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South Carolina is a public graduate school in Columbia, South Carolina. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 8,062 graduate students. Of the 110 graduate programs offered at University of South Carolina, 5 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of South Carolina are Social Work, Business, and Law. 30% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
8,062
Part-Time Grad Students
2,425
Research Assistants
734
Teaching Assistants
922
Racial Diversity
  • White
    66.6%
  • African American
    12%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    10.5%
  • Hispanic
    3.3%
  • Asian
    2.9%
  • Multiracial
    2.6%
  • Unknown
    1.9%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Driven
    25%
  • Friendly
    50%
  • reckless
    25%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 4 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    50%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    50%

Professors

Poll
50%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.4 responses
Poll
25%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.4 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 4 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    50%
  • $25K-$50K
    25%
  • <$25K
    25%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 4 responses
  • <$50K
    50%
  • Did not graduate yet
    50%
50%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.4 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$45,663
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,400
National
$184,700
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Wonderful people, place and a first rate education!
You will love the Southern Hospitality of your fellow classmates, teachers, and all who work in and around the campus!
Bring your School Spirit, and all your tailgating equipment! The University of South Carolina takes School Spirit to a hole another level! Make sure you purchase at least a University of South Carolina t-shirt and sweatshirt. Everything your need is within walking distance. You will love the food on Gervais Street. You will enjoy your your whole experience at the University of South Carolina!
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A few things I like about USC include the availability of online programs for working graduate students. The professors comments to students questions are thorough, enhance learning and encourage students. The professors overall are professional, intelligent and well educated and have a solid outline for the class and coursework. The cost compared to other programs in comparison is competitive. There are events for graduate students if interested. Although it’s a small town the location is convenient to many hip coffee shops and restaurants or bars. The campus is beautiful. Although my classes were online some professors encourage you to visit them during office hours if needed. Tests have to be proctored but on campus it is free, or you can do through a website which make it much more convenient, it just costs 8-20$ depending on how advance you book. Overall, very pleased.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an undergrad at the University of South Carolina. There is something for all to get involved in if you take the initiative to find it. You also get acquainted with a wide variety of professionals, as part of both the student body and professors. I have returned for my graduate degree, I loved the school so much! The school is very large and diverse, so if that is what you are looking for, look no further!