About Presbyterian College (PC)
On Campus Housing
A private, Presbyterian Church (USA) university, Presbyterian College is situated in Clinton, SC. It was in 1880 when the Presbyterian College was founded. Presbyterian College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Dum Vivimus Servimus and its official colors are garnet & blue. The total enrolment stands at 1,172 undergraduates, 231 graduates (Fall, 2012) students at Presbyterian College. Around 1,102 and 251 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 84 full-time faculty. Around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. Notably, Presbyterian College is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At PC around 68% are white, 16% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Moreover, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several notable alumni including John Rinehart Blue (Merchant, Teacher), Toyohiko Kagawa (Pacifist, Pastor), Larry Weldon (American football player), and Glen Browder (Professor) in its 140 years of existence. Sports is an intergral part of any campus, and in this case, the university’s teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – Big South. PC offers a total of 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). $91 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Presbyterian College.
It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. Presbyterian College has been ranked at the 310th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to PC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $53,595. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($39,460), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($10,680), and budget for other expenses ($2,820). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$62,667 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by PC. At PC, $10,680 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Presbyterian College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at PC costs around $5,380 per year. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 48% male and 52% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Presbyterian College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,242, whereas the financial aid is $25,839. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $7,275 and institutional aid worth $25,839. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at PC based on students' financial needs add up to $1,832,134 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $6,113,777.