University of South Carolina Beaufort

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,344
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,807
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.8%
2,167 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,119
83.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.4%
126 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina Beaufort is a higher education institution located in Beaufort County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina Beaufort were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (42 degrees), and General Social Sciences (42 degrees).

In 2019, 356 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina Beaufort. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (218 degrees), 3.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $10,344, which is $−16,936 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $10,344, which is $−16,936 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,807.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,344
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort was $10,344. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $−16,936 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$16,807
2019 Value
0.731%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of South Carolina Beaufort had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,807. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of South Carolina Beaufort grew by 0.731%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,040
Room and Board
$1,247
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina Beaufort was of $9,040 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,247. The cost of room and board increased by 4.95% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina Beaufort received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.23% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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.
12.6%
2017 Default Rate
76
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina Beaufort was 12.6%, which represents 76 out of the 603 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

University of South Carolina Beaufort received 2,167 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,167 applicants, 1,360 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,119 students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2019, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an overall enrollment yield of 33%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,360
Accepted Out of 2,167

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina Beaufort was 62.8% (1,360 admissions from 2,167 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 10.7%, while admissions grew by 9.77%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
314
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina Beaufort has a total enrollment of 2,119 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 1,778 students and the part-time enrollment is 341. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina Beaufort, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 21% Black or African American, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, 0.472% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,119 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 1,778 and the part-time enrollment is 341. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of South Carolina Beaufort had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,283
  2. Black or African American
    445
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    184

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 60.5% White, 21% Black or African American, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Two or More Races, 1.09% Asian, 0.472% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 36 students (1.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 130 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina Beaufort. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 3.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina Beaufort is General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (42 degrees) and General Social Sciences (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina Beaufort, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (10 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), and Social Sciences (47 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Physicians (485,252 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (459,130 people), Other managers (447,538 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (307,146 people), and Postsecondary teachers (278,506 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are History (10 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Social Sciences (47 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are History (10 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Social Sciences (47 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort are Elementary & secondary schools (885,014 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (743,957 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (695,509 people), Legal services (368,041 people), and Computer Systems Design (300,132 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are History (10 degrees awarded), Biology (42 degrees), Social Sciences (47 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina Beaufort was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

113
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
243
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 113 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina Beaufort, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (243).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina Beaufort in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina Beaufort in General Social Sciences, which is 7.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from University of South Carolina Beaufort completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina Beaufort is Male and Two or More Races (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.794% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    218 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 3.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

5.06% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    140 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white female (140 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (78 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an endowment valued at nearly $8.49M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $116k (1.37%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of South Carolina Beaufort had a total salary expenditure of $32.3M. University of South Carolina Beaufort employs 34 Assistant professors, 24 Instructors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Instructors(17), and Male Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort are: Management, with 39 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.49M
2019 Endowment
69.9%
growth from 2018

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an endowment valued at about $8.49M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina Beaufort grew 69.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $540k - Federal
  2. $4.6M - State
  3. $365k - Local

As of 2019, University of South Carolina Beaufort received $540k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.6M from state grants and contracts, and $365k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2019 Salaries
1.27%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of South Carolina Beaufort paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($32.3M) and a 1.27% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.87% growth from 2017 and a 7.72% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.27M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of South Carolina Beaufort paid a total of $6.27M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Instructor with 24 employees; and Instructor with 24 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort were Management with 39 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Instructor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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

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