Limestone College

Limestone College

Limestone College, also referred to as LC, is a private, four-year, coeducational college of liberal-arts situated in Gaffney, South Carolina, United States. It was established in the year 1845. LC was the first women's college of the region. The college offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, and associate of science degrees.

LC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Saints. The men's sport teams compete in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. The women's sports teams participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

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Limestone College
1115 College Drive
Gaffney , SC 29340-3799

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Limestone Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management256business, business management, business administration, managerial economics, human resources development, marketing
Family and Social Work51social work
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science, computer and info science courses, computer programming, computer programming courses, information science, computer security, computer services management, computer support
Liberal Arts35English, liberal arts and sciences, history
Therapy and Counseling25psychology
Education and Teaching25elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching ...
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Fine Arts1fine arts
Music0music, music performance
Design0graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Limestone in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree39739
Associate's degree624

Limestone Student Body

In 2007-2008, Limestone had a total enrollment of 3,389 students (2,685 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 61%
Part-Time 39%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 47%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 9%
20-21 10%
22-24 10%
25-29 17%
30-34 16%
35-39 12%
40-49 21%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina66%
State unknown7%
New York4%
North Carolina4%
New Jersey1%

Limestone Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 50 %

Limestone Room and Board (2007)

Limestone offers campus housing for 357 of its 2,685 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Gaffney, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Limestone Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450520
SAT Math460540
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1720

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT57%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Limestone Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,300
Room and board $ 6,400
Room charge $ 3,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,870
Other expenses $ 4,232

Financial Aid:
Limestone participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 343600)

Limestone Faculty

Limestone has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year5$64,4000*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$43,9365$39,250
Instructorcalendar year18$12,68916$11,896
All faculty totalcalendar year30$29,84523$22,210

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$41,4872*
Associate professoracademic year7$46,2975$60,098
Assistant professoracademic year4$58,57510$43,598
Instructoracademic year4$44,7733$45,224
All faculty totalacademic year25$46,09420$48,706

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Limestone Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Baseball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Track Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7984163

Limestone Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Human Resources Development
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Limestone Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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