University of South Carolina-Union

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

University of South Carolina-Union ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty56 staff142 staff
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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 Enrollment1,153 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:113:1
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# Full-Time Students359 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students794 students943 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
18%
25%
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% White
67%
53%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
5%
9%
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Diversity Score0.510.64
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College Completion Rate
20%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$28,800
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Tuition Cost 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 Aid99%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,890
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Acceptance Rate92%73%
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SAT Total Avg.883888
SAT Reading425430
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SAT Math458458
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ACT Total Avg.4653
ACT Composite1518
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ACT English1517
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ACT Math1618
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Union is Spartanburg Community College (24.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,633 students | 24.70 Mi107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    (864) 592-4500
    24.704,633
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
    Private not-for-profit
    933 students | 25.60 Mi1000 Powell Mill Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29301
    (864) 587-4000
    25.60933
  • Clinton College
    Private not-for-profit
    190 students | 35.50 Mi1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 327-7402
    35.50190
  • 4,529 students | 38.50 Mi452 S Anderson Rd
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 327-8000
    38.504,529
  • 2,536 students | 39.50 Mi137 S Post Rd
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 669-4136
    39.502,536
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