Anderson University
Anderson, SC 29621-4035


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,432
Religious affiliation Baptist
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,524 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Anderson University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,316 applications and 1,788 students were granted admission. Anderson University is at the #52 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 76% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT930 to 1145
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Anderson University's tuition was $23,470 for all students regardless of residency (12.4% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Anderson University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,956 (which is 10.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Anderson University in 2016-2017, was 623, which is 94% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,597 (which is 39% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Anderson University has enrolled a total of 3,432 students (2,690 students full-time and 742 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,432 students, 188 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 33% men and 67% women and 2,944 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 488 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 696 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 80%

Black/African American: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Anderson University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 148 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 11% 100 14
Theology And Religious Vocations 9% 87
Education 9% 78 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 57 35
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 46
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 5% 46 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 40
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 30
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 10 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Anderson University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Anderson University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,400. Last year, out of the total 644 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 586 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 645 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 581 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,400 $34,300
Employment Rate 91% 90%
Total Graduates 644 645

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Anderson University.

Erskine College
19.1 mile away
Furman University
30.4 mile away
Emmanuel College
33 mile away
Toccoa Falls College
41.1 mile away
Presbyterian College
43.7 mile away
Brevard College
50.1 mile away
Wofford College
50.4 mile away