University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie

  • 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 1,076 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is the only community colleges within Allendale County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is Denmark Technical College (22.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty34 staff55 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,076 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:128:1
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# Full-Time Students542 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students534 students534 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
42%
27%
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% White
45%
62%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.54
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College Completion Rate
22%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$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 Aid93%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate53%58%
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SAT Total Avg.820888
SAT Reading410430
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SAT Math410458
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ACT Total Avg.5053
ACT Composite1718
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ACT English1717
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ACT Math1618
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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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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.

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 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.