Search for Colleges

Search

Search

 University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Carolina-Columbia - Columbia, SC

Columbia-Campus, Columbia, South Carolina 29208

General information:(803)777-7000
Website:
Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:30,721(22,556 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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
Research Universities (very high research activity)
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 $9,156 $9,786 $10,168 -4%
Out-of-state $23,732 $25,362 $26,352 -4%
Books and supplies $936 $936 $950 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,328 $7,764 $8,026 -3%
Other $4,070 $3,720 $3,920 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $21,490 $22,206 $23,064 -4%
Off Campus $10,092 $10,722 $11,118 -9%
Off Campus with Family $10,092 $10,722 $11,118 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $36,066 $37,782 $39,248 -5%
Off Campus $24,668 $26,298 $27,302 -4%
Off Campus with Family $24,668 $26,298 $27,302 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,768
In-state fees $400
Out-of-state tuition $25,952
Out-of-state fees $400
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,916
In-state fee $400
Out-of-state tuition $23,444
Out-of-state fees $400
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 3,963 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,695 84% $27,537,970 $7,453
Federal grants 957 22% $4,747,933 $4,961
Pell grants 949 21% $3,866,180 $4,074
Other federal grants 923 21% $881,753 $955
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,426 55% $12,475,503 $5,142
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,579 58% $10,314,534 $3,999
Student loan aid 2,169 49% $13,173,174 $6,073
Federal student loans 2,153 49% $11,198,856 $5,202
Other student loans 163 4% $1,974,318 $12,112
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 15,350 72% $114,882,515 $7,484
Pell grants 5,238 24% $21,517,627 $4,108
Federal student loans 10,382 49% $70,289,319 $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 $14,829 $14,913 $15,487
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 $9,073 $8,719 $9,417
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,111 $10,831 $12,178
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,356 $14,989 $15,655
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,005 $16,791 $17,314
$110,001 and more $17,145 $17,573 $18,361

• 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 30,721
Undergraduate enrollment 22,556
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,960
Graduate enrollment 8,165
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 18,485 7,778 10,707
Percent admitted 70% 71% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 71% 26% 23%
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 2926 66%
ACT 2506 56%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 560 650
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 22 30
ACT Math 23 27
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, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 78172
Baseball 42-
Basketball 1330
Equestrian -38
Football 113-
Golf 108
Soccer 2929
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 2642
Tennis 911
Volleyball -19

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1917 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

06/27/2010 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

01/15/2006 - 06/27/2010Pre-Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

07/24/1939 - 07/01/2010Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1925 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

04/28/2004 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/01/1969 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/01/1974 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/14/1976 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1991 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

09/29/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

09/29/2001 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

12/01/1999 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

02/01/1969 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

10/27/1977 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1974 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

04/01/1999 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

09/01/1959 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1988 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

01/01/1961 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations2869 99
Liquor law violations302126
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 244661
Liquor law violations 22614
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 322
Aggravated assault 278
Burglary 6887113
Motor vehicle theft 152622
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 234
Burglary 363862
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 Rate3%
Number in default137
Number in repayment4,550

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00344800

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 Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1-------
European Studies/Civilization3-------
Latin American Studies1-------
Women's Studies311------
Category total1711------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology0-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3-95----
Biomedical Sciences, General-9102----
Biostatistics--42----
Epidemiology--64----
Exercise Physiology177-525----
Human/Medical Genetics---6----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography31-25----
Category total43393649----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting14--50----
Business Administration and Management, General166-11123----
Business/Managerial Economics38-------
Finance, General69-------
Hospitality Administration/Management, General139-012----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---35----
Insurance10-------
International Business/Trade/Commerce12--130----
Management Science16-------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General199-------
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6-------
Office Management and Supervision39-------
Real Estate28-------
Retailing and Retail Operations127--1----
Tourism and Travel Services Management7-------
Category total1783-11351----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising75-------
Broadcast Journalism37-------
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia48-------
Health Communication-1------
Journalism27--24----
Mass Communication/Media Studies--3-----
Public Relations/Image Management154-------
Category total3411324----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General35-------
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-1------
Information Science/Studies0-------
Category total351------
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education14--11----
Business Teacher Education---8----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services---38----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-06-31---
Curriculum and Instruction--7-----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching125-28----
Education, General--094---
Educational Evaluation and Research--52----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--3211312---
Educational/Instructional Technology---5----
Elementary Education and Teaching81--58----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-17-0----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching28-------
Music Teacher Education--18----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching31-316----
Reading Teacher Education--026----
Secondary Education and Teaching--137----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--0-----
Special Education and Teaching, General--015----
Category total279175735447---
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering20-20----
Chemical Engineering31-96----
Civil Engineering, General64-119----
Computer Engineering, General13-215----
Computer Software Engineering---2----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering42-1015----
Engineering Science0-------
Mechanical Engineering87-418----
Nuclear Engineering--112----
Category total257-2987----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing---7----
English Language and Literature, General5-1118----
Category total103-1125----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4-------
Comparative Literature1-42----
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General---5----
French Language and Literature7--3----
German Language and Literature5--1----
Linguistics-327----
Russian Language and Literature4-------
Spanish Language and Literature14-07----
Category total613625----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer0-------
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--2-----
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist3-------
Environmental Health--17----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management---12----
Medicine-----80--
Nurse Anesthetist---28----
Nursing Administration---00---
Nursing Science--1112----
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--40----
Pharmacy-----105--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--18-----
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0----
Public Health Education and Promotion--525----
Public Health, General-2623----
Public Health, Other28-------
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing---13----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing----5---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse224-------
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-8-12----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist---51----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-17------
Category total25527471835185--
History Colleges
History, General9-23----
Public/Applied History---7----
Category total116-210----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration60-10----
Category total1530-10----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law-----229--
Category total-----229--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other5-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies75-----6-
Category total80-----6-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-301631---
Category total-301631---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General---5----
Mathematics, General1-48----
Statistics, General3012----
Category total400515----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology-5------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other---6----
Museology/Museum Studies-2------
Category total-7-6----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1-------
Category total1-------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management141--23----
Category total141--23----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2-20----
Religion/Religious Studies6--2----
Category total34-22----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-199----
Geology/Earth Science, General7-818----
Geophysics and Seismology4-------
Physical Sciences, Other---6----
Physics, General5-86----
Category total58-3539----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--43----
Experimental Psychology5-12----
School Psychology--73----
Category total289-128----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration---13----
Social Work4-5247----
Category total4-5260----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology5135----
Archeology-1------
Criminology--0-----
Economics, General4-06----
Geography1-38----
International Relations and Affairs6-013----
Political Science and Government, General12-60----
Social Sciences, Other---13----
Sociology5-31----
Category total42221546----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5--2----
Conducting--73----
Dance, General1-------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--10----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies9-------
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other3--3----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1--6----
Music History, Literature, and Theory---1----
Music Performance, General-2410---15
Music Theory and Composition--02----
Music, General65-------
Music, Other--21----
Voice and Opera---1----
Category total23121339---15
Grand total67183289171953414615