University of South Carolina-Lancaster

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,273
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
20.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.1%
2,017 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,640
43.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.3%
75 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 2019, 137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Lancaster. 72.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (88 degrees), 2.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $7,158, which is $−666 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $7,158, which is $−666 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,273.

In 2019, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,158
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was $7,158. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $−666 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,273
2019 Value
8.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of South Carolina-Lancaster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,273. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Lancaster grew by 8.89%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
20.2%
2017 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 20.2%, which represents 69 out of the 342 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 2,017 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,017 applicants, 1,656 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,640 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2019, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,656
Accepted Out of 2,017

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 82.1% (1,656 admissions from 2,017 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18.2%, while admissions grew by 18.4%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
214
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has a total enrollment of 1,640 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 715 students and the part-time enrollment is 925. This means that 43.6% 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 68.1% White, 17% Black or African American, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Two or More Races, 2.56% Asian, 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.061% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,640 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 715 and the part-time enrollment is 925. This means that 43.6% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
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-Lancaster was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,117
  2. Black or African American
    278
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 68.1% White, 17% Black or African American, 4.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Two or More Races, 2.56% Asian, 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.061% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 54 students (3.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 61 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Lancaster. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white (88 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 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 (89 degrees awarded), Protective Services (9 degrees), and Business (25 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 (1,456,836 people), Accountants & auditors (1,003,492 people), Other managers (764,889 people), Financial managers (499,823 people), and Chief executives & legislators (386,789 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees awarded), Protective Services (9 degrees), Business (25 degrees), and Health (14 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees awarded), Protective Services (9 degrees), Business (25 degrees), and Health (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,746,808 people), Elementary & secondary schools (772,324 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (506,656 people), Banking & related activities (497,529 people), and Computer Systems Design (496,866 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees awarded), Protective Services (9 degrees), Business (25 degrees), and Health (14 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, 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

38
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
99
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, which is 0.384 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (99).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.369 times less than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 65 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.71 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates 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, 8% 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
    88 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white (88 degrees awarded). There were 2.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

1.46% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    63 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white female (63 degrees awarded). There were 2.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (25 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at nearly $8.86M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.7k (0.132%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a total salary expenditure of $15.3M. University of South Carolina-Lancaster employs 18 Instructors, 17 Associate professors, and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Male Instructors (11), Male Associate professors(10), and Female Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are: Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.86M
2019 Endowment
13.8%
growth from 2018

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at about $8.86M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Lancaster grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.56M 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. $762k - Federal
  2. $3.63M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of South Carolina-Lancaster received $762k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.63M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.99M
2019 Salaries
1.7%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a median of $6.99M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($15.3M) and a 1.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.919% growth from 2017 and a 2.41% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.96M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a total of $2.96M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Instructor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; Management with 9 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was Male Instructor with 11 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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