School Highlights

University of South Carolina-Lancaster serves 1,810 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,810 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

University of South Carolina-Lancaster ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 123% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Lancaster
(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
125 staff
142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of South Carolina-Lancaster has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The University of South Carolina-Lancaster diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,810 students
1,925 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
675 students
646 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,135 students
1,167 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of University of South Carolina-Lancaster.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
109 students
359 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
675 students
646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,135 students
1,317 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
260 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
22%
24%
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% White
65%
62%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.52
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.89%
1.95%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.47%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$50,100
$28,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,686 is more than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,130 is more than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,686
$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,130
$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
95%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,387
$11,729
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
75%
75%
This chart display the percent admitted of University of South Carolina-Lancaster and the community college average percent admitted of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Total Avg.
893
888
SAT Reading
435
430
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SAT Math
458
458
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SAT Writing
n/a
413
ACT Total Avg.
54
53
ACT Composite
18
18
This chart display the ACT Composite score of University of South Carolina-Lancaster and the community college average ACT Composite score of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
ACT English
18
17
This chart display the ACT English score of University of South Carolina-Lancaster and the community college average ACT English score of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
ACT Math
18
18
This chart display the ACT Math score of University of South Carolina-Lancaster and the community college average ACT Math score of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
ACT Writing
n/a
6
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University of South Carolina-Lancaster cost?

University of South Carolina-Lancaster's tuition is approximately $6,686 for In-State students and $16,130 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Lancaster?

The acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Lancaster is 75%, which is equal to the state average of 75%.

What is University of South Carolina-Lancaster's ranking?

University of South Carolina-Lancaster ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Carolina for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,810 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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