University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Tel: (803)313-7000
1,738 students
Public institution
School Highlights
University of South Carolina-Lancaster serves 1,738 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
University of South Carolina-Lancaster is the only community colleges within Lancaster County, SC.
The nearest community college is York Technical College (18.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
College University of South Carolina-Lancaster (SC) 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
Total Faculty 56 staff
44 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,738 has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,738 students 1,090 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 700 students
708 students
# Part-Time Students 1,038 students
524 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
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 0.54

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,045 is less than the state average of $4,396. The in-state tuition has declined by 50% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,620 is less than the state average of $8,104. The out-state tuition has declined by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,045 $4,396
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,620 $8,104
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Percent Admitted 64%
SAT Total Avg. 893
SAT Reading 435
SAT Math 458
ACT Total Avg. 54
ACT Composite 18
ACT English 18
ACT Math 18
Source: 2014 (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.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,396 per year for in-state students and $8,104 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,547 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 69%. 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Virginia College-Greenville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.