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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort

University of South Carolina-Beaufort - Bluffton, SC

1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

General information:(843)208-8000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,874( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
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 $7,330 $8,020 $8,158 -2%
Out-of-state $15,180 $16,602 $17,270 -4%
Books and supplies $1,132 $1,132 $1,173 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,600 $7,509 $7,203 4%
Other $3,914 $3,969 $4,024 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,002 $7,036 $7,289 -4%
Other $3,914 $3,969 $4,024 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,102 $3,147 $3,261 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,976 $20,630 $20,558 0%
Off Campus $19,378 $20,157 $20,644 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,564 $12,299 $12,592 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $27,826 $29,212 $29,670 0%
Off Campus $27,228 $28,739 $29,756 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,414 $20,881 $21,704 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,722
In-state fees $436
Out-of-state tuition $16,834
Out-of-state fees $436
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
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 359 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 316 80% $1,983,759 $6,278
Federal grants 166 42% $772,125 $4,651
Pell grants 166 42% $677,006 $4,078
Other federal grants 128 32% $95,119 $743
State/local government grant or scholarships 232 59% $894,740 $3,857
Institutional grants or scholarships 88 22% $316,894 $3,601
Student loan aid 274 70% $1,561,740 $5,700
Federal student loans 274 70% $1,472,774 $5,375
Other student loans 11 3% $88,966 $8,088
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 1,069 61% $6,000,997 $5,614
Pell grants 642 37% $2,502,338 $3,898
Federal student loans 1,007 57% $7,055,447 $7,006

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 $13,803 $11,735 $12,493
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 $8,771 $9,736 $10,001
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,784 $11,575 $11,877
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,677 $14,751 $15,053
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,725 $14,972 $15,959
$110,001 and more $14,820 $15,943 $16,350

• 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 1,874
Undergraduate enrollment 1,874
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 246
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,390 487 903
Percent admitted 74% 73% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 73% 33% 29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
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 299 71%
ACT 177 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 510
SAT Math 420 510
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 17 22
ACT Math 16 21
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 30-
Golf 99
Soccer -28
Softball -29
Track and Field, Outdoor 169
Track and Field, X-Country 1311

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/2004 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

04/25/2009 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

10/17/2008 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 13
Liquor law violations0020
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 0013
Liquor law violations 0020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 500
Motor vehicle theft 002
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 100
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

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General18--
Category total18--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-0-
Business Administration and Management, General580-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General220-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-0-
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0-
Small Business Administration/Management-0-
Category total800-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0--
Category total0--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22--
Category total22--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General7--
Category total7--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature40-
Category total40-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse32--
Category total320-
History Colleges
History, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies6-3
Category total6-3
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General21--
Category total21--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General22--
Sociology0--
Category total22--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General4--
Category total4--
Grand total21603