University of South Carolina – Sumter

200 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC

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USC Sumter is an integral part of the University of Carolina system. The campus is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus that used to be part of Clemson University. The school joined the University of South Carolina system in 1973 and today has an enrollment of about 1,000 per academic year. USC Sumter confers two-year associate's degrees and offers baccalaureate degree programs in business administration, elementary education, nursing, early childhood education, and interdisciplinary studies.

In-state tuition at the Sumter campus is $2,946 per semester.  In-state tuition for the Aiken courses is $4,367.

At the USC campus students can earn an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or a graduate degree. The bachelor’s degree offerings in business administration, elementary education, early childhood education, liberal studies and organizational leadership meet the educational needs of most students without having to leave Sumter. Programs that allow students to transfer to a four year institute are available in engineering, pharmacy, biology, computer science, criminal justice, media arts without loss of any credit.

USC-Sumter offers services on Shaw Air Force Base. The college is proud to help those who serve our country. Services offered include placement testing, admissions, academic advisement, course registration, and tuition processing.

USC Sumter offers eight week semesters on Shaw Air Force Base. Members of the military can also take day and night classes at the Sumter campus.

The college is an integral part of the community and offers an outstanding education at an affordable price.

Admission Requirements & Details

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

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of South Carolina – Sumter has a total student population of about 900, where graduate students make up roughly 22% 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 $9,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$6,845
Receiving Student Loans28%$4,492
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of South Carolina – Sumter may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of South Carolina – Sumter is approximately 14%.

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of South Carolina – Sumter is a Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), with many of the sports being in the NJCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

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Contact Information

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