2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,514

Net Price

84%

Admitted

35%

Enrolled

43%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of South Carolina Aiken

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 3,869. In 2021, there were 57 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #13 in South Carolina and ranks #767 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

57

Total Enrollment

3,869

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for University of South Carolina Aiken

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#13

South Carolina Rank

Combining ranking factors for 31 schools that offer psychology degrees in South Carolina, University of South Carolina Aiken ranks #13.

#767

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of South Carolina Aiken ranks #767.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of South Carolina Aiken offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Community Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Community Psychology10
Counseling and Applied Psychology10
General Psychology37
Total Graduates3720
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,808 students applied to the University of South Carolina Aiken. The university admitted 84% and 35% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for South Carolina universities is 7,243. On average, all South Carolina institutions admit 72% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of South Carolina Aiken students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 59%. Compared to all South Carolina four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for University of South Carolina Aiken is 43%, compared to 52% for all South Carolina universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 90%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare USCA to South Carolina Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of South Carolina Aiken to the average of all South Carolina four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

USCA

1,808

Applicants

84%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

59%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

43%

Graduation Rate

SC Colleges

7,243

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 159 or 63% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 93 or 37% part-time faculty members employed at University of South Carolina Aiken. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 159 or 63%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

USCA

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

63%

Percent Full-Time

37%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

SC Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of South Carolina Aiken the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,398, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,240.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $13,734 and the average cost for graduate fees is $362.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of South Carolina Aiken in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of South Carolina Aiken2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,202
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,835
Total Living Expenses$11,037
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,398
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,240
Total Undergraduate Expenses$22,675
In-State, Graduate Tuition$13,734
In-State, Graduate Fees$362
Total Graduate Expenses$14,096
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of South Carolina Aiken is $12,514. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of South Carolina Aiken presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,593$8,551
$30,001 – $48,000$10,059$10,420
$48,001 – $75,000$13,658$14,389
$75,001 – $110,000$15,824$15,884
$110,001 and more$16,500$16,404
US Department of Education

Compare University of South Carolina Aiken to all South Carolina universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

USCA

$22,675

Cost to Attend

$6,398

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,514

Net Price

SC Colleges

$34,902

Cost to Attend

$14,809

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,675

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 519 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,577 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,398.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,577$6,398
Pell Grants1,228$4,817
Federal Student Loans1,573$6,614
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of South Carolina Aiken to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

USCA

2,577

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,228

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,573

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

SC Colleges

3,389

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,195

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,862

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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