465 James Brandt Blvd
Allendale, SC 29810
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  • USC Salkehatchie plays an important role in helping the University fulfill its priority of providing students with an educational experience of the highest quality, grounded in the traditional liberal arts. USC Salkehatchie acts as a resource to its five-county area by serving as a focal point for the cultural and intellectual development of the area through providing various cultural, intellectual, economic, and education programs. Its academic, community development, cultural, public service, and recreational programs and services reflect USC Salkehatchie's purpose to enhance and enrich the communities of its service area and to improve the quality of life of its citizens.

School Highlights

University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie serves 964 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 964 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
80 staff
142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
964 students
1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
435 students
739 students
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# Part-Time Students
529 students
943 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
260 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
7%
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% Black
28%
25%
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% White
53%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
n/a
% Unknown races
10%
9%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.64
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College Completion Rate
27%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,000
$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 stayed relatively flat 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
93%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,890
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Acceptance Rate
73%
73%
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SAT Total Avg.
820
888
SAT Reading
410
430
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SAT Math
410
458
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SAT Writing
n/a
413
ACT Total Avg.
50
53
ACT Composite
17
18
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ACT English
17
17
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ACT Math
16
18
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ACT Writing
n/a
6
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • USC Salkehatchie was established in 1965 as a regional center of the University of South Carolina as a result of local civic commitment initiated by residents from Allendale, Bamberg, and Hampton counties who organized a movement to create a regional campus in 1964. The General Assembly of South Carolina responded to this momentum by creating the Western Carolina Higher Education Commission, which is composed of two representatives from each of the participating counties. Barnwell County joined the compact three years later, followed by Colleton County in 1984. The expansion of facilities began in June 1972 when the Allendale Hut Complex, was deeded to the campus by Allendale County. USC Salkehatchie now owns homes and other buildings adjacent to the original building that now house faculty offices and the Extended Graduate Campus program. To provide for future expansion, the campus commission purchased 65 acres of adjoining land in February 1975. A master plan has been developed for future expansion of the campus. The Science/Administration Building is located on the 65-acre tract and has been available for classes since the fall 1981 semester. In 1983 the campus added the Salkehatchie Civic Arts Center. The most recent addition was a 29,500 square-foot Library/Computer Science Building, which opened for use in fall 1991, located next to the Science/Administration Building in the central part of campus. Also in 1991, the Sarah T. Winthrop Foundation donated an additional 94 acres adjacent to the original location, bringing the current holdings to over 150 acres. The Salkehatchie Regional Campus of the University of South Carolina offers the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate in Science degree as well as coursework applicable to a baccalaureate degree awarded by other institutions. The growth of USC Salkehatchie can also been seen in the expansion of its curricula. New areas of study have been added over the years, including applied professions, education, criminal justice, geography, music, physical education, and computer science.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 964 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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