University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie

465 James Brandt Blvd
Allendale, SC 29810
Tel: (800)922-5500
1,020 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 1,020 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is the only community colleges within Allendale County, SC.
The nearest community college is Denmark Technical College (22.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie 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 34 staff
61 staff
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,020 has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,020 students 1,296 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 600 students
814 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 420 students
1,040 students
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
21%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
43%
15%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Black (2006-2013)
% White
43%
51%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Non Resident (2008-2013)
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie 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. 0.63 0.68
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,482 is more than the state average of $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,482 $5,660
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,632 $10,250
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 73%
81%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 820
945
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 410
465
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 410
480
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 50
58
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 17
20
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 17
19
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 16
19
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,761 per year for in-state students and $9,547 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,789 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.