University of South Carolina-Union

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,665
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.7%
1,494 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,153
31.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.8%
18 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Union. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (61 degrees), 2.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union 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-Union 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 $11,665.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% 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-Union was $7,158. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $−666 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$11,665
2019 Value
5.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of South Carolina-Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,665. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Union grew by 5.13%.

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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-Union 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Union received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.19% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
18.8%
2017 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Union was 18.8%, which represents 24 out of the 128 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-Union received 1,494 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 223% annual growth. Out of those 1,494 applicants, 1,370 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,153 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in 2019, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Union has an overall enrollment yield of 10.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,370
Accepted Out of 1,494

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union was 91.7% (1,370 admissions from 1,494 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 223%, while admissions grew by 349%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
68
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Union in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Union has a total enrollment of 1,153 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 359 students and the part-time enrollment is 794. This means that 31.1% 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 66.8% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.954% Asian, 0.347% 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 most commonly White Male (26.7%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (16.7%). 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

31.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,153 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 359 and the part-time enrollment is 794. This means that 31.1% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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-Union was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    770
  2. Black or African American
    202
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    61

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union is 66.8% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.954% Asian, 0.347% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 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, 59 students (5.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 17 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Union. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Union is white (61 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 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 (91 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 (49,321 people), Other managers (22,132 people), Secondary school teachers (13,535 people), Education administrators (12,365 people), and Customer service representatives (10,378 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (91 degrees awarded).

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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-Union are Dentists, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (91 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 (101,667 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (26,472 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (19,888 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (15,507 people), and Computer Systems Design (13,496 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (91 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 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-Union was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

37
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
54
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union, which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (54).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 37 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.685 times less than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 54 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% 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, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Union is Male and White (25% 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, 44.4% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    61 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Union is white (61 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

3.3% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    33 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Union is white female (33 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (28 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at nearly $1.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.4k (0.889%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Union had a total salary expenditure of $7.36M. University of South Carolina-Union employs 7 Assistant professors, 3 Instructors, and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Union are Female Assistant professors (5), Male Instructors(2), and Male Associate professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union are: Management, with 7 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 5 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.39M
2019 Endowment
0.0572%
growth from 2018

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at about $1.39M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Union grew 0.0572% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.91M lower 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. $32k - Federal
  2. $2.21M - State
  3. $107k - Local

As of 2019, University of South Carolina-Union received $32k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.21M from state grants and contracts, and $107k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.11M
2019 Salaries
11.8%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Union paid a median of $3.11M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($7.36M) and a 11.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.4% growth from 2017 and a 15.9% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$743k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Union paid a total of $743k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.9% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2019, 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 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Management with 7 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, 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 Associate 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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