South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,063
Graduate Enrollment: 300
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 87.59%

Male/Female: 51% / 49% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 937
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 800 - 1050

2022 Median Admit ACT: 17
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 15 - 19

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 69.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 52.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 40.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 32.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 2.3%
Black: 94.2%
Hispanic: 0.6%
Asian: 0.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 1.2%
Non-resident alien: 0.1%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $29,823
In-State tuition: $11,060
Out-of-State tuition: $21,750

Estimated books and supplies: $2,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $8,000 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,000 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $8,000 (2022)

Average Family Income: $31,346 (2017)
Median Family Income: $22,852 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 63.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 62.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $31,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $329 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $19,718
$30k-48k $21,339
$48k-75k $21,580
$75k-110k $25,748
$110k+ $26,035

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 14%
6-year graduation rate: 30%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $31,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $12,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $21,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $22,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 30.9% (2015)
@3 year 43.3% (2017)
@5 year 55.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 17.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 19.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $29,879 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $36,513 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Nuclear Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12 $35,590 ($2,966)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 12 $31,000 $329 $34,767 ($2,897)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 31 $637 $43,688 ($3,641) $55,378 ($4,615)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 27 $466 $37,833 ($3,153) $37,867 ($3,156)
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 8 $40,773 ($3,398)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 31 $32,000 $334 $31,117 ($2,593) $31,372 ($2,614)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 10 $44,204 ($3,684)
Bachelor's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 23 $31,452 $329 $20,436 ($1,703) $31,408 ($2,617)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 10 $31,000 $329
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 14 $72,806 ($6,067) $86,578 ($7,215)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 13
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 24 $682 $46,178 ($3,848) $52,588 ($4,382)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 7
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 27 $31,841 $329 $28,333 ($2,361) $33,661 ($2,805)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 4
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 8
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 11 $42,285 ($3,524)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 42 $34,625 $346 $27,331 ($2,278) $31,164 ($2,597)
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 6
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 2
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 27 $31,000 $323 $18,488 ($1,541) $34,839 ($2,903)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 9 $35,756 ($2,980)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 28 $31,000 $286 $30,609 ($2,551) $41,356 ($3,446)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 10 $37,880 ($3,157)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $66,519
Full time faculty: 100%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $12,502,388 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $15,115,496 (2022)