University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Tel: (803)313-7000
1,810 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
University of South Carolina-Lancaster serves 1,810 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% 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 63 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 63 staff
59 staff
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,810 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,810 students
1,282 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
University of South Carolina-Lancaster student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
785 students
810 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,025 students
1,017 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
12%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Black (2006-2013)
% White
59%
57%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
15%
3%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster non_resident (2006-2013)
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,482 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,632 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,482 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,632 $10,294
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
89%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 89%
78%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 893
945
University of South Carolina-Lancaster sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 435
465
University of South Carolina-Lancaster sat reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 458
480
University of South Carolina-Lancaster sat math (2006-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 18
20
ACT English 18
19
ACT Math 18
19
Source: 2013 (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 Location Mi. Students
  • Rock Hill York Technical College
    Public
    452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803)327-8000
    18.1  Mi  |  5030  students
  • Rock Hill Clinton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803)327-7402
    19  Mi  |  185  students
  • Charlotte ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte South
    Private for-profit
    4135 Southstream Blvd. Suite 200
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    (704)423-3100
    31.7  Mi  |  408  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  |  1333  students
  • Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
    Public
    1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    (704)355-5043
    32.2  Mi  |  454  students

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 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 77%. 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 lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.