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 University of South Carolina-Aiken

University of South Carolina-Aiken - Aiken, SC

471 University Pkwy, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

General information:(803)648-6851
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,277(3,194 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,950 $8,424 $8,750 -4%
Out-of-state $15,682 $16,682 $17,238 -3%
Books and supplies $1,080 $1,080 $1,080 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,589 $6,787 $7,079 -4%
Other $2,831 $2,831 $2,831 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,589 $6,787 $7,079 -4%
Other $2,831 $2,831 $2,831 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,160 $3,160 $3,160 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $18,450 $19,122 $19,740 0%
Off Campus $18,450 $19,122 $19,740 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,190 $12,664 $12,990 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,182 $27,380 $28,228 -4%
Off Campus $26,182 $27,380 $28,228 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,922 $20,922 $21,478 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,460
In-state fees $290
Out-of-state tuition $16,948
Out-of-state fees $290
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,916
In-state fee $290
Out-of-state tuition $23,444
Out-of-state fees $290
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 564 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 544 93% $4,090,913 $7,520
Federal grants 277 47% $1,412,450 $5,099
Pell grants 277 47% $1,196,842 $4,321
Other federal grants 256 44% $215,608 $842
State/local government grant or scholarships 470 80% $2,138,323 $4,550
Institutional grants or scholarships 163 28% $540,140 $3,314
Student loan aid 352 60% $1,895,573 $5,385
Federal student loans 350 60% $1,836,833 $5,248
Other student loans 14 2% $58,740 $4,196
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,360 74% $15,309,062 $6,487
Pell grants 1,293 41% $5,697,791 $4,407
Federal student loans 1,860 58% $12,593,026 $6,770

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,617 $9,543 $9,863
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,081 $6,206 $6,854
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,096 $8,390 $8,871
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,154 $11,823 $11,871
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,740 $12,713 $13,447
$110,001 and more $13,463 $13,451 $14,525

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,277
Undergraduate enrollment 3,194
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 311
Graduate enrollment 83
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,718 872 1,846
Percent admitted 50% 54% 49%
Percent admitted who enrolled 54% 26% 22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 445 71%
ACT 236 37%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 450 560
SAT Writing 420 520
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 18 23
ACT Math 17 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 48-
Basketball 1714
Golf 12-
Soccer 2920
Softball -18
Tennis 109
Track and Field, X-Country -7
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1977 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/26/2012 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2009 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/15/1999 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1973 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

10/01/1988 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations31 8
Liquor law violations111822
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 213
Liquor law violations 101817
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 022
Burglary 987
Motor vehicle theft 034
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 021
Burglary 442
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.8%
Number in default38
Number in repayment651

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00344900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27-
Category total27-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General125-
Category total125-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric30-
Category total30-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching25-
Educational/Instructional Technology-1
Elementary Education and Teaching26-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching5-
Music Teacher Education3-
Secondary Education and Teaching9-
Special Education and Teaching, General4-
Category total721
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11-
Category total11-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse62-
Category total62-
History Colleges
History, General17-
Category total17-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Category total0-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General10-
Category total10-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science44-
Category total44-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-
Category total1-
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology-6
Psychology, General2-
Category total296
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General9-
Sociology38-
Category total47-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General25-
Category total25-
Grand total27