University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, SC 29801
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University of South Carolina-Aiken is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in South Carolina. The campus is located in a suburb, in Aiken.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,506 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 573 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 390 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of South Carolina Aiken's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $10,164, and fees were $338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,364 and $338 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,506
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 66
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1973 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1988 - 12/31/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/26/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1120
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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 $45
Graduates $45

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$424/credit
In State Students$424/credit
Out of State Students$849/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$552/credit
In State Students$552/credit
Out of State Students$1,183/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 $19,080 $19,080 $38,205
ADN 70 $29,680 $29,680 $59,430
BSN 125 $53,000 $53,000 $106,125
FNP 50 $27,600 $27,600 $59,150
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, 95% of University of South Carolina-Aiken's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,541
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,384
State Grant & Scholarships 76% $4,517
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $2,594
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,291
Private Loans 4% $7,461


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$12,170
$30,001 to $48,000$13,446
$48,001 to $75,000$16,405
$75,001 to $110,000$17,547
Over $110,000$18,450

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
University of South Carolina-Aiken
471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801

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