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University Of South Carolina Lancaster

University Of South Carolina Lancaster

University of South Carolina Lancaster is one of the four regional campuses of the University of South Carolina. It is a public university located in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. Popularly referred to as USC Lancaster, the institute was founded in 1959. It occupies a sprawling 150-acre campus. The university offers a variety of courses through distance education and independent learning programs. Degree programs are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Business, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Education
  • Humanities
  • Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health

University of South Carolina Lancaster's athletics department is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region X. The sports teams are nicknamed the Lancers, and they participate in baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis. At USC Lancaster, students in need of financial assistance can apply for aid through scholarships, loans, grants, and work study programs.

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Contacting University of South Carolina - Lancaster

University of South Carolina-Lancaster
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster , SC 29720
General Phone: (803) 313-7000
http://usclancaster.sc.edu/

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts99liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine16registered nursing
Business and Management16business
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration

Number of programs and degrees for University of South Carolina - Lancaster in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree1434

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of South Carolina - Lancaster had a total enrollment of 1,502 students (991 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 25%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 28%
18-19 36%
20-21 9%
22-24 5%
25-29 5%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 4%

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

ResidencePercent
South Carolina98%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 16 %

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total54448389%37277%
Men19518293%14680%
Women34930186%22675%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390510
SAT Math410530
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1519

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT51%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT56%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,264
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,680
Books and supplies $ 1,036

Financial Aid:
University of South Carolina - Lancaster participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 345300)

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Faculty

University of South Carolina - Lancaster has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured64
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1010
Non-tenured and not on tenure track117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$62,8160*

*: 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 year3$65,4822*
Associate professoracademic year2*2*
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,01510$45,603
Instructoracademic year10$49,3247$41,270
All faculty totalacademic year24$50,99421$47,244

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

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Baseball Other

University of South Carolina - Lancaster Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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University of South Carolina - Lancaster Highlights

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What Sets University of South Carolina - Lancaster Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%University of South Carolina - Lancaster Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%University of South Carolina - Lancaster % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%University of South Carolina - Lancaster Salaries of full-time faculty
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%University of South Carolina - Lancaster Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%University of South Carolina - Lancaster % of degrees in security and law enforcement

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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 Tenure system for quality teaching

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