University of South Carolina-Lancaster

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,302

2.84% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,127

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.33%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.3%

700 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,845

38.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

15.8%

54 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Lancaster is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were .

In 2016, 108 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Lancaster. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (66 degrees), 2.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $6,302, which is $-1,018 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $6,302, which is $-1,018 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,127.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,302

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was $6,302. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $-1,018 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,127

2016 Value

5.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of South Carolina-Lancaster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,127. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Lancaster grew by 5.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,840

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was of $6,840 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 8% with respect to 2015, when 75% 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.

2.33%

2015 Default Rate

145

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 2.33%, which represents 145 out of the 6233 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-Lancaster received 700 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.63% annual decline. Out of those 700 applicants, 429 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,845 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an overall enrollment yield of 66.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

429

Accepted Out of 700

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 61.3% (429 admissions from 700 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.63%, while admissions declined by -18.8%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

25

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has a total enrollment of 1,845 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 707 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,138. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 15.3% Black or African American, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,845 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 707 and the part-time enrollment is 1,138. This means that 38.3% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,187

  2. Black or African American

    283

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 64.3% White, 15.3% Black or African American, 3.79% Hispanic or Latino, 2.66% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% 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 Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% 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, 208 students (11.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 12 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Lancaster. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are white (66 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Business (27 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-Lancaster are Registered nurses (1,308,348 people), Accountants & auditors (1,088,990 people), Miscellaneous managers (777,708 people), Financial managers (427,250 people), and Chief executives & legislators (326,364 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Health (3 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-Lancaster are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Health (3 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-Lancaster are Hospitals (1,717,653 people), Elementary & secondary schools (721,156 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (609,478 people), Banking & related activities (490,179 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (482,408 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (60 degrees awarded), Protective Services (18 degrees), Business (27 degrees), and Health (3 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-Lancaster.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 48

  2. 60

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, which is 0.8 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (60).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.935 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 31 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.07 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Lancaster completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is Female and Hispanic or Latino (27.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 11.1% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    66 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white (66 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    35 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    31 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white female (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (31 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at nearly $7.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.03k (0.0658%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a total expenditure of $13M. Of that $13M, they spent $6.32M on salaries and $13M on benefits.

University of South Carolina-Lancaster employs 22 Instructors, 20 Associate professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Male Instructors (13), Male Associate professors(11), and Female Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are: Office and Administrative Support, with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 9 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.65M

2015 Endowment

3.64%

growth from 2014

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at about $7.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Lancaster grew 3.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.53M higher than than the median endowment of Associates 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 Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $582k - Federal

  2. $2.37M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of South Carolina-Lancaster received $582k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.37M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$6.32M

Salary Expenditure

$13M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a total expenditure of $13M. Of that $13M, they spent $6.32M on salaries and $13M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$6.32M

2015 Salaries

12%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a median of $6.32M in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($13M) and a 12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.08% decline from 2013 and a 0.713% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.48M

Instructional Salaries

46

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a total of $2.48M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

22 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Instructor with 22 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees; and Service with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was Male Instructor with 13 employees, Male Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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