University of South Carolina-Beaufort

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,086

3.13% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,266

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.98%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.5%

2,211 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,077

86.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

27.3%

111 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Beaufort is a higher education institution located in Beaufort County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Beaufort were General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), General Hospitality Management (43 degrees), and General Psychology (38 degrees).

In 2017, 351 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Beaufort. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (214 degrees), 3.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is $10,086, which is $-15,108 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is $10,086, which is $-15,108 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,266.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,086

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was $10,086. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is $-15,108 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$16,266

2017 Value

11.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of South Carolina-Beaufort had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,266. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Beaufort grew by 11.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,492

Room and Board

$1,187

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was of $8,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,187. The cost of room and board increased by 7.38% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.508% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Beaufort received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

9.98%

2016 Default Rate

58

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was 9.98%, which represents 58 out of the 581 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-Beaufort received 2,211 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.93% annual growth. Out of those 2,211 applicants, 1,425 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,077 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in 2017, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort has an overall enrollment yield of 34.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,425

Accepted Out of 2,211

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Beaufort was 64.5% (1,425 admissions from 2,211 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.93%, while admissions grew by 1.86%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

303

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Beaufort has a total enrollment of 2,077 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is 1,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 86.5% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Beaufort, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.7% White, 22.1% Black or African American, 7.27% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0963% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Beaufort, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,077 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is 1,797 and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 86.5% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2017 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-Beaufort was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of South Carolina-Beaufort had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,219

  2. Black or African American

    459

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    151

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is 58.7% White, 22.1% Black or African American, 7.27% Hispanic or Latino, 5.01% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0963% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 73 students (3.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 131 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Beaufort. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are white (214 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Hospitality Management (43 degrees) and General Psychology (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Beaufort, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (8 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (38 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-Beaufort are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (507,477 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (476,281 people), Other managers (374,982 people), Postsecondary teachers (240,234 people), and Social workers, all other (175,412 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are History (8 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (16 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-Beaufort are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are History (8 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (16 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-Beaufort are Elementary & secondary schools (959,348 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (555,076 people), Legal services (417,470 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (394,273 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (274,180 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are History (8 degrees awarded), English (13 degrees), Psychology (38 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (16 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-Beaufort.

Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 110

  2. 241

In 2017, 110 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Beaufort, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (241).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.795 times less than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Beaufort completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    214 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is white (214 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

8.55% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    140 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    74 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Beaufort is white female (140 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (74 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Beaufort has an endowment valued at nearly $4.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.5k (0.39%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Beaufort had a total salary expenditure of $30.1M. University of South Carolina-Beaufort employs 30 Assistant professors, 26 Instructors, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are Female Assistant professors (19), Female Instructors(17), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Beaufort are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.5M

2017 Endowment

15.3%

growth from 2016

University of South Carolina-Beaufort has an endowment valued at about $4.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Beaufort grew 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.6M 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. $426k - Federal

  2. $3.46M - State

  3. $376k - Local

As of 2017, University of South Carolina-Beaufort received $426k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.46M from state grants and contracts, and $376k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.3M

2017 Salaries

7.72%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Beaufort paid a median of $15.3M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($30.1M) and a 7.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.9% growth from 2015 and a 3.35% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.37M

Instructional Salaries

93

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Beaufort paid a total of $6.37M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

30 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

34 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Beaufort were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Instructor with 26 employees; and Instructor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Beaufort were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Management with 28 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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