University of South Carolina – Beaufort

Also known as USC Beaufort

1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC

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University of South Carolina - Beaufort provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Bluffton, South Carolina and publically funded. USC Beaufort has a yearly student enrollment of about 1,800.

Areas of study offered at USC Beaufort include:

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Hospitality Administration and Management
  • Social Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 840 to 1020 on the SAT and in a range of 17 to 22 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of 74% of which only 41% chose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $9,000 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 annually. Housing is available for students and costs about $5,200 each year. Students attending University of South Carolina - Beaufort may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at University of South Carolina - Beaufort through the NAIA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Track and Field, Outdoor (NAIA Division II)
  • Track and Field, X-Country (NAIA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students University of South Carolina – Beaufort accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of South Carolina – Beaufort is around 2,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 25% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $9,500-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $20,000-$23,520
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $390-$470 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $820-$980 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$6,265
Receiving Student Loans70%$6,253

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of South Carolina – Beaufort may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Career path counseling
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of USC Beaufort is close to 27%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years10%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

USC Beaufort is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Florida Sun Conference)
  • Golf
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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