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University of South Carolina-Lancaster

University of South Carolina-Lancaster is an Associate's college with 1811 students located in Lancaster, SC.

Offers Associate Degrees


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,811
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 44% Full Time / 56% Part Time
Geography 98% In State / 2% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 52% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 35%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 43%
Black or African American 17%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


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Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance learning center tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: health sciences facilities, diabetic education center
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cross-registration dual enrollment of high school students honors program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (62%), Business/Commerce (18%), Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (15%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (4%)

Majors Offered


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.


A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.


A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Administration & Faculty

Dean John Catalano
Dean Dr. Walt Collins III
Full-time Faculty 51
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 54 : 45
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 23
Tenure Track Faculty 25
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 50




Selectivity Score: 46/100

Acceptance Rate: 88.8% accepted of 607 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite14 - 21
English14 - 21
Math15 - 20
SATMath390 - 500
Reading390 - 490

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,202 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $8,193
$30K-$48K $9,760
$48K-$75K $11,832
$75K-$110K $13,239
$110K+ $14,088

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,090, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,090 Same as On-Campus
Fees $392 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,840
Books $1,600 $1,600
Total (before financial aid) $8,082 $14,922


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $15,240 Same as On-Campus
Fees $392 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $6,840
Books $1,600 $1,600
Total (before financial aid) $17,232 $24,072

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 39% $4,802
Federal Scholarships/Grants 52% $4,401
Institutional Grants 40% $1,628
Other Federal Grants 3% $1,000
Other Loans 1% $10,194
Pell Grants 52% $4,345
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 94% $3,817
Student Loans 40% $4,993

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

15% of students graduated in six years.

54% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



University of South Carolina-Lancaster participates in the NJCAA Division I for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Randy Jordan (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Shelley Smith (Get recruited )
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