskine College was 53.2% (844 admissions from 1,585 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 62.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 51%, while admissions grew by 28.3%..

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage (2022)
129
Scores Submitted (2022)

48% of enrolled first-time students at Erskine College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Erskine College had a total enrollment of 956 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 775 students and the part-time enrollment is 181. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Erskine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 23.3% Black or African American, 6.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Asian, 1.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Erskine College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Black or African American Male (19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (72.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Erskine College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 956 students. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 775 and the part-time enrollment is 181. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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 Erskine College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Erskine College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    502 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    223 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Erskine College is 52.5% White, 23.3% Black or African American, 6.07% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Asian, 1.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.314% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 38 fewer women than men received degrees from Erskine College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Erskine College is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Erskine College is General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (16 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Erskine College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (35 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Erskine College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,604,349 people), Secondary school teachers (496,706 people), Education administrators (276,046 people), Special education teachers (189,063 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (167,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College in 2022 are Theology (35 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (23 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (35 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (23 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,836,960 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,678 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,984 people), Religious organizations (171,370 people), and Legal services (119,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (35 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Education (23 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 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 Erskine College.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Erskine College was General Business Administration & Management with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

78
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
40
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College, which is 1.95 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (40).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 14 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 1.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Erskine College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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

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Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Erskine College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    72 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Erskine College is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Erskine College is white male (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (27 degrees).

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Operations

Erskine College has an endowment valued at nearly $39.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Erskine College had a total salary expenditure of 22.6M. Erskine College employs 17 Assistant professors, 11 Professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Erskine College are Female Assistant professor (14), Male Professor (11), and Female Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 26 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Endowment

$39.2M
2022 Endowment
18.6%
decline from 2021

Erskine College has an endowment valued at about $39.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Erskine College declined 18.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.07M
2022 Salaries
3.32%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Erskine College paid a median of $8.07M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($22.6M) and a 3.32% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2022, Erskine College paid a total of $2M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Erskine College were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Professor with 11 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Erskine College was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Erskine College.

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