Graduate Programs Overview

University of South Carolina-Columbia is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Columbia, South Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $14,137 for South Carolina residents and $30,160 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds -nine graduate programs: 110 Master's, 72 Doctorate, 30 Post-Bachelor's, 7 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,604 students have been conferred Master's degree and 943 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of South Carolina-Columbia
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC
Graduate School Students7,862 students
1,462 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$14,137
Out-of-State$30,160
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 219 Graduate Programs
110 Master's, 7 Doctorate, 37 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of South Carolina-Columbia with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Carolina residents, the tuition & fees are $14,137 and $30,160 for non-South Carolina residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $572 for South Carolina residents and $1,240 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$13,737$29,760
Fees$400$400
Cost per Credit$572$1,240
Books & Supplies$1,085
Room & Board$10,962 (On-Campus) / $11,239 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,386 (On-Campus) / $4,386 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,570$46,593
Off-Campus Total$30,847$46,870
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$12,798$13,254$14,050$14,137$14,137
Out-of-State$27,408$28,368$29,596$30,160$30,160

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of South Carolina-Columbia offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 648 major areas - 109 Master's (2 online programs), 68 Doctorate , 29 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 6 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total1,60494327252
Men5344231544
Women1,07052011848
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Library Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Library Science
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 35,364 students enrolled in University of South Carolina-Columbia including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,862 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,119 male and 4,743 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,414 full-time and 2,448 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,462 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 951 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total7,862
Men Students3,119
Women Students4,743
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total7,862
Full-time Students5,414
Part-time Students2,448
By race/ethnicity 5,206 White, 795 Black, and 239 Asian students are attending at University of South Carolina-Columbia. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total7,862
American Indian /
Native American
9
Asian239
Black795
Hispanic275
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
4
White5,206
Two or more races217
Un-Known150
147 students are younger than 22 and 1,108 students are older than 65. The school has 4,692 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,915 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total7,862
21 & Under147
22-242,127
25-292,565
30-341,242
35-39673
40 & Over1,108
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1,462 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 951 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,862
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,462
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses951
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses5,449
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,462
South Carolina Resident1,065
Other State In U.S.397
Outside of U.S.0



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