University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie

465 James Brandt Blvd, Allendale
SC, 29810
Tel: (800)922-5500
1,166 students
Public institution
USC Salkehatchie plays an important role in helping the University fulfill its priority of providing students with an educational experience of the highest quality, grounded in the traditional liberal arts. USC Salkehatchie acts as a resource to its five-county area by serving as a focal point for the cultural and intellectual development of the area through providing various cultural, intellectual, economic, and education programs. Its academic, community development, cultural, public service, and recreational programs and services reflect USC Salkehatchie's purpose to enhance and enrich the communities of its service area and to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
School Highlights:
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie serves 1,166 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is the only community colleges within Allendale County, SC.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,166 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 24:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,166 students
1,287 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
690 students
832 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 476 students
1,021 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sch enrollment University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Asian (2006-2007)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
35%
12%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Black (2006-2012)
% White
59%
66%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie More (2009-2012)
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sch ethnicity University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie 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-Salkehatchie Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,284 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,158 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,284 $5,940
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,158 $10,072
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 71%
78%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 820
940
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 410
465
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 410
475
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie sat math (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 17
20
ACT English 17
19
ACT Math 16
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

USC Salkehatchie was established in 1965 as a regional center of the University of South Carolina as a result of local civic commitment initiated by residents from Allendale, Bamberg, and Hampton counties who organized a movement to create a regional campus in 1964. The General Assembly of South Carolina responded to this momentum by creating the Western Carolina Higher Education Commission, which is composed of two representatives from each of the participating counties. Barnwell County joined the compact three years later, followed by Colleton County in 1984. The expansion of facilities began in June 1972 when the Allendale Hut Complex, was deeded to the campus by Allendale County. USC Salkehatchie now owns homes and other buildings adjacent to the original building that now house faculty offices and the Extended Graduate Campus program. To provide for future expansion, the campus commission purchased 65 acres of adjoining land in February 1975. A master plan has been developed for future expansion of the campus. The Science/Administration Building is located on the 65-acre tract and has been available for classes since the fall 1981 semester. In 1983 the campus added the Salkehatchie Civic Arts Center. The most recent addition was a 29,500 square-foot Library/Computer Science Building, which opened for use in fall 1991, located next to the Science/Administration Building in the central part of campus. Also in 1991, the Sarah T. Winthrop Foundation donated an additional 94 acres adjacent to the original location, bringing the current holdings to over 150 acres. The Salkehatchie Regional Campus of the University of South Carolina offers the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate in Science degree as well as coursework applicable to a baccalaureate degree awarded by other institutions. The growth of USC Salkehatchie can also been seen in the expansion of its curricula. New areas of study have been added over the years, including applied professions, education, criminal justice, geography, music, physical education, and computer science.

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