University of South Carolina-Union

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,158
2022 Average Net Price
$11,868
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.38%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
236 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,098
26.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.8%
44 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Union is a higher education institution located in Union County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Union were Liberal Arts & Sciences (97 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Union. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (70 degrees), 3.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $7,158, which is $−954 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $7,158, which is $−954 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,868.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending University of South Carolina-Union received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,158
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union was $7,158. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Union is $−954 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,868
2022 Value
4.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of South Carolina-Union had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,868. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Union grew by 4.21%.

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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 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Union received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
6.38%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Union was 6.38%, which represents 9 out of the 141 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of South Carolina-Union received 236 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20% annual growth. Out of those 236 applicants, 189 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,098 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in 2022.

University of South Carolina-Union has an overall enrollment yield of 58.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
189
Accepted Out of 236

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union was 80.1% (189 admissions from 236 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20%, while admissions declined by −28.4%..

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Union had a total enrollment of 1,098 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 294 students and the part-time enrollment is 804. This means that 26.8% 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 67.6% White, 14% Black or African American, 5.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, and 0.455% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (32%) and Black or African American Female (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,098 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Union is 294 and the part-time enrollment is 804. This means that 26.8% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Union are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2022 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 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    742 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    154 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Union is 67.6% White, 14% Black or African American, 5.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, and 0.455% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 66 students (6.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 21 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 (70 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Union is Liberal Arts & Sciences (97 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (97 degrees awarded).

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 (55,339 people), Other managers (23,191 people), Secondary school teachers (13,221 people), Education administrators (13,205 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (11,967 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 (104,011 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (29,163 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (22,927 people), Computer Systems Design (16,507 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (14,909 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Union are Liberal Arts & Humanities (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
97 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Union was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 97 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

38
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
59
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.644 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Union in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.55 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% 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, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of South Carolina-Union is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    70 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Union is white (70 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    41 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Carolina-Union is white female (41 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (29 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Union employs 7 Instructors, 7 Assistant professors and 3 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Union are Female Assistant professor (5), Female Instructor (4), and Male Instructor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union are: Management, with 10 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $49.6k - Federal
  2. $2.09M - State
  3. $33.9k - Local

As of 2022, University of South Carolina-Union received $49.6k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.09M from state grants and contracts, and $33.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.02M
2022 Salaries
7.43%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of South Carolina-Union paid a median of $4.02M in salaries, a 7.43% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.11M
Instructional Salaries
18
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of South Carolina-Union paid a total of $1.11M to 18 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Instructor with 7 employees, Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union were Management with 10 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Union was Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, Female Instructor with 4 employees, and Male Instructor with 3 employees.

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

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