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 is Spartanburg Methodist College (25.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
University of South Carolina-Union (SC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 20 staff 44 staff
University of South Carolina-Union Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 679 has grown by 38% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 679 students 1,232 students
University of South Carolina-Union Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 28:1
University of South Carolina-Union Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 254 students 708 students
University of South Carolina-Union Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 425 students 524 students
University of South Carolina-Union Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
University of South Carolina-Union Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
3%
University of South Carolina-Union Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
38%
27%
University of South Carolina-Union Black (2007-2016)
% White
53%
62%
University of South Carolina-Union White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
University of South Carolina-Union More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
7%
4%
University of South Carolina-Union Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.57 0.54
University of South Carolina-Union Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
26%
12%
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 less than the state average of $6,687. 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 $10,638. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,686 $6,687
University of South Carolina-Union In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,130 $10,638
University of South Carolina-Union Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 94%
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 Rate 71% 64%
University of South Carolina-Union Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 883 888
SAT Reading 425 430
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 458 458
University of South Carolina-Union SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 46 53
ACT Composite 15 18
University of South Carolina-Union ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 15 17
University of South Carolina-Union ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 16 18
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 $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,772 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.