University of South Carolina-Union
Union, SC 29379-0729


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 839
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing No
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-Union is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 345 applications and 246 students were granted admission. University of South Carolina-Union is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 168 2 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, 75% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 10% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT700 to 810
ACT15 to 16

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

University of South Carolina-Union charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,206 and in-state students paid $6,302.

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 = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of University of South Carolina-Union's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 78% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,820 (which is 10.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Carolina-Union in 2016-2017, was 64, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,682 (which is 24.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of South Carolina-Union has enrolled a total of 839 students (258 students full-time and 581 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 839 students, 14 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 10 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Black/African American: 20%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at University of South Carolina-Union.

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 67% 100

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

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-Union full-time students who started class in 2013 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: $25,082

The typical median income of University of South Carolina-Union graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,900. Last year, out of the total 178 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 153 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 167 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 134 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,900 $31,500
Employment Rate 86% 80%
Total Graduates 178 167

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of South Carolina-Union.

York Technical College
38.5 mile away
Gaston College
47.8 mile away
Mercy School of Nursing
55.4 mile away