Medical University of South Carolina

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,622
0% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
1.36%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,971
92.5% Full-Time

About

Medical University of South Carolina is a higher education institution located in Charleston County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Medical University of South Carolina were Registered Nursing (218 degrees awarded), General Health Services (5 degrees), and Cardiovascular Technologist (0 degrees).

In 2019, 1,007 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Medical University of South Carolina. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (734 degrees), 8.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Medical University of South Carolina is $15,622, which is $1,122 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Medical University of South Carolina is $15,622, which is $1,122 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,622
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Medical University of South Carolina was $15,622. The cost of tuition at Medical University of South Carolina is $1,122 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Medical University of South Carolina received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 14.9% with respect to 2018, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.36%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Medical University of South Carolina was 1.36%, which represents 11 out of the 810 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Medical University of South Carolina has a total enrollment of 2,971 students. The full-time enrollment at Medical University of South Carolina is 2,747 students and the part-time enrollment is 224. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at Medical University of South Carolina are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Medical University of South Carolina, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 8.92% Black or African American, 6.36% Asian, 5.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Medical University of South Carolina in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.8%), followed by White Male (11.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Medical University of South Carolina, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,971 students. The full-time enrollment at Medical University of South Carolina is 2,747 and the part-time enrollment is 224. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at Medical University of South Carolina are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Medical University of South Carolina was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Medical University of South Carolina had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,094
  2. Black or African American
    265
  3. Asian
    189

The enrolled student population at Medical University of South Carolina is 70.5% White, 8.92% Black or African American, 6.36% Asian, 5.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 327 more women than men received degrees from Medical University of South Carolina. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Medical University of South Carolina is white (734 degrees awarded). There were 8.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Medical University of South Carolina is Registered Nursing (218 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (5 degrees) and Cardiovascular Technologist (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Medical University of South Carolina, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (952 degrees awarded) and Biology (55 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are Registered nurses (1,438,611 people), Physicians (481,212 people), Pharmacists (183,457 people), Medical & health services managers (179,021 people), and Other managers (148,212 people).

The most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are Health (952 degrees awarded) and Biology (55 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are Surgeons, Actuaries, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are Health (952 degrees awarded) and Biology (55 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,844,281 people), Offices of physicians (404,938 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,016 people), Elementary & secondary schools (326,565 people), and Outpatient care centers (300,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Medical University of South Carolina are Health (952 degrees awarded) and Biology (55 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Medical University of South Carolina.
Most Common
  1. 218 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Medical University of South Carolina was Registered Nursing with 218 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

340
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
667
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 340 degrees were awarded to men at Medical University of South Carolina, which is 0.51 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (667).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Medical University of South Carolina in Medicine, which is 1.19 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 185 degrees were awarded to women at Medical University of South Carolina in Registered Nursing, which is 5.61 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Medical University of South Carolina is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    734 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Medical University of South Carolina is white (734 degrees awarded). There were 8.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (88 degrees).

3.77% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    494 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    240 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Medical University of South Carolina is white female (494 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (240 degrees).

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Operations

Medical University of South Carolina has an endowment valued at nearly $376M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.23M (1.13%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Medical University of South Carolina had a total salary expenditure of $828M. Medical University of South Carolina employs 44 Associate professors, 43 Assistant professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at Medical University of South Carolina are Female Assistant professors (30), Female Associate professors(28), and Female Instructors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Medical University of South Carolina are: Management, with 483 employees, Research, with 349 employees, and Service with 147 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$376M
2019 Endowment
1.16%
growth from 2018

Medical University of South Carolina has an endowment valued at about $376M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Medical University of South Carolina grew 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $365M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $167M - Federal
  2. $10.2M - State
  3. $197k - Local

As of 2019, Medical University of South Carolina received $167M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.2M from state grants and contracts, and $197k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$300M
2019 Salaries
3.13%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Medical University of South Carolina paid a median of $300M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($828M) and a 3.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.76% decline from 2017 and a 7.58% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2019, Medical University of South Carolina paid a total of $17.5M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.82% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
483 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Medical University of South Carolina were Associate professor with 44 employees; Assistant professor with 43 employees; and Assistant professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Medical University of South Carolina were Management with 483 employees; Research with 349 employees; and Service with 147 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Medical University of South Carolina was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Instructor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Medical University of South Carolina.

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