53%

Acceptance Rate

$9,041

Avg.Financial Aid

003446

FAFSA Code

About South Carolina State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,022

Website

www.scsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

South Carolina State University is a public university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. South Carolina State University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At SCSU around 95% are Black or African American, 2% are white, and 2% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. Further, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Jim Clyburn, Andrew Hugine Jr., Stephen Twitty, and Willie Jeffries. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, SCSU offers around 200 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

300 College St NE

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8035367000
Fax: 8035368080
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The two popular publications, US News and Forbes, are among the most trusted publications when it comes to the rankings of an educational institution. The ranking of a university plays an important role in helping a prospective candidate choosing the right university. It helps them assess the university's performance based on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. However, it is to be noted that South Carolina State University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

31st Jul

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

53%

SAT Range

860 - 1010

ACT Range

15 - 18

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at SCSU. The SAT score in the range of 840-990 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 15 might also given admission but the average ACT score at South Carolina State University is 16. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 300 College St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001. They can also call them at (803) 536-7000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,878

Average Annual Cost

$9,528

Books And Supplies

$2,000

Other Fees

$1,532

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,000

Budget For Other Expenses

$8,000

Total One Year Cost

$30,060

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to SCSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $35,905. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

64%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

13%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,518

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

39 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

33 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

30 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

26 Graduates

Social Work

23 Graduates

Psychology, General

21 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

19 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

18 Graduates

Marketing

11 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

11 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

10 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering

10 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

10 Graduates

Political Science and Government

8 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

5 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

5 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

4 Graduates

Sociology

4 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

3 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

2 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

1 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,430

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

74%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

3% White

2% Unknown

95% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

16%

Out Of State

83%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$48,130 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

68%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,600/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,290/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,290/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bulldog

School Colors

garnet and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

151

Total Female Athletes

89

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Cross Country

Football

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SCSU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,000 per year. South Carolina State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SCSU costs around $3,290 per year. The university has enrolled around 47% male and 53% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$22,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$29,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$31,000

$41,875

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$322 - 435

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,041

Students Receiving Federal Grants

80%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,276

Students Receiving State Aid

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,338

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,341

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,207

$30K - $48K

$7,776

$48K - $75K

$5,650

$75K - $110K

$2,789

> $110K

$4,435

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,683,893

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,993,801

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SCSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at South Carolina State University is around $10,620 and the federal grant is $5,601. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,861, while the institutional aid is $10,620. At SCSU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $9,683,893 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $4,993,801.

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