University of South Carolina-Lancaster

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 to University of South Carolina-Lancaster is York Technical College (18.1 miles away).

Top Placements

University of South Carolina-Lancaster places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of University of South Carolina-Lancaster has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The University of South Carolina-Lancaster diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,738 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:128:1
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# Full-Time Students700 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students1,038 students534 students
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
34%
27%
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% White
59%
62%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.54
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College Completion Rate
19%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,100$28,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,686 is more than the state average of $6,284. 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 $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,686$6,284
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,130$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate64%58%
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SAT Total Avg.893888
SAT Reading435430
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SAT Math458458
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ACT Total Avg.5453
ACT Composite1818
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ACT English1817
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ACT Math1818
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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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Lancaster is York Technical College (18.1 miles away).
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    Rock Hill SC  29730
    (803)327-8000
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  • Clinton College
    Private, non-profit
    194 students | 19.00 Mi1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill SC  29730
    (803)327-7402
    19.00194
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    Charlotte NC  28217
    (704)357-8020
    31.801,129
  • 486 students | 32.20 Mi1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte NC  28203
    (704)355-5043
    32.20486
  • King's College
    Private, for profit
    395 students | 33.00 Mi322 Lamar Avenue
    Charlotte NC  28204
    (704)372-0266
    33.00395
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 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.

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South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.