University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton, SC 29909


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,005
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 842 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)

University of South Carolina-Beaufort is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,148 applications and 1,399 students were granted admission. University of South Carolina-Beaufort is at the #63 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, 70% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 16% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 1030
ACT18 to 24

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of South Carolina-Beaufort charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $20,244 and in-state students paid $9,780.

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 = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of University of South Carolina-Beaufort's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,587 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Carolina-Beaufort in 2016-2017, was 349, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,602 (which is 5.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of South Carolina-Beaufort has enrolled a total of 2,005 students (1,746 students full-time and 259 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,005 students, 197 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 16 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Black/African American: 22%

Hispanic: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of South Carolina-Beaufort.

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 18% 88
Social Sciences 14% 68 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8% 38
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 30
Education 6% 30
English Language And Literature/letters 4% 20
History 3% 16
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 12
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 12
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

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 University of South Carolina-Beaufort 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: $32,738

The typical median income of University of South Carolina-Beaufort graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,000. Last year, out of the total 516 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 464 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 368 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 316 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,000 $33,000
Employment Rate 90% 86%
Total Graduates 516 368

Campus Location

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