University of South Carolina-Union

309 East Academy St
Union, SC 29379
Tel: (864)429-8728
679 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 679 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
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 20 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
College University of South Carolina-Union (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 20 staff 44 staff

Student Body

The student population of 679 has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 679 students 1,090 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 34:1 28:1
# Full-Time Students 254 students 708 students
# Part-Time Students 425 students 524 students
% Hispanic
2%
3%
% Black
38%
27%
% White
53%
63%
% Unknown races
7%
3%
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. 0.57 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,284 is more than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,158 is more than the state average of $9,420. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,284 $4,676
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,158 $9,420
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 94%
Percent Admitted 71% 64%
SAT Total Avg. 883
888
SAT Reading 425 430
SAT Math 458 458
ACT Total Avg. 46
53
ACT Composite 15 18
ACT English 15 17
ACT Math 16 18
Source: 2014 (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
    793 students | 25.80 Mi1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg SC 29301
    (864)587-4000
    25.80793
  • 5,495 students | 27.60 Mi107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg SC 29303
    (864)592-4600
    27.605,495
  • Clinton College
    Private not-for-profit
    194 students | 35.50 Mi1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill SC 29730
    (803)327-7402
    35.50194
  • 5,061 students | 38.50 Mi452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill SC 29730
    (803)327-8000
    38.505,061
  • 269 students | 39.40 MiSix Independence Pointe
    Greenville SC 29615
    (864)288-0777
    39.40269
Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 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 0.53, 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.