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 lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
University of South Carolina-Union is the only community colleges within Union County, SC.
The nearest community college is Spartanburg Methodist College (25.80 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 485 has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 79% over five years.
Total Enrollment 485 students 1,315 students
University of South Carolina-Union Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
22:1
University of South Carolina-Union Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 235 students
815 students
University of South Carolina-Union Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 250 students
1,061 students
University of South Carolina-Union Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
University of South Carolina-Union Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
20%
University of South Carolina-Union Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
22%
15%
University of South Carolina-Union Black (2006-2013)
% White
40%
49%
University of South Carolina-Union White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
University of South Carolina-Union More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
35%
6%
University of South Carolina-Union Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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. 0.79 0.70
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 $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,482 $5,590
University of South Carolina-Union In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,632 $10,086
University of South Carolina-Union Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
University of South Carolina-Union % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 77%
81%
University of South Carolina-Union Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 883
945
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 425
465
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 458
480
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 46
58
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 15
20
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 15
19
University of South Carolina-Union ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 16
19
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Math (2006-2013)
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 Methodist College
    Private not-for-profit
    813 students | 25.80 Mi1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29301
    (8.6)458-7400
    25.80813
  • 5,916 students | 27.60 Mi107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    (864)592-4600
    27.605,916
  • Clinton College
    Private not-for-profit
    185 students | 35.50 Mi1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803)327-7402
    35.50185
  • 5,030 students | 38.50 Mi452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803)327-8000
    38.505,030
  • 398 students | 39.40 MiSix Independence Pointe
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864)288-0777
    39.40398
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.