South Carolina State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,938

22.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,058

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

86.2%

2,847 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,905

85.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38.5%

314 Graduates

About

South Carolina State University is a higher education institution located in Orangeburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Carolina State University were General Biological Sciences (42 degrees awarded), General Family & Consumer Sciences (39 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (33 degrees).

In 2016, 579 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 majority of degree recipients were black or african american (538 degrees), 16.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $8,938, which is $-11,222 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $8,938, which is $-11,222 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,058.

In 2016, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,938

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at South Carolina State University was $8,938. The cost of tuition at South Carolina State University is $-11,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,058

2016 Value

13.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 South Carolina State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,058. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of South Carolina State University grew by 13.3%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.56% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at South Carolina State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 11.5% with respect to 2015, when 87% 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.

12.5%

2015 Default Rate

163

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at South Carolina State University was 12.5%, which represents 163 out of the 1301 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 2,847 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,847 applicants, 2,455 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,905 students enrolled at South Carolina State University in 2016, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Carolina State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,455

Accepted Out of 2,847

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Carolina State University was 86.2% (2,455 admissions from 2,847 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.4%, while admissions grew by 5.82%.

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SAT Scores

40%

Submission Percentage

254

Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at South Carolina State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Carolina State University has a total enrollment of 2,905 students. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,493 students and the part-time enrollment is 412. This means that 85.8% 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 94.5% Black or African American, 3.68% White, 0.482% Asian, 0.482% Hispanic or Latino, 0.241% Two or More Races, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Carolina State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (48.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (47.6%) and White Female (1.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (66.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (18%) and White Female (9.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Carolina State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,905 students. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,493 and the part-time enrollment is 412. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at South Carolina State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. Black or African American

    2,745

  2. White

    107

  3. Asian

    14

The enrolled student population at South Carolina State University is 94.5% Black or African American, 3.68% White, 0.482% Asian, 0.482% Hispanic or Latino, 0.241% Two or More Races, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0344% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 4 students (0.138%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 135 more women than men received degrees from South Carolina State University. The majority of degree recipients at South Carolina State University are black or african american (538 degrees awarded). There were 16.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Carolina State University is General Biological Sciences (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Family & Consumer Sciences (39 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (33 degrees).

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 (47 degrees awarded), Education (120 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (26 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,934,863 people), Physicians & surgeons (396,873 people), Secondary school teachers (325,775 people), Education administrators (273,841 people), and Miscellaneous managers (247,201 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Education (120 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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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 Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Education (120 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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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 (2,882,713 people), Hospitals (600,766 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (435,941 people), Offices of physicians (177,155 people), and Individual & family services (160,163 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Education (120 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and Biology (42 degrees).

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Degrees

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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Carolina State University was General Biological Sciences with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 222

  2. 357

In 2016, 222 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (357).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 3.71 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 56 degrees were awarded to women at South Carolina State University in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, which is 9.33 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% 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, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Carolina State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.23% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    538 degrees awarded

  2. White

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Carolina State University is black or african american (538 degrees awarded). There were 16.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (32 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    329 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    209 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Carolina State University is black or african american female (329 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (209 degrees).

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Operations

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.02M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $192k (18.8%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, South Carolina State University had a total expenditure of $100M. Of that $100M, they spent $35.8M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

South Carolina State University employs 44 Associate professors, 38 Professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Carolina State University are Male Professors (27), Female Associate professors(24), and Female Assistant professors (22).

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 106 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.02M

2015 Endowment

33.1%

growth from 2014

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at about $1.02M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of South Carolina State University grew 33.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.8M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $14M - Federal

  2. $4.64M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, South Carolina State University received $14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.64M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$35.8M

Salary Expenditure

$100M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, South Carolina State University had a total expenditure of $100M. Of that $100M, they spent $35.8M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at South Carolina State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.8M

2015 Salaries

8.38%

decline from 2014

In 2015, South Carolina State University paid a median of $35.8M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($100M) and a 8.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.03% decline from 2013 and a 4.38% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.46M

Instructional Salaries

133

Number of Employees

In 2015, South Carolina State University paid a total of $8.46M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

106 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Carolina State University were Associate professor with 44 employees; Professor with 38 employees; and Professor with 35 employees.

In 2016, 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 106 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees; and Management with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Carolina State University was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South Carolina State University.

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