University of South Carolina-Union

309 East Academy St
Union, SC 29379
Tel: (864)429-8728
  • The University of South Carolina Union is a public multidimensional learning center of the University of South Carolina system chartered to serve seven rural counties, and committed to providing outreach, broad access, and a full range of USC programs and services.
School Highlights
  • University of South Carolina-Union serves 679 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • University of South Carolina-Union is the only community colleges within Union County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Union is Spartanburg Methodist College (25.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Union(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty20 staff55 staff
University of South Carolina-Union Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of University of South Carolina-Union has grown by 43% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The University of South Carolina-Union diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment679 students1,260 students
University of South Carolina-Union Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:128:1
University of South Carolina-Union Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students254 students726 students
University of South Carolina-Union Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students425 students534 students
University of South Carolina-Union Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of South Carolina-Union Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
University of South Carolina-Union Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
University of South Carolina-Union Black (2007-2016)
% White
University of South Carolina-Union White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
University of South Carolina-Union More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
University of South Carolina-Union Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.54
University of South Carolina-Union Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
University of South Carolina-Union Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$28,900
University of South Carolina-Union Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
University of South Carolina-Union In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$16,130$10,399
University of South Carolina-Union Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%93%
University of South Carolina-Union % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,500$14,979
University of South Carolina-Union Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
University of South Carolina-Union Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate71%58%
University of South Carolina-Union Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.883888
SAT Reading425430
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math458458
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.4653
ACT Composite1518
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1517
University of South Carolina-Union ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1618
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The University of South Carolina at Union was one of the first Regional Campuses established by The Univsersity of South Carolina. For over thirty years USC Union has provided low-cost, fully-accredited courses which satisfy the degree requirements at USC and at other colleges and universities. USC Union provides students with personal attention, small classes, financial aid opportunities, and co-curricular activities. The campus, which is located on East Main Street (Highway 49, east), consists of four buildings. The Main Building, that was beautifully restored in 1991, houses classrooms, administrative offices, science laboratories, the students lounge, the auditorium. The Central Building, that was renovated in 1988, houses classrooms, the central administrative offices, and the library. The Truluck Activity Center provides space for recreational and social activities. USCU confers the associate degree in science and in arts. USC Union also offers the courses which allow a student to complete USC Columbia's Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. In addition to traditional courses, USCU offers a variety of courses through USC Distance Education. These courses are offered through videocassette and both open-circuit and closed-circuit television. Distance education also allows students to complete graduate programs through the Graduate Regional Studies (GRS) program.

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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.