South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC 29117
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South Carolina State University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in South Carolina. The campus is located in Orangeburg town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,942 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 591 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 408 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 36% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

South Carolina State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,208, and fees were $1,532. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,588 and $1,532 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,942
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1941 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - 12/14/2014



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT840 to 980
ACT15 to 18
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$448/credit
In State Students$448/credit
Out of State Students$880/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$607/credit
In State Students$607/credit
Out of State Students$1,194/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $20,160 $20,160 $39,600
ADN 70 $31,360 $31,360 $61,600
BSN 125 $56,000 $56,000 $110,000
FNP 50 $30,350 $30,350 $59,700
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of South Carolina State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 81% $4,840
Other Federal Grant 26% $934
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $3,246
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 19% $13,559
Federal Student Loans 81% $6,793
Private Loans -- $5,830


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,094
$30,001 to $48,000$21,739
$48,001 to $75,000$23,507
$75,001 to $110,000$26,333
Over $110,000$24,732

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
South Carolina State University
300 College St NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117

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