Acceptance Rate 61.56 %
SAT Average 1,255
2023 Tuition & Fees $33,928
Student Population 35,471
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,864

Academic Overview

University of South Carolina-Columbia Campus, Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina-Columbia is a public, four-years institute located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $12,687 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $13,774 for South Carolina residents and $30,160 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 35,471 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 61.56% and the graduation rate is 78% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of South Carolina-Columbia varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $53,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, South Carolina's tuition & fees is $12,687 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $13,774 for in-state students and $30,160 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at South Carolina. The acceptance rate of South Carolina is 61.56% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23.85%. The average graduation rate is 78% and the transfer-out rate is 16%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,864 and 82% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 35,471 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 61.56 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 78 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 16 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 87 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 35,471
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of South Carolina-Columbia is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,864 at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
Online Applicationwww.sc.edu/apply/index.php
Financial Aidwww.sc.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/sc
Veterans Tuitionwww.sa.sc.edu/veterans/
Disability Servicesc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/student_disability_resource_center/

Offered Degrees

South Carolina offers 294 major programs through online and on-site education where 7 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree10
Two but less than four years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree851
Post Bachelor's Degree271
Master's Degree1033
Post Master's Degree61
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship671
Doctor's degree - professional practice30

Special Learning Opportunities

University of South Carolina-Columbia offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:9,377)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,980)

Veterans Benefits

University of South Carolina-Columbia has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges