University Of South Carolina Union

Overview of University Of South Carolina Union

Students attend USC Union in Union, SC, a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. USC Union degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. USC Union is known for its programs in liberal arts.

USC Union Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 510.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 398 students at USC Union (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting USC Union

University of South Carolina-Union
309 East Academy St
Union , SC 29379
General Phone: (864) 429-8728

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USC Union Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts70liberal arts and sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree701

USC Union Student Body

In 2007-2008, USC Union had a total enrollment of 398 students (277 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 25%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 36%
18-19 30%
20-21 8%
22-24 4%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

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

South Carolina100%

USC Union Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 13 %

USC Union Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Union, 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 Union Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390510
SAT Math390510
ACT Verbal1320
ACT Math1520
ACT Composite1518

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 SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT64%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

USC Union 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 Union participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 492700)

USC Union Faculty

USC Union has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track12
Non-tenured and not on tenure track41

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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
Assistant professoracademic year1*2*
Instructoracademic year3$47,0291*
All faculty totalacademic year4$48,6423$42,151

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

USC Union Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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USC Union Highlights

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What Sets USC Union Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%USC Union % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%USC Union % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%USC Union Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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checked Remedial classes for students
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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