Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College, commonly referred to as PC, is a private, liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina, United States. The college was founded by William Plumer Jacobs, a Presbyterian minister, in 1880. Presbyterian College's campus is spread across an area of 240 acres. The college offers majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in diverse subject areas including arts, business, music, religion, law, medicine, education, languages, and theater.

The athletics teams of Presbyterian College compete in the NCAA Division I. The college is also a member of the Big South Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Blue Hose, and they participate in sports including baseball, football, cross country, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball.

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Presbyterian College
503 S Broad St
Clinton , SC 29325
General Phone: (864) 833-2820

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Presbyterian College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts64foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management59business management, accounting and management, managerial economics
Science51biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion, religious music
Education and Teaching16special ed, middle school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, social studies teaching
Music8music, music performance
Art Studies7art studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Fine Arts1art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Presbyterian College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24733

Presbyterian College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Presbyterian College had a total enrollment of 1,180 students (1,194 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 47%
20-21 43%
22-24 7%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

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

South Carolina69%
North Carolina8%

Presbyterian College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %

Presbyterian College Room and Board (2007)

Presbyterian College offers campus housing for 1,154 of its 1,194 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Clinton, 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 17 meals per week.

Presbyterian College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490620
SAT Math510640
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT58%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Presbyterian College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,902
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,902
Room and board $ 8,064
Room charge $ 3,942
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,122
Books and supplies $ 580
Other expenses $ 2,750

Financial Aid:
Presbyterian College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 344500)

Presbyterian College Faculty

Presbyterian College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1111
Non-tenured and not on tenure track53

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year27$67,5565$70,448
Associate professoracademic year21$59,75313$57,098
Assistant professoracademic year8$48,9229$49,478
Instructoracademic year5$39,1861*
All faculty totalacademic year61$60,10028$56,386

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

Presbyterian College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big South Conference
Basketball Big South Conference
Baseball Big South Conference
Track Big South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5873131

Presbyterian College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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