University of South Carolina-Union

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,547
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
24.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
352 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,071
30.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.7%
51 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 2020, 52 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Union. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (37 degrees), 3.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $7,158, which is $−822 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $7,158, which is $−822 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,547.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending University of South Carolina-Union received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,158
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union was $7,158. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $−822 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$11,547
2020 Value
1.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of South Carolina-Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,547. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Union grew by 1.01%.

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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 2020. 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 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Union received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.2% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
24.4%
2018 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Union was 24.4%, which represents 31 out of the 127 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 352 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 76.4% annual decline. Out of those 352 applicants, 294 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,071 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in 2020, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Union has an overall enrollment yield of 44.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
294
Accepted Out of 352

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union was 83.5% (294 admissions from 352 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −76.4%, while admissions declined by −78.5%.

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SAT Scores

51%
Submission Percentage
65
Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Union in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Union has a total enrollment of 1,071 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 324 students and the part-time enrollment is 747. This means that 30.3% 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 71.3% White, 16.7% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 2.61% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0934% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.6%), followed by White Female (29.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,071 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 324 and the part-time enrollment is 747. This means that 30.3% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2020 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 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    764
  2. Black or African American
    179
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union is 71.3% White, 16.7% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 2.61% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0934% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 23 students (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 12 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Union. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Union is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 3.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 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 (52 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 (59,315 people), Other managers (20,709 people), Education administrators (12,385 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (10,919 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (10,609 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (52 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, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (52 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 (101,608 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (26,555 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (20,590 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (13,666 people), and Computer Systems Design (13,570 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (52 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

20
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 20 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.625 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 32 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% 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, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Carolina-Union is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.92% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Union is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 3.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

1.92% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    19 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Carolina-Union is white female (19 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (18 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at nearly $1.37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.1k (0.96%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, University of South Carolina-Union had a total salary expenditure of $7.63M. University of South Carolina-Union employs 6 Assistant professors, 5 Instructors, and 2 Professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Union are Female Assistant professors (4), Female Instructors(3), and Male Instructors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union are: Management, with 7 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 6 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.37M
2020 Endowment
1.92%
decline from 2019

University of South Carolina-Union has an endowment valued at about $1.37M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Union declined 1.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.06M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $237k - Federal
  2. $2.33M - State
  3. $26.5k - Local

As of 2020, University of South Carolina-Union received $237k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.33M from state grants and contracts, and $26.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.38M
2020 Salaries
8.78%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of South Carolina-Union paid a median of $3.38M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($7.63M) and a 8.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.8% growth from 2018 and a 14.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$897k
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of South Carolina-Union paid a total of $897k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Assistant professor with 6 employees; Instructor with 5 employees; and Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Management with 7 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 6 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union was Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, Female Instructor with 3 employees, and Male Instructor with 2 employees.

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

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