University of South Carolina Beaufort

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,344
2022 Average Net Price
$16,113
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80%
2,479 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,124
78.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.5%
185 Graduates

About

University of South Carolina Beaufort is a higher education institution located in Beaufort County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of South Carolina Beaufort were Registered Nursing (59 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (46 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees).

In 2022, 366 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Carolina Beaufort. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (242 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $10,344, which is $−17,986 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $10,344, which is $−17,986 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,113.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending University of South Carolina Beaufort received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,344
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort was $10,344. The cost of tuition at University of South Carolina Beaufort is $−17,986 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$16,113
2022 Value
1.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of South Carolina Beaufort had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,113. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of South Carolina Beaufort grew by 1.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,752
Room and Board
$1,266
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Carolina Beaufort was of $8,752 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,266. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at University of South Carolina Beaufort received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.58% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.16%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Carolina Beaufort was 3.16%, which represents 19 out of the 602 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of South Carolina Beaufort received 2,479 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13% annual growth. Out of those 2,479 applicants, 1,984 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80% acceptance rate.

There were 2,124 students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2022.

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,984
Accepted Out of 2,479

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Carolina Beaufort was 80% (1,984 admissions from 2,479 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13%, while admissions grew by 8.06%..

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Enrollment

University of South Carolina Beaufort had a total enrollment of 2,124 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 1,673 students and the part-time enrollment is 451. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina Beaufort, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.3% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Two or More Races, 0.847% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0942% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (15.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%) and White Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,124 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 1,673 and the part-time enrollment is 451. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of South Carolina Beaufort was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of South Carolina Beaufort had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,301 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    416 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    229 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of South Carolina Beaufort is 61.3% White, 19.6% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Two or More Races, 0.847% Asian, 0.235% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0942% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 164 more women than men received degrees from University of South Carolina Beaufort. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Carolina Beaufort is Registered Nursing (59 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (46 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Carolina Beaufort, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (35 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Physicians (492,914 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (492,332 people), Other managers (460,265 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (357,136 people), and Postsecondary teachers (288,833 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2022 are Biology (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (35 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Biology (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (35 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Elementary & secondary schools (936,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (798,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (710,342 people), Legal services (398,095 people), and Computer Systems Design (326,861 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Biology (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (35 degrees), History (5 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 59 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Carolina Beaufort was Registered Nursing with 59 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
265
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 101 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina Beaufort, which is 0.381 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (265).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina Beaufort in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Carolina Beaufort in Registered Nursing, which is 4.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from University of South Carolina Beaufort completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (56.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of South Carolina Beaufort is Female and Two or More Races (56.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.7% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    242 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white (242 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

1.37% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    172 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Carolina Beaufort is white female (172 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (70 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an endowment valued at nearly $9.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.41k (0.0259%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of South Carolina Beaufort had a total salary expenditure of 42.2M. University of South Carolina Beaufort employs 41 Associate professors, 22 Instructors and 17 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of South Carolina Beaufort are Female Associate professor (25), Female Instructor (16), and Male Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort are: Management, with 34 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Endowment

$9.28M
2022 Endowment
8.7%
decline from 2021

University of South Carolina Beaufort has an endowment valued at about $9.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Carolina Beaufort declined 8.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.82M - Federal
  2. $4.84M - State
  3. $617k - Local

As of 2022, University of South Carolina Beaufort received $1.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.84M from state grants and contracts, and $617k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.1M
2022 Salaries
3.73%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of South Carolina Beaufort paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($42.2M) and a 3.73% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.08M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of South Carolina Beaufort paid a total of $7.08M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort were Associate professor with 41 employees, Instructor with 22 employees, and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort were Management with 34 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Carolina Beaufort was Female Associate professor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of South Carolina Beaufort.

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