University of South Carolina 8 Campuses Academic Facts and Tuition Comparison

The University of South Carolina (USC, SC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, co-educational research university in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with seven satellite campuses. Founded in 1801 as South Carolina College, South Carolina is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System and offers more than 350 programs of study, leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from fourteen degree-granting colleges and schools.

University of South Carolina has 8 campuses in United States ( and Inhabited territory). Total 50,098 students are enrolled in one of those campuses for academic year 2016-2017. The average acceptance ratio over all campuses is 61.38% . The average graduation rate of the University of South Carolina campuses is 32.25% and the average student to faculty ratio is 17.00:1.
Table. University of South Carolina 8 Campuses Overview
Campus NameHighest DegreeStudent PopulationAcceptance Ratio Graduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
AikenAiken, SC Master's degree3,548 57% 42% 15:1
BeaufortBluffton, SC Bachelor's degree2,005 63% 24% 17:1
ColumbiaColumbia, SC Doctor's degree34,099 65% 73% 19:1
LancasterLancaster, SC Associate's degree1,845 72% 16% 18:1
SalkehatchieAllendale, SC Associate's degree1,137 52% 25% 19:1
SumterSumter, SC Associate's degree804 63% 22% 16:1
UnionUnion, SC Associate's degree839 63% 14% 15:1
UpstateSpartanburg, SC Master's degree5,821 56% 42% 17:1
AverageTotal 50,09861.38%32.25%17.00:1

University of South Carolina 8 Campuses 2017 Tuition Comparison

Next table and chart illustrate the college costs including tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs of University of South Carolina 8 Campuses. The cost data officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education.
Undergraduate Graduate
The 2017 average undergraduate tuition & fees of is $8,727 for state residents and $20,092 for other students. The living costs are $12,575 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $13,718 when living off campus in average. In this year, Columbia campus has the highest tuition and living costs of $45,716 based on out-of-state tuition & fees and on-campus living costs.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between University of South Carolina 8 Campuses
CampusTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Aiken $10,196$20,102$1,656$12,705$12,705
Beaufort $10,166$20,630$1,187$12,311$12,876
Columbia $11,454$30,882$1,023$13,811$14,651
Lancaster $6,702$16,734$1,600-$13,755
Salkehatchie $6,702$16,734$1,600-$13,755
Sumter $6,702$16,734$1,600-$13,755
Union $6,702$16,734$1,600-$13,755
Upstate $11,190$22,188$1,600$11,471$14,493
Average$8,727$20,092$1,483$12,575$13,718
The 2017 average graduate tuition & fees of is $13,063 for state residents and $27,673 for other students. The living costs are $12,575 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $13,718 when living off campus in average.
Table. Graduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between University of South Carolina 8 Campuses
CampusTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Aiken $13,112$27,722$1,656$12,705$12,705
Beaufort Beaufort Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Columbia $12,798$27,408$1,023$13,811$14,651
Lancaster Lancaster Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Salkehatchie Salkehatchie Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Sumter Sumter Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Union Union Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Upstate $13,278$27,888$1,600$11,471$14,493
Average$13,063$27,673$1,483$12,575$13,718

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