University of South Carolina-Upstate

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,208
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,838
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.14%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.1%
4,395 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,308
73.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
46%
354 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Upstate is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Registered Nursing (324 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (184 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (91 degrees).

In 2019, 1,300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Upstate. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (799 degrees), 2.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (314 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,208, which is $−16,072 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,208, which is $−16,072 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,838.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,208
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate was $11,208. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $−16,072 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$15,838
2019 Value
2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of South Carolina-Upstate had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,838. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Upstate grew by 2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,597
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Upstate was of $9,597 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2% 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

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Upstate received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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.
9.14%
2017 Default Rate
165
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Upstate was 9.14%, which represents 165 out of the 1806 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-Upstate received 4,395 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.06% annual decline. Out of those 4,395 applicants, 2,555 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,308 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2019, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an overall enrollment yield of 34.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,555
Accepted Out of 4,395

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Upstate was 58.1% (2,555 admissions from 4,395 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.06%, while admissions declined by −7.56%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
608
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Upstate has a total enrollment of 6,308 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 4,661 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,647. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Upstate, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.2% White, 28.5% Black or African American, 5.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.79% Asian, 0.222% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0951% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.3%) and White Male (17.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (25%) and Asian Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,308 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 4,661 and the part-time enrollment is 1,647. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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-Upstate was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of South Carolina-Upstate had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,421
  2. Black or African American
    1,796
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    378

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 54.2% White, 28.5% Black or African American, 5.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 2.79% Asian, 0.222% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0951% 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, 181 students (2.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 486 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Upstate. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white (799 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (314 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Registered Nursing (324 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (184 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Upstate, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (91 degrees awarded), Education (157 degrees), and Psychology (88 degrees).

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-Upstate are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,618,673 people), Secondary school teachers (565,421 people), Physicians (435,211 people), Other managers (378,158 people), and Education administrators (343,894 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (91 degrees awarded), Education (157 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Communications (51 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-Upstate are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (91 degrees awarded), Education (157 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Communications (51 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-Upstate are Elementary & secondary schools (3,193,491 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (714,459 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (697,291 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (471,251 people), and Outpatient care centers (277,708 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (91 degrees awarded), Education (157 degrees), Psychology (88 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Communications (51 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-Upstate.
Most Common
  1. 324 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Registered Nursing with 324 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

407
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
893
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 407 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (893).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 109 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 276 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Registered Nursing, which is 5.75 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Upstate completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Female and Asian (75% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    799 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    314 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white (799 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (314 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    527 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    272 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    246 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white female (527 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $633k (5.62%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Upstate had a total salary expenditure of $88.6M. University of South Carolina-Upstate employs 74 Instructors, 68 Assistant professors, and 56 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Female Instructors (52), Female Assistant professors(41), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, and Service with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.3M
2019 Endowment
25%
growth from 2018

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at about $11.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Upstate grew 25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.5M 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. $1.88M - Federal
  2. $13.3M - State
  3. $17k - Local

As of 2019, University of South Carolina-Upstate received $1.88M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.3M from state grants and contracts, and $17k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.6M
2019 Salaries
4.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a median of $39.6M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($88.6M) and a 4.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.936% growth from 2017 and a 3.32% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$15.7M
Instructional Salaries
240
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a total of $15.7M to 240 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Instructor with 74 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 56 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; and Service with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Female Instructor with 52 employees, Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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