University of South Carolina-Upstate

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,040

3.08% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,730

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.03%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

57.8%

3,809 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,990

76.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.3%

325 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 (327 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (176 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 degrees).

In 2017, 1,227 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Upstate. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (769 degrees), 2.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,040, which is $-14,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,040, which is $-14,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,730.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,040

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate was $11,040. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $-14,154 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$14,730

2017 Value

1.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of South Carolina-Upstate had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,730. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Upstate grew by 1.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,175

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Upstate was of $9,175 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.22% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Upstate received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.9% 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.

8.03%

2016 Default Rate

132

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Upstate was 8.03%, which represents 132 out of the 1644 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 3,809 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.475% annual growth. Out of those 3,809 applicants, 2,203 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,990 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2017, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an overall enrollment yield of 39.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,203

Accepted Out of 3,809

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Upstate was 57.8% (2,203 admissions from 3,809 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.475%, while admissions grew by 6.37%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

509

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Upstate has a total enrollment of 5,990 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 4,596 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,394. This means that 76.7% 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 55.5% White, 28.1% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Two or More Races, 2.59% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0835% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.7%) and White Male (19.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (69.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,990 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 4,596 and the part-time enrollment is 1,394. This means that 76.7% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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-Upstate was 68%. 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

    3,327

  2. Black or African American

    1,683

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    317

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 55.5% White, 28.1% Black or African American, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Two or More Races, 2.59% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0835% 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, 227 students (3.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 427 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Upstate. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Upstate are white (769 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Registered Nursing (327 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (176 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 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 (86 degrees awarded), Education (140 degrees), and Biology (67 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 (1,973,902 people), Software developers (445,557 people), Physicians (397,499 people), Secondary school teachers (346,825 people), and Other managers (305,726 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (86 degrees awarded), Education (140 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (86 degrees awarded), Education (140 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 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 (2,944,078 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (596,793 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (568,219 people), Computer Systems Design (562,951 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,938 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Protective Services (86 degrees awarded), Education (140 degrees), Biology (67 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 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. 327 degrees awarded

  2. 176 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Registered Nursing with 327 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 400

  2. 827

In 2017, 400 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate, which is 0.484 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (827).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 91 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 286 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Registered Nursing, which is 6.98 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Female and Hispanic or Latino (55.6% 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

    769 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    281 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white (769 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (281 degrees).

1.79% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    500 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white female (500 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (269 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at nearly $7.87M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $106k (1.35%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Upstate had a total salary expenditure of $78.8M. University of South Carolina-Upstate employs 78 Instructors, 57 Associate professors, and 56 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Female Instructors (52), Female Assistant professors(36), and Male Associate professors (29).

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 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, and Service with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.87M

2017 Endowment

9.62%

growth from 2016

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at about $7.87M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Upstate grew 9.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.3M 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. $1.53M - Federal

  2. $11.2M - State

  3. $26k - Local

As of 2017, University of South Carolina-Upstate received $1.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.2M from state grants and contracts, and $26k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.7M

2017 Salaries

3.32%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a median of $37.7M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($78.8M) and a 3.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.51% growth from 2015 and a 1.05% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M

Instructional Salaries

234

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a total of $14.7M to 234 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

81 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Instructor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 57 employees; and Associate professor with 56 employees.

In 2017, 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 81 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; and Service with 52 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Female Instructor with 52 employees, Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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