University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie

465 James Brandt Blvd
Allendale, SC 29810
Tel: (800)922-5500
1,076 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 1,076 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
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 (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 34 staff
44 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,076 has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,076 students 1,090 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
# Full-Time Students 542 students
708 students
# Part-Time Students 534 students
524 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident 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. 0.62 0.54

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,284 is more than the state average of $4,396. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,158 is more than the state average of $8,104. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,284 $4,396
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,158 $8,104
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Percent Admitted 53%
SAT Total Avg. 820
SAT Reading 410
SAT Math 410
ACT Total Avg. 50
ACT Composite 17
ACT English 17
ACT Math 16
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

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  • 2,340 students | 52.50 MiOne Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd
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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.