University of South Carolina-Union

309 East Academy St
Union, SC 29379
Tel: (864)429-8728
485 students
Public institution
The University of South Carolina Union is a public multidimensional learning center of the University of South Carolina system chartered to serve seven rural counties, and committed to providing outreach, broad access, and a full range of USC programs and services.
School Highlights:
University of South Carolina-Union serves 485 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
University of South Carolina-Union is the only community colleges within Union County, SC.
The nearest community college is Spartanburg Methodist College (25.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Union 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 18 staff
59 staff
University of South Carolina-Union Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 485 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
485 students
1,282 students
University of South Carolina-Union Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
University of South Carolina-Union student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
235 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 250 students
1,017 students
University of South Carolina-Union Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
University of South Carolina-Union Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
% White
University of South Carolina-Union White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
University of South Carolina-Union Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1% 2%
University of South Carolina-Union 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. 0.47 0.53
University of South Carolina-Union 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
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Percent Admitted 77%
University of South Carolina-Union Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 883
University of South Carolina-Union sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 425
SAT Math 458
University of South Carolina-Union sat math (2006-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 15
ACT English 15
ACT Math 16
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The University of South Carolina at Union was one of the first Regional Campuses established by The Univsersity of South Carolina. For over thirty years USC Union has provided low-cost, fully-accredited courses which satisfy the degree requirements at USC and at other colleges and universities. USC Union provides students with personal attention, small classes, financial aid opportunities, and co-curricular activities. The campus, which is located on East Main Street (Highway 49, east), consists of four buildings. The Main Building, that was beautifully restored in 1991, houses classrooms, administrative offices, science laboratories, the students lounge, the auditorium. The Central Building, that was renovated in 1988, houses classrooms, the central administrative offices, and the library. The Truluck Activity Center provides space for recreational and social activities. USCU confers the associate degree in science and in arts. USC Union also offers the courses which allow a student to complete USC Columbia's Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. In addition to traditional courses, USCU offers a variety of courses through USC Distance Education. These courses are offered through videocassette and both open-circuit and closed-circuit television. Distance education also allows students to complete graduate programs through the Graduate Regional Studies (GRS) program.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Spartanburg Spartanburg Methodist College
    Private not-for-profit
    1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29301
    25.8  Mi  |  813  students
  • Spartanburg Spartanburg Community College
    107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    27.6  Mi  |  5916  students
  • Rock Hill Clinton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    35.5  Mi  |  185  students
  • Rock Hill York Technical College
    452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    38.5  Mi  |  5030  students
  • Greenville ITT Technical Institute-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    Six Independence Pointe
    Greenville, SC 29615
    39.4  Mi  |  398  students
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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.