Limestone College
Gaffney, SC 29340-3799


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,015
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 959 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)

Limestone College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,060 applications and only 1,458 students were granted admission. Limestone College is at the #46 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, 26% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 22% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT940 to 1100
ACT19 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Limestone College's tuition was $23,900 for all students regardless of residency (10.8% 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 Limestone College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 53% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,419 (which is 0.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Limestone College in 2016-2017, was 340, which is 80% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $10,565 (which is 79.2% above 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, Limestone College has enrolled a total of 3,015 students (2,197 students full-time and 818 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,015 students, 306 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 2,946 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 69 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,067 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 44%

White: 43%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Limestone College.

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
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 23% 142 36
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 23% 139 67
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 23% 138 0
History 1% 8
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 8
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 6
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 4
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 0% 3 1
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 2

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 Limestone College 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 Limestone College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,300. Last year, out of the total 1,155 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,040 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,257 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,094 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,300 $36,700
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 1,155 1,257

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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13.5 mile away
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16.7 mile away
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