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Columbia, South Carolina

University of South Carolina-Columbia Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
73% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for University of South Carolina Columbia
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 51% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 67% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 70% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from University of South Carolina Columbia. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. University of South Carolina Columbia is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,700 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending University of South Carolina Columbia
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $41,400 per year
after 7 years $43,100 per year
after 8 years $46,500 per year
after 9 years $48,100 per year
after 10 years $51,700 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former University of South Carolina Columbia students who are working and no longer in school is $51,700, which is 51% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$23,250
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
48%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$240 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
69% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.