University of South Carolina-Beaufort

One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
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  • The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a small, public university in a beautiful, coastal setting with over 2,000 students from around the globe. USCB has a diverse and vibrant academic community serving the South Carolina Lowcountry and beyond. USCB offers students activities and programs for you to immerse yourself in, fostering a sense of culture and belonging. This includes campus-wide programming, fraternity and sorority life, and many other student organizations.

School Highlights

University of South Carolina-Beaufort serves 2,116 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

University of South Carolina-Beaufort ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Beaufort(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences FocusAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty82 staff142 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

School Calendar

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  • Event Date
  • 1st Half Term Summer - Last day to drop w/o 'WF' (Term 2SA) June 14, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Summer Full - Last day to drop w/o 'WF' (Term 2SD) June 27, 2022 (Monday)
  • 1st Half Term Summer - Last Day of Classes (Term 2SA) June 29, 2022 (Wednesday)
  • 2nd Half Term Summer (2SB) - Last day to Add, Change, or Drop w/o 'W' grade July 06, 2022 (Wednesday)
  • 2nd Half Term Summer - Last day to drop w/o 'WF' (Term 2SB) July 18, 2022 (Monday)

Student Body

The student population of University of South Carolina-Beaufort has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The University of South Carolina-Beaufort diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,116 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:113:1
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# Full-Time Students1,797 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students319 students943 students
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# Undergraduate Students1,797 students739 students
# Graduate Students10 students10 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,013 students260 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
7%
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% Black
21%
25%
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% White
57%
53%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
-
% Unknown races
4%
9%
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Diversity Score0.620.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $21,360 is more than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has grown by 116% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $32,406 is more than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has grown by 62% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$21,360$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$32,406$10,568
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Tuition Notes*Tuition and fee rates are approved by the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees, and are estimated for full-time enrollment (12-16 credit hours). Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Estimate does not include the cost for books and supplies, and other miscellaneous fees that are course-specific, such as science lab fees, art course fees, and nursing fees.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,710$5,890
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Acceptance Rate63%73%
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SAT Reading520475
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SAT Math490460
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ACT Composite2017
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ACT English1916
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ACT Math1917
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseball, Cross Country,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Track and Field,
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1959 another act of the South Carolina legislature created the Beaufort campus of the University of South Carolina on the original Beaufort College site on the banks of the Beaufort River to offer USC courses. In 1994 International Paper gave eighty acres of land to build an additional full-service campus of USC Beaufort in the region's highest growth area. County government agreed to finance the construction of the campus if the University were designated as a four-year university. Once state approvals for four-year status were completed, construction of the South Campus began. In June 2002, USCB was granted four-year status by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and in 2004 USCB was accredited as a Level II baccalaureate degree granting university. Classes at the South Campus began in August 2004. The state's newest four-year university, USC Beaufort offers baccalaureate degrees, access to USC's Extended Graduate Campus classes and degrees and numerous continuing education programs at its two full-service campuses. USCB offers programs in mathematics and the natural sciences, humanities, and professional and social sciences. Its curriculum is designed to promote acquisition of knowledge and, through it, the intellectual dispositions and skills that encourage depth of understanding, tolerance of others and individual accountability. Attracting a racially and culturally diverse student body of varying ages and experiences, the University of South Carolina Beaufort draws its students primarily from the South Carolina Lowcountry, with representation from other parts of the state, other states, and foreign countries. The University encourages students to think analytically and abstractly, to explore options, to see similarities, to be open to differences, to communicate effectively, and to respect each individual. In addition to offering bacculaurete degrees, the University of South Carolina Beaufort offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees to Military Personnel at the Marine Corps Air Station and Parris Island Recruit Depot. USCB also partners with the Extended Graduate Campus of theUniversity of South Carolina to make graduate education available to citizens of the Lowcountry.

Profile last updated: 08/12/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Beaufort is Technical College of the Lowcountry (17.0 miles away).
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