School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of University of South Carolina-Columbia and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Columbia is 64.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 24.00%. The application fees are $65 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate64.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

South Carolina's 2023 tuition & fees is $12,688 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($33,928).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $13,774 for South Carolina residents and $30,160 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$12,688$33,928
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,774$30,160
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 35,653 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 3,416 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. South Carolina has 27,343 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 8,310 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students35,653
Undergraduate Students27,343
Graduate Students8,310
Online Enrollment3,416

Offered Degrees and On-Campus Services

South Carolina offers 294 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 7 out of the 294 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by South Carolina
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServicesLearning opportunities
Number of programs294 Programs
Number of online programs7 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsCertificates of at least 12 weeks but less than 1 year
1 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification