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 University of South Carolina-Upstate

University of South Carolina-Upstate - Spartanburg, SC

800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-4999

General information:(864)503-5000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,493(5,418 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial 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 $8,812 $9,242 $9,596 -4%
Out-of-state $17,504 $18,414 $19,022 -3%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,300 $1,500 -13%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,466 $6,837 $7,122 -4%
Other $2,899 $3,032 $3,216 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,605 $9,063 $9,180 -1%
Other $3,608 $3,930 $4,122 -5%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,883 $3,229 $3,371 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,377 $20,411 $21,434 -5%
Off Campus $22,225 $23,535 $24,398 -4%
Off Campus with Family $12,895 $13,771 $14,467 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,069 $29,583 $30,860 -3%
Off Campus $30,917 $32,707 $33,824 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,587 $22,943 $23,893 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,146
In-state fees $450
Out-of-state tuition $18,572
Out-of-state fees $450
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,916
In-state fee $450
Out-of-state tuition $23,444
Out-of-state fees $450
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 809 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 788 94% $6,263,037 $7,948
Federal grants 399 48% $2,109,015 $5,286
Pell grants 399 48% $1,767,176 $4,429
Other federal grants 371 44% $341,839 $921
State/local government grant or scholarships 708 84% $3,003,384 $4,242
Institutional grants or scholarships 356 42% $1,150,638 $3,232
Student loan aid 548 65% $3,074,232 $5,610
Federal student loans 545 65% $2,943,525 $5,401
Other student loans 20 2% $130,707 $6,535
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 3,682 68% $25,980,676 $7,056
Pell grants 2,409 44% $10,692,060 $4,438
Federal student loans 3,450 63% $24,858,368 $7,205

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 $11,015 $11,151 $11,780
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 $9,249 $8,602 $8,425
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,139 $9,580 $10,350
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,288 $13,318 $13,854
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,557 $14,543 $15,034
$110,001 and more $14,582 $14,551 $14,885

• 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 5,493
Undergraduate enrollment 5,418
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 844
Graduate enrollment 75
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,096 966 2,130
Percent admitted 59% 60% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 26% 26%
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 X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 609 77%
ACT 458 58%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 520
SAT Math 450 530
SAT Writing 420 510
ACT Composite 18 22
ACT English 17 22
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, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 7052
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1515
Golf 109
Soccer 3230
Softball -27
Tennis 97
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1976 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

04/21/2007 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

01/01/2009 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

10/24/1998 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1979 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations58 0
Liquor law violations202325
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 450
Liquor law violations 151823
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 110
Burglary 3603
Motor vehicle theft 100
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 110
Burglary 203
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 Rate7%
Number in default90
Number in repayment1,282

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00695100

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 Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General20---
Category total20---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General176---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management8---
Category total184---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric56---
Category total56---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General13---
Information Science/Studies11---
Information Technology28---
Category total52---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education3---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching783--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-3--
Elementary Education and Teaching522--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching19---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching24---
Secondary Education and Teaching32---
Special Education and Teaching, General8---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--2-
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other---0
Category total216820
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management9---
Category total9---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General7---
Category total7---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total3---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse282---
Category total282---
History Colleges
History, General9---
Category total9---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration34---
Category total34---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies91---
Category total91---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4---
Category total4---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1---
Category total1---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General66---
Category total66---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General13---
Sociology11---
Category total24---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General20---
Music, Other0---
Category total20---
Grand total1078820