University of South Carolina-Lancaster

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,548

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,846

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.35%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.8%

769 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,910

35.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.8%

71 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 2017, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Lancaster. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (98 degrees), 2.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $6,548, which is $-866 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $6,548, which is $-866 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,846.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,548

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was $6,548. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is $-866 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,846

2017 Value

8.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of South Carolina-Lancaster had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,846. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Lancaster grew by 8.85%.

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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 2017. 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 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.8% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.

3.35%

2016 Default Rate

204

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 3.35%, which represents 204 out of the 6088 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 769 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.86% annual growth. Out of those 769 applicants, 498 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,910 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2017, and 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an overall enrollment yield of 64.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

498

Accepted Out of 769

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Lancaster was 64.8% (498 admissions from 769 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.86%, while admissions grew by 16.1%.

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SAT Scores

48%

Submission Percentage

153

Scores Submitted

48% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has a total enrollment of 1,910 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 679 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,231. This means that 35.5% 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 64.5% White, 14.1% Black or African American, 4.97% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,910 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 679 and the part-time enrollment is 1,231. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

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-Lancaster was 54%. 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

    1,231

  2. Black or African American

    269

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    95

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 64.5% White, 14.1% Black or African American, 4.97% Hispanic or Latino, 4.71% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 166 students (8.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 42 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Lancaster. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are white (98 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 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 (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), and Business (35 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 (1,385,611 people), Accountants & auditors (1,104,702 people), Other managers (675,051 people), Financial managers (429,502 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (336,612 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Business (35 degrees), and Health (9 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 Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Business (35 degrees), and Health (9 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 (1,725,523 people), Elementary & secondary schools (765,477 people), Banking & related activities (500,816 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (470,651 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (459,946 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (12 degrees), Business (35 degrees), and Health (9 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 63

  2. 105

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster, which is 0.6 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (105).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 42 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.6 times less than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 70 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Lancaster in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.67 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 16% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is Male and Hispanic or Latino (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates 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, 21.1% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    98 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white (98 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

7.74% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    57 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Lancaster is white female (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (41 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at nearly $7.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.84k (0.0525%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Lancaster had a total salary expenditure of $14.1M. University of South Carolina-Lancaster employs 20 Instructors, 20 Associate professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are Male Instructors (12), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Instructors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.31M

2017 Endowment

0.761%

decline from 2016

University of South Carolina-Lancaster has an endowment valued at about $7.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Lancaster declined 0.761% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.65M 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. $419k - Federal

  2. $3.18M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of South Carolina-Lancaster received $419k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.18M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.81M

2017 Salaries

2.41%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a median of $6.81M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($14.1M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.33% growth from 2015 and a 12% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3M

Instructional Salaries

52

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Lancaster paid a total of $3M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 44% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Instructor with 20 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Service 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Lancaster was Male Instructor with 12 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

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

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