University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,821
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,048 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
No
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
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

55%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of South Carolina-Upstate is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,791 applications and 2,071 students were granted admission. University of South Carolina-Upstate is at the #53 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 35% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1040
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of South Carolina-Upstate charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,708 and in-state students paid $10,710.

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

$14,446
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$10,710
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$21,708
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of University of South Carolina-Upstate's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 56% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,696 (which is 6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2016-2017, was 578, which is 72% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,935 (which is 11.9% above the national average.)

$4,696
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,935
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
98%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of South Carolina-Upstate has enrolled a total of 5,821 students (4,502 students full-time and 1,319 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,821 students, 757 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 5,578 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 243 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 295 students for distance studies.

5,821
Total Enrollment
757
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 56%

Black/African American: 27%

Hispanic: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

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

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 26% 628 4
Education 12% 296 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 178
Psychology 6% 144
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 116
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 82
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 80
History 2% 36
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 1% 22 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 12

Graduation & Dropout Rates

42%
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-Upstate full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
23%
Dropout rate
34%
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

$32,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of South Carolina-Upstate graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,100. Last year, out of the total 2,066 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,921 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,848 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,645 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,100 $36,300
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 2,066 1,848

Campus Location

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