University of South Carolina-Sumter

200 Miller Rd, Sumter
SC, 29150-2498
Tel: (803)775-8727
888 students
Public institution
The University of South Carolina Sumter, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership for the Sumter area. At the heart of this mission is a teaching faculty of high quality dedicated to excellence in instruction, scholarship, public and professional service and creative endeavor which enrich the classroom experience. USC Sumter offers a varied curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students to continue their education in the university and throughout life. The University of South Carolina Sumter recruits students prepared to begin or planning to complete a baccalaureate level education.
School Highlights:
University of South Carolina-Sumter serves 888 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
University of South Carolina-Sumter is one of 2 community colleges within Sumter County, SC.
The nearest community college is Central Carolina Technical College (0.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Sumter 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 888 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
888 students
1,287 students
University of South Carolina-Sumter Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
519 students
832 students
University of South Carolina-Sumter Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 369 students
1,021 students
University of South Carolina-Sumter Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
University of South Carolina-Sumter sch enrollment University of South Carolina-Sumter sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
University of South Carolina-Sumter Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
University of South Carolina-Sumter Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
26%
12%
University of South Carolina-Sumter Black (2006-2012)
% White
70%
66%
University of South Carolina-Sumter White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
University of South Carolina-Sumter More (2009-2011)
University of South Carolina-Sumter sch ethnicity University of South Carolina-Sumter 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. 0.44 0.45
University of South Carolina-Sumter 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-Sumter In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,158 $10,072
University of South Carolina-Sumter Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 50%
78%
University of South Carolina-Sumter Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 945
940
University of South Carolina-Sumter sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 475
465
University of South Carolina-Sumter sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 470
475
University of South Carolina-Sumter sat math (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 19
20
ACT English 19
19
ACT Math 18
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University of South Carolina Sumter was established to encourage higher education in Sumter and adjacent counties. It primarily serves students from Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and Kershaw counties. The institution itself grants the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and provides for the completion of selected bachelor degrees on campus through cooperative agreements with other institutions. As early as 1960, a dialogue was established between representatives of Sumter and Clemson University to establish a two-year branch campus. The desire for an institution of higher learning was not abated after the opening of Sumter Area Technical Center in 1962 and a partnership was struck in 1965 to establish Clemson's first academic branch in Sumter. The Sumter County Commission for Higher Education resisted this concept, but were ultimately forced to agree to the plot selected by Edwards. The site occupied 35 acres of grassy fields that once served as the Sumter Airport. The original campus designed by Charles McCreight consisted of four one-story buildings: an Administration Building, Classroom Building, Science Building and Library totaling 59,000 square feet. The Administration Building was sited on Miller Drive, considered the "front door" of the campus. The remaining buildings were located behind the Administration Building, forming a pedestrian courtyard between them. The landscape design by Robert Marvin featured many trees, mostly live oaks and bald cypress trees. The facility was formally dedicated on April 24, 1967. A full range of programs is available on the USC Sumter campus from associate degrees through a variety of graduate offerings. The bachelor's degree offerings in business administration, elementary education, early childhood education, interdisciplinary studies, and nursing meet the educational needs of most students without having to leave Sumter. A wide range of transfer programs is also available into undergraduate programs such as accounting, engineering, pharmacy, liberal arts, biology, computer science, criminal justice, media arts without loss of any credit.

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