Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)


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University of South Carolina is ranked 48 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 208 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 55%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69939%
600+49%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69950%
600+59%

ACT Score

30-3627%
24-2959%
24+86%

Students applied25,736
Students admitted16,611
Admission rate65%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate55%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,454
Fees$400
Room and board$9,700
Estimated book expense$1,008
Total cost$22,562

Cost after need-based aid$17,587
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,505

Average debt at graduation$28,517

Out of State

Tuition$30,882
Fees$400
Room and board$9,700
Estimated book expense$1,008
Total cost$41,990

Cost after need-based aid$37,015
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,933

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$42,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met78%
Average need-based aid$4,975
Average non-need-based aid$5,057

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment25,237

Full-Time

Men10,824
Women12,789

Part-Time

Men884
Women740

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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