University of South Carolina Lancaster

Tel: (803)3137000
1,832 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
University of South Carolina Lancaster serves 1,832 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
University of South Carolina Lancaster is the only community colleges within Lancaster County, SC.
The nearest community college is York Technical College (18.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of South Carolina Lancaster Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,832 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,832 students
1,283 students
University of South Carolina Lancaster Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
843 students
832 students
University of South Carolina Lancaster Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 989 students
1,021 students
University of South Carolina Lancaster Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of South Carolina Lancaster sch enrollment University of South Carolina Lancaster sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
University of South Carolina Lancaster Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
University of South Carolina Lancaster Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
28%
12%
University of South Carolina Lancaster Black (2006-2012)
% White
62%
66%
University of South Carolina Lancaster White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
University of South Carolina Lancaster More (2009-2012)
University of South Carolina Lancaster sch ethnicity University of South Carolina Lancaster sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.45
University of South Carolina Lancaster Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,045 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has declined by 44% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,620 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has declined by 42% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,045 $5,845
University of South Carolina Lancaster In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,620 $10,047
University of South Carolina Lancaster Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 86%
78%
University of South Carolina Lancaster Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 893
940
University of South Carolina Lancaster sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 435
465
University of South Carolina Lancaster sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 458
475
University of South Carolina Lancaster sat math (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 18
20
ACT English 18
19
ACT Math 18
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Established in 1959, USC Lancaster admits all students who show promise of academic success.  Most of USCL's students are first generation college students from rural areas, small towns, and cities across the central Piedmont area of the Carolinas.  Through a broad commitment to equity, an extensive scholarship and financial aid program, and a variety of weekday and evening course offerings, USC Lancaster seeks to make education accessible, affordable, and convenient to the residents of this area.We are more than proud of our history, we are also excited about the future.  In 2000, USC Lancaster opened a $10.7 million building, the James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.  In 2003, the campus completed another major building project with the expansion and renovation of Medford Library. In 2005, the campus opened the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center on newly acquired property adjacent to the campus. In 2013, the campus broke ground on a new classroom building, Founders Hall, to be opened in 2014.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • Rock Hill York Technical College
    Public
    452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill , SC , 29730
    (803)327-8000
    18.1  Mi  |  4849  students
  • Rock Hill Clinton Junior College
    Private not-for-profit
    1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill , SC , 29730
    (803)327-7402
    19  Mi  |  148  students
  • Charlotte ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South
    Public
    4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200
    Charlotte , NC , 28217
    (704)423-3100
    31.7  Mi  |  517  students
  • Charlotte The Art Institute of Charlotte
    Private for-profit
    Three Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte , NC , 28217
    (704)357-8020
    31.8  Mi  |  1253  students
  • Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
    Public
    1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte , NC , 28203
    (704)355-5043
    32.2  Mi  |  445  students

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,744 per year for in-state students and $9,275 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.