Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)


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University of South Carolina is ranked 46 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 187 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 46%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69944%
600+54%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69949%
600+59%

ACT Score

30-3626%
24-2962%
24+88%

Students applied25,057
Students admitted17,073
Admission rate68%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate54%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,462
Fees$400
Room and board$10,008
Estimated book expense$1,044
Total cost$22,914

Cost after need-based aid$17,766
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,207

Average debt at graduation$29,012

Out of State

Tuition$31,562
Fees$400
Room and board$10,008
Estimated book expense$1,044
Total cost$43,014

Cost after need-based aid$37,866
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,307

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met75%
Average need-based aid$5,148
Average non-need-based aid$6,707

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment25,556

Full-Time

Men10,999
Women12,927

Part-Time

Men897
Women733

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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