South Carolina State University: Review & Facts

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South Carolina State University is a medium four-year, public school with 3,810 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1896 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

South Carolina State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
At South Carolina State University you can obtain your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

South Carolina State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Medical, Psychology, Work and Family Studies, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
61%
The student retention rate at South Carolina State University is relatively low at 61% (close to South Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at South Carolina State University is low - 36%. Nearly 19% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at South Carolina State University is pretty decent - 14:1. Read more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,200
Average tuition costs are fairly high, $17,600 a year. The additional fees at South Carolina State University not covered by tuition are nearly $600; which makes it a total of $18,200 a year.

Read the details about South Carolina State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
97%
As reported in recent data, 3,039 applications were submitted and 2,952 were accepted; so it is very easy to enroll at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at South Carolina State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,000
South Carolina State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at South Carolina State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
South Carolina State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- approximately $6,000 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at South Carolina State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, South Carolina State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

South Carolina State University Location and Maps



Post Address: South Carolina State University, 300 College St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001, USA
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