University of South Carolina-Upstate

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,208
2022 Average Net Price
$13,835
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.6%
3,090 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,913
73.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.2%
328 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina-Upstate is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Registered Nursing (309 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (103 degrees), and General Psychology (81 degrees).

In 2022, 1,429 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina-Upstate. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (873 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,208, which is $−17,122 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $11,208, which is $−17,122 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,835.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending University of South Carolina-Upstate received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,208
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate was $11,208. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina-Upstate is $−17,122 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$13,835
2022 Value
6.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of South Carolina-Upstate had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,835. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of South Carolina-Upstate grew by 6.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,064
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina-Upstate was of $10,064 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.76% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina-Upstate received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.4% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.14%
2019 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina-Upstate was 3.14%, which represents 57 out of the 1813 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of South Carolina-Upstate received 3,090 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.81% annual growth. Out of those 3,090 applicants, 2,428 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,913 students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2022. 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,428
Accepted Out of 3,090

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Upstate was 78.6% (2,428 admissions from 3,090 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.81%, while admissions grew by 10.9%..

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage (2022)
107
Scores Submitted (2022)

16% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina-Upstate had a total enrollment of 4,913 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 3,632 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,281. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Upstate, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.9% White, 30% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.22% Asian, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.6%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (27.7%) and White Male (12.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,913 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 3,632 and the part-time enrollment is 1,281. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina-Upstate are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of South Carolina-Upstate was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of South Carolina-Upstate had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,453 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,472 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    391 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina-Upstate is 49.9% White, 30% Black or African American, 7.96% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.22% Asian, 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 146 students (2.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 615 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina-Upstate. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white (873 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Registered Nursing (309 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (103 degrees) and General Psychology (81 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina-Upstate, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (326 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,737,384 people), Secondary school teachers (547,645 people), Physicians (447,018 people), Education administrators (337,173 people), and Other managers (333,317 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate in 2022 are Education (326 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), History (15 degrees), Biology (83 degrees), and Psychology (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Education (326 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), History (15 degrees), Biology (83 degrees), and Psychology (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Elementary & secondary schools (3,240,774 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (729,429 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (676,839 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (463,150 people), and Outpatient care centers (284,934 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Education (326 degrees awarded), Protective Services (103 degrees), History (15 degrees), Biology (83 degrees), and Psychology (81 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of South Carolina-Upstate.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 309 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Registered Nursing with 309 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

407
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,022
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 407 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate, which is 0.398 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,022).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Registered Nursing, which is 0.144 times less than the 270 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 270 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Registered Nursing, which is 6.92 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from University of South Carolina-Upstate completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of South Carolina-Upstate is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.74% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    873 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white (873 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (333 degrees).

1.61% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    603 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    272 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    270 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Carolina-Upstate is white female (603 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (272 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 3.2k (0.0254%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of South Carolina-Upstate had a total salary expenditure of 99.4M. University of South Carolina-Upstate employs 61 Instructors, 55 Associate professors and 51 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina-Upstate are Female Instructor (45), Female Associate professor (29), and Female Assistant professor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 67 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, and Management with 47 employees.

Endowment

$12.6M
2022 Endowment
7.21%
decline from 2021

University of South Carolina-Upstate has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina-Upstate declined 7.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.5M - Federal
  2. $14M - State
  3. $10k - Local

As of 2022, University of South Carolina-Upstate received $2.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14M from state grants and contracts, and $10k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$39.9M
2022 Salaries
0.132%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a median of $39.9M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($99.4M) and a 0.132% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15M
Instructional Salaries
212
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of South Carolina-Upstate paid a total of $15M to 212 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Instructor with 61 employees, Associate professor with 55 employees, and Assistant professor with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 67 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees, and Management with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina-Upstate was Female Instructor with 45 employees, Female Associate professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of South Carolina-Upstate.

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