University of South Carolina-Union

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,302

2.84% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,723

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

22.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.3%

345 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

839

30.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

14.1%

14 Graduates

About

In 2016, 50 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Union. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (24 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,723.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,302

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

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Average Net Price

$11,723

2016 Value

10.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of South Carolina-Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,723. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Union grew by 10.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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-Union 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

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Union received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.75% with respect to 2015, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

Admissions

University of South Carolina-Union received 345 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.18% annual growth. Out of those 345 applicants, 246 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.3% acceptance rate.

There were 839 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Union has an overall enrollment yield of 41.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

246

Accepted Out of 345

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union was 71.3% (246 admissions from 345 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.18%, while admissions grew by 18.8%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

10

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Union in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Union has a total enrollment of 839 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 258 students and the part-time enrollment is 581. This means that 30.8% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 19.9% Black or African American, 2.98% Two or More Races, 2.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.55% Asian, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (19.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

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Retention Rate over Time

26%

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-Union was 26%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), University of South Carolina-Union had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    545

  2. Black or African American

    167

  3. Two or More Races

    25

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Graduates

In 2016, 8 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Union. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Union are white (24 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Union, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (50 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,786 people), Miscellaneous managers (25,368 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (12,052 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (11,795 people), and Education administrators (11,160 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (50 degrees awarded).

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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 University of South Carolina-Union are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (50 degrees awarded).

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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-Union are Elementary & secondary schools (96,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (23,112 people), Hospitals (22,949 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (15,588 people), and Computer Systems Design (14,968 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (50 degrees awarded).

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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-Union.

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-Union was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 21

  2. 29

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (29).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at University of South Carolina-Union by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 21 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.724 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 29 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.38 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

19%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Union 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 22% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Union is Female and White (25% 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, 21.4% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Union is white (24 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

16% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Union is white female (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (11 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at nearly $1.24M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Union had a total expenditure of $5M. Of that $5M, they spent $2.27M on salaries and $5M on benefits.

University of South Carolina-Union employs 7 Assistant professors, 3 Instructors, and 1 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Union are Female Assistant professors (5), Male Instructors(2), and Male Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union are: Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 6 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.24M

2015 Endowment

4.25%

growth from 2014

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $258k - Federal

  2. $892k - State

  3. $123k - Local

As of 2015, University of South Carolina-Union received $258k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $892k from state grants and contracts, and $123k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$2.27M

Salary Expenditure

$5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Union had a total expenditure of $5M. Of that $5M, they spent $2.27M on salaries and $5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$2.27M

2015 Salaries

1.44%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Union paid a median of $2.27M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($5M) and a 1.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.98% growth from 2013 and a 7.3% growth from 2012.

Instructional Salaries

$560k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of South Carolina-Union paid a total of $560k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

7 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Assistant professor with 7 employees; Instructor with 3 employees; and Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees; and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union was Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, Male Instructor with 2 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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

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