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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
2,339
South Carolina State University overview
Location Orangeburg, South Carolina
Online scsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, South Carolina State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,128 prospective students applied, and 2,943 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 479 enrolled in the school.  1,976 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 363 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,528 plus fees of $1,532. South Carolina State University is ranked 894 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

South Carolina State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

2/10
Overall
1/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

South Carolina State University is rated within the lower 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for South Carolina State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 800/1000
ACT 14/18
GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
94.1% 
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Applications Due May 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
$9,528
In State Costs for South Carolina State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,532
Room and Board $9,000
Budget for Other Expenses$8,000
Total One Year Cost$30,060
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,218
Out of State Costs for South Carolina State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,532
Room and Board $9,000
Budget for Other Expenses$8,000
Total One Year Cost$40,750

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$31,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by South Carolina State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Work and Family Studies 11%
Education 10%
Biology 9%
Health Professions 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218733 IPEDS survey data for South Carolina State University.

Current students may use the South Carolina State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.