South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC 29117-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,905
Religious affiliation None
HBCU
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,414 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

86%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

South Carolina State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,847 applications and 2,455 students were granted admission. South Carolina State University is at the #84 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, 79% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 40% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT680 to 873
ACT14 to 17

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
$25
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

South Carolina State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $19,018 and in-state students paid $8,938.

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

$21,058
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$8,938
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$19,018
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of South Carolina State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 82% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,824 (which is 8.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at South Carolina State University in 2016-2017, was 408, which is 83% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,608 (which is 24.6% above the national average.)

$4,824
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$6,608
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
95%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, South Carolina State University has enrolled a total of 2,905 students (2,493 students full-time and 412 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,905 students, 132 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 2,529 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 376 for graduates studies.

2,905
Total Enrollment
132
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 94%

White: 4%

Hispanic: 0%

Asian: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at South Carolina State 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
Education 21% 308
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 227
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 7% 99
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6% 84
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 60
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 56
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 56
Psychology 3% 50
Social Sciences 2% 28
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 26

Graduation & Dropout Rates

38%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

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 South Carolina State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
38%
Dropout rate
20%
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

$21,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of South Carolina State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,300. Last year, out of the total 1,682 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,547 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,435 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,306 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,300 $28,400
Employment Rate 92% 91%
Total Graduates 1,682 1,435

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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65.6 mile away
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72.3 mile away
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83.7 mile away
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89.7 mile away