University Of South Carolina Sumter

University Of South Carolina Sumter

University of South Carolina Sumter, USC Sumter, is one of the seven regional campuses of the University of South Carolina. It was established in 1965 as the Sumter branch of Clemson University. However, due to poor rates of enrollment, the branch's relationship with Clemson University was terminated in 1973, and the institute became a part of the USC system. USC Sumter currently occupies a 50-acre campus in Sumter, South Carolina.

USC Sumter offers associate's degrees in arts, and science, and baccalaureate degrees in education, business, interdisciplinary studies, and nursing. Students can also opt for distance education programs. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • Division of Arts and Letters
  • Division of Business Administration and Economics
  • Division of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
  • Division of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

The sports teams of USC Sumter are known as the Fire Ants, and they compete in Region X of NJCAA's Division I. The athletics department fields men's teams in baseball, and soccer, and women's teams in softball, and soccer.

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Contacting USC Sumter

University of South Carolina-Sumter
200 Miller Rd
Sumter , SC 29150-2498
General Phone: (803) 775-8727

USC Sumter Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts91liberal arts and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for USC Sumter in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree911

USC Sumter Student Body

In 2007-2008, USC Sumter had a total enrollment of 1,174 students (866 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 28%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 36%
20-21 15%
22-24 10%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

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

South Carolina97%
North Carolina1%

USC Sumter Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 23 %

USC Sumter Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sumter, 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.

USC Sumter Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math430530
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT59%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT53%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

USC Sumter 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:
USC Sumter participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 342600)

USC Sumter Faculty

USC Sumter has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track92
Non-tenured and not on tenure track115

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$83,6521*

*: 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 year6$65,8581*
Associate professoracademic year10$56,6555$57,531
Assistant professoracademic year8$46,8012*
Instructoracademic year11$34,9575$31,438
All faculty totalacademic year35$49,16113$45,988

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

USC Sumter Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Other

USC Sumter Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Top 7%USC Sumter % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 19%USC Sumter % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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