South Carolina State University: Statistics

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#2906 of 14,131 In the World
#851 of 2,597 In North America
#783 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 37 In South Carolina
#1 of 2 In Orangeburg
#1067 of 1,068 For Military science
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Acceptance rate
94%
Average SAT
900
Average ACT
16
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
2,020
Graduates
319
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.scsu.edu

South Carolina State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Applicants 3,128 1,169 1,959
Admissions 2,943 1,095 1,848
Freshmen enrolled full time 431 170 261
Freshmen enrolled part time 48 26 22

1,055 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

123 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
161 or 34%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 800
or below

75% of them
had 1000
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in South Carolina State University are 800-1000 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
227 or 47%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 14
or below

75% of them
had 18
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in South Carolina State University are 14-18 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 2169 (93%)
White 82 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 31 (1%)
Two or more races 29 (1%)
Hispanic 10 (0.4%)
Asian 7 (0.3%)
Nonresident Alien 4 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,438
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $9,528$9,928
Tuition in-state $9,528$9,928
Tuition out-of-state $20,218$21,038
Fee in-district $1,532$1,532
Fee in-state $1,532$1,532
Fee out-of-state $1,532$1,532

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,454
Combined charge for room and board $9,890
Room charge $6,600
Meal charge $3,290

South Carolina State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 50
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 39
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 11 22
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 30
Business Administration and Management, General 21
Mass Communication & Media Studies 21
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 17
Business & Commerce, General 14
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 14
Computer and Information Sciences, General 13
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 13
Social Work 12
Accounting 9
Psychology, General 9
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 5
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 7
Chemistry, General 6
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 4 2
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 1
English Language and Literature, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Nuclear Engineering 4
Sociology, General 4
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 4
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 3
Music Management 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Human Development and Family Studies, General 2
Industrial Technology & Technician 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
Transportation & Mobility Management 2
Civil Engineering Technologies & Technicians 1
Civil Engineering, General 1
History, General 1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 1
Physics, General 1
Social Sciences, General 1
Grand Total 330 77 17
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 30% 24% 36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 69%
  • Part-time retention rate - 17%

Publications & Citations

Publications
558
Citations
8,205

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
152 / 1,986
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
118 / 909
Computer Science
88 / 1,004
Business
80 / 1,720
Physics
75 / 634
Medicine
69 / 1,050
Psychology
67 / 1,332
Biology
67 / 961
Chemistry
62 / 1,033
Environmental Science
54 / 557
Economics
51 / 1,034
Mathematics
48 / 1,056
Materials Science
35 / 184
Political Science
32 / 22
Astrophysics and Astronomy
26 / 335
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
26 / 304
Demography
25 / 180
Automation and Control engineering
24 / 281
Sociology
22 / 296
Education Majors
18 / 238
Operations Research
16 / 193
Art & Design
15 / 231
International Business
15 / 218
Math Teachers
14 / 464
Child Psychology
13 / 160
Social Psychology
13 / 368
Gender Studies
12 / 170
International Economics
12 / 79
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
12 / 289
Health Science
11 / 99
Machine Learning
11 / 239
Robotics
11 / 77
Cognitive Science
11 / 284
Oncology and Cancer research
10 / 93
Agricultural Science
10 / 78
Transportation Engineering
10 / 232
Law
10 / 3
Electronic Engineering
10 / 449
Environmental Management
9 / 35
Investment Banking and Stock trading
9 / 550

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 27
1992 6 32
1993 9 44
1994 8 51
1995 13 78
1996 12 106
1997 8 113
1998 10 127
1999 12 119
2000 12 117
2001 7 127
2002 8 137
2003 11 139
2004 18 206
2005 12 189
2006 19 271
2007 26 296
2008 20 289
2009 23 339
2010 30 427
2011 33 488
2012 25 552
2013 19 526
2014 33 598
2015 24 608
2016 17 533
2017 30 606
2018 40 658
2019 24 614
2020 32 701
2021 31 763

South Carolina State University alumni

  1. Jim Clyburn

    Jim Clyburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in South Carolina State University
    In 1961 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    chief executive officerteacheremployment counsellorpolitician
    Biography

    James Enos Clyburn is an American politician and retired educator serving as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina. He has served as House majority whip since 2019. He is a two-time majority whip, previously serving in the post from 2007 to 2011, and served as House assistant minority leader from 2011 to 2019.

  2. Ernest Everett Just

    Ernest Everett Just
    Years
    1883-1941 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    university teacherbiologistmarine biologistzoologist
    Biography

    Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. In his work within marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis, he advocated the study of whole cells under normal conditions, rather than simply breaking them apart in a laboratory setting.

  3. Armstrong Williams

    Armstrong Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalist
    Biography

    Armstrong Williams is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author, and talk show host. Williams writes a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, has hosted a daily radio show, and hosts a nationally syndicated television program called The Armstrong Williams Show. He is the owner of Howard Stirk Holdings, a media company affiliated with Sinclair Broadcasting that has purchased numerous television stations. Williams is a longtime associate of former HUD Secretary and 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson.

  4. Marion Motley

    Marion Motley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-1999 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Marion Motley was an American professional football player who was a halfback and linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). He was a leading pass-blocker and rusher in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and ended his career with an average of 5.7 yards per carry, a record for running backs that still stands. A versatile player who possessed both quickness and size, Motley was a force on both offense and defense. Fellow Hall of Fame running back Joe Perry once called Motley "the greatest all-around football player there ever was".

All 24 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names SC State
Founded 1896
Motto Scientia, Officium, Honos
Knowledge, Duty, Honor
Colors garnet, blue
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 513
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 300 College St NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina, 29117-0001
United States
City population 14,000
Phone 8035367000
Fax +1 (803) 533 3622

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