University of South Carolina-Union

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,548

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,008

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.5%

479 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

903

33.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

13%

17 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Union is a higher education institution located in Union County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Union were .

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Union. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (21 degrees), 1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $6,548, which is $-866 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $6,548, which is $-866 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,008.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,548

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union was $6,548. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $-866 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$11,008

2017 Value

6.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of South Carolina-Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,008. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Union grew by 6.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,840

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Union was of $6,840 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Union received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.43% with respect to 2016, when 92% 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.

17%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Union was 17%, which represents 27 out of the 159 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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Admissions

University of South Carolina-Union received 479 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 38.8% annual growth. Out of those 479 applicants, 357 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.5% acceptance rate.

There were 903 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in 2017, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Union has an overall enrollment yield of 50.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

357

Accepted Out of 479

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union was 74.5% (357 admissions from 479 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 38.8%, while admissions grew by 45.1%.

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SAT Scores

31%

Submission Percentage

57

Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Union in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Union has a total enrollment of 903 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 299 students and the part-time enrollment is 604. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Asian, 0.443% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.4%), followed by White Female (29.1%) and Black or African American Female (18.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 903 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 299 and the part-time enrollment is 604. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

38%

2017 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 University of South Carolina-Union was 38%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), University of South Carolina-Union had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    614

  2. Black or African American

    183

  3. Two or More Races

    30

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union is 68% White, 20.3% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Asian, 0.443% 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 33 students (3.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 14 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Union. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Union are unknown (21 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Union is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Union, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (62 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,941 people), Other managers (20,245 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (15,075 people), Education administrators (13,416 people), and Chief executives & legislators (10,834 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (62 degrees awarded).

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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 University of South Carolina-Union are Surgeons, Physicians, Information security analysts, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (62 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Elementary & secondary schools (97,748 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (25,896 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (18,541 people), Legal services (16,376 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (14,593 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (62 degrees awarded).

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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 University of South Carolina-Union.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Union was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 24

  2. 38

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (38).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.632 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 38 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.58 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Union completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (27.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Union is Male and White (27.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 29.4% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

  2. White

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Union is unknown (21 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (21 degrees).

33.9% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    13 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    12 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Carolina-Union is black or african american female (13 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (12 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at nearly $1.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.31k (0.407%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Union had a total salary expenditure of $5.07M. University of South Carolina-Union employs 5 Assistant professors, 3 Instructors, and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Union are Female Assistant professors (4), Male Instructors(2), and Male Associate professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union are: Office and Administrative Support, with 7 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 6 employees, and Management with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.3M

2017 Endowment

9.18%

growth from 2016

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at about $1.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Union grew 9.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.35M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at University of South Carolina-Union (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $40.9k - Federal

  2. $1.53M - State

  3. $78k - Local

As of 2017, University of South Carolina-Union received $40.9k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.53M from state grants and contracts, and $78k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.43M

2017 Salaries

15.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Union paid a median of $2.43M in salaries, which represents 47.9% of their overall expenditure ($5.07M) and a 15.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.86% decline from 2015 and a 1.44% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$682k

Instructional Salaries

11

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of South Carolina-Union paid a total of $682k to 11 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

5 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

7 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Assistant professor with 5 employees; Instructor with 3 employees; and Instructor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees; and Management with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union was Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, Male Instructor with 2 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

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

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