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AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
University of South Carolina-Columbia Campus, Columbia, SC
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2020 Tuition & Fees and 2021 Estimation

For undergraduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $12,688 for in-state students and $33,928 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2020 tuition and fees are $14,137 for in-state students and $30,160 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2021 tuition & fees are $12,760 for South Carolina residents and $34,570 for out-of-state students. The estimated 2021 graduate school tuition & fees are $14,225 for South Carolina residents and $30,735 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $53,900. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Chemical Engineering program shows the highest salary with $68,800 after graduating from University of South Carolina-Columbia.
2019-20 Tuition & Fees2020-21 Estimation
South Carolina 2019-2020 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
University of South Carolina-Columbia 2020-2021 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2020-2021 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2020 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at University of South Carolina-Columbia is 69% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29%. The average graduation rate is 77%. Total 34,795 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2020 Key Academics Statistics at South Carolina
Admission Stats »69% Acceptance Rate / 29% Yield
Test Scores »1,275 SAT / 28 ACT
Graduation Rate »77%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate88%(full-time), 50% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.88% (17 to 1)
Student Population »34,795 (26,733 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,499
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$53,900
Average Salary by Field of Study$14,200 - $68,800

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

University of South Carolina-Columbia offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at South Carolina
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
South Carolina provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at South Carolina
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Special Characteristics

Next table illustrates special characteristics of University of South Carolina-Columbia.
South Carolina Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeYes
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity9,049

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