University of South Carolina-Lancaster

476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720-0000
Tel: (803)313-7000
School Highlights
  • University of South Carolina-Lancaster serves 1,738 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • University of South Carolina-Lancaster is the only community colleges within Lancaster County, SC.
  • The nearest community college is York Technical College (18.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Lancaster(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty56 staff55 staff
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,738 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,738 students1,260 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students700 students726 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,038 students534 students
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
34%
27%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Black (2007-2016)
% White
59%
62%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
4%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups 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.0.530.54
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
19%
12%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,100$28,900
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,686 is less than the state average of $6,687. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,130 is more than the state average of $10,638. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,686$6,687
University of South Carolina-Lancaster In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$16,130$10,638
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%94%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$23,000$14,979
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate64%58%
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.893888
SAT Reading435430
University of South Carolina-Lancaster SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math458458
University of South Carolina-Lancaster SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5453
ACT Composite1818
University of South Carolina-Lancaster ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1817
University of South Carolina-Lancaster ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1818
University of South Carolina-Lancaster ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1959, USC Lancaster admits all students who show promise of academic success.  Most of USCL's students are first generation college students from rural areas, small towns, and cities across the central Piedmont area of the Carolinas.  Through a broad commitment to equity, an extensive scholarship and financial aid program, and a variety of weekday and evening course offerings, USC Lancaster seeks to make education accessible, affordable, and convenient to the residents of this area.We are more than proud of our history, we are also excited about the future.  In 2000, USC Lancaster opened a $10.7 million building, the James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.  In 2003, the campus completed another major building project with the expansion and renovation of Medford Library. In 2005, the campus opened the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center on newly acquired property adjacent to the campus. In 2013, the campus broke ground on a new classroom building, Founders Hall, to be opened in 2014.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.