South Carolina State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,208
3.02% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$21,112
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
20.1%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
78.3%
2,521 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,942
85.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
36%
295 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 (39 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (30 degrees).

In 2017, 473 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Carolina State University. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (437 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $9,208, which is $-11,525 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Carolina State University is $9,208, which is $-11,525 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,112.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,208
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Carolina State University was $9,208. The cost of tuition at South Carolina State University is $-11,525 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,112
2017 Value
0.256%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Carolina State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,112. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Carolina State University grew by 0.256%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at South Carolina State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.09% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.
20.1%
2016 Default Rate
231
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Carolina State University was 20.1%, which represents 231 out of the 1150 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 2,521 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.5% annual decline. Out of those 2,521 applicants, 1,973 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,942 students enrolled at South Carolina State University in 2017, and 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Carolina State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,973
Accepted Out of 2,521

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Carolina State University was 78.3% (1,973 admissions from 2,521 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 86.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.5%, while admissions declined by -19.6%.

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage
255
Scores Submitted

43% of enrolled first-time students at South Carolina State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Carolina State University has a total enrollment of 2,942 students. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,521 students and the part-time enrollment is 421. This means that 85.7% 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 93.4% Black or African American, 3.43% White, 0.408% Asian, 0.306% Hispanic or Latino, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.17% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 (49.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (46.3%) and White Female (1.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (68.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.3%) and White Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Carolina State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,942 students. The full-time enrollment at South Carolina State University is 2,521 and the part-time enrollment is 421. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at South Carolina State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 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 69%. 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
    2,749
  2. White
    101
  3. Asian
    12

The enrolled student population at South Carolina State University is 93.4% Black or African American, 3.43% White, 0.408% Asian, 0.306% Hispanic or Latino, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.17% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 53 students (1.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 127 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 (437 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Carolina State University is General Biological Sciences (39 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (30 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 (33 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 (1,936,672 people), Physicians (386,655 people), Secondary school teachers (317,344 people), Education administrators (276,385 people), and Postsecondary teachers (202,478 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Education (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Education (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 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 (2,864,534 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (578,629 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,050 people), Offices of physicians (197,569 people), and Outpatient care centers (154,914 people).

The most specialized majors at South Carolina State University are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Biology (39 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Education (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 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.
Most Common
  1. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Carolina State University was General Biological Sciences with 39 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 173
  2. 300

In 2017, 173 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (300).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 17 degrees were awarded to men at South Carolina State University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.06 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 56 degrees were awarded to women at South Carolina State University in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, which is 56 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Carolina State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.678% of graduates (2 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
    437 degrees awarded
  2. White
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Carolina State University is black or african american (437 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (29 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
    274 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    163 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Carolina State University is black or african american female (274 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (163 degrees).

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Operations

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $124k (1.22%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, South Carolina State University had a total salary expenditure of $73.6M. South Carolina State University employs 40 Professors, 38 Associate professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at South Carolina State University are Male Professors (27), Female Associate professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (18).

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 98 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 68 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.2M
2017 Endowment
13%
growth from 2016

South Carolina State University has an endowment valued at about $10.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Carolina State University grew 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23M 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. $14.4M - Federal
  2. $3.71M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South Carolina State University received $14.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.71M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.4M
2017 Salaries
8.28%
decline from 2016

In 2017, South Carolina State University paid a median of $30.4M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($73.6M) and a 8.28% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.5% decline from 2015 and a 8.38% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.68M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2017, South Carolina State University paid a total of $8.68M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Carolina State University were Professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2017, 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 98 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees; and Management with 45 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Carolina State University was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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