309 East Academy St
Union, SC 29379
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 1,153 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,153 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 211% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Union
(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
56 staff
177 staff
This chart display total faculty of University of South Carolina-Union and community college average number of faculty in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of University of South Carolina-Union has grown by 69% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The University of South Carolina-Union diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,153 students
2,236 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
359 students
739 students
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# Part-Time Students
794 students
1,497 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
371 students
411 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
359 students
715 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
141 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
794 students
1,528 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
260 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
18%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in University of South Carolina-Union and the percentage of Black community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
67%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University of South Carolina-Union and the percentage of White community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in University of South Carolina-Union and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University of South Carolina-Union.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average diversity score of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.65%
1.95%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of University of South Carolina-Union and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.52%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,100
$28,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of University of South Carolina-Union and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,686 is more than the state average of $4,867. 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 $9,419. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,686
$4,867
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,130
$9,419
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of University of South Carolina-Union and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in University of South Carolina-Union 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
$9,250
$11,729
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in University of South Carolina-Union and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in University of South Carolina-Union and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
92%
82%
This chart display the percent admitted of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average percent admitted of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Total Avg.
883
888
SAT Reading
425
430
This chart display the SAT Reading score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average SAT Reading score of SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
SAT Math
458
458
This chart display the SAT Math score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average SAT Math score of SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
SAT Writing
n/a
413
ACT Total Avg.
46
53
ACT Composite
15
18
This chart display the ACT Composite score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average ACT Composite score of SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
ACT English
15
17
This chart display the ACT English score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average ACT English score of SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
ACT Math
16
18
This chart display the ACT Math score of University of South Carolina-Union and the community college average ACT Math score of SC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
ACT Writing
n/a
6
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University of South Carolina-Union cost?

University of South Carolina-Union'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-Union?

The acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Union is 92%, which is higher than the state average of 82%.

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

University of South Carolina-Union ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Carolina for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,153 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,686
  • Out-state tuition: $16,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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