SCSU Description

South Carolina State University (SCSU) is South Carolina’s only public, historically African-American four year university, and that is not all that’s outstanding and unique about it.

Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SCSU offers undergraduate programs in Engineering, Education, English and Modern Languages, Health Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts, among others.

At the graduate level, one may obtain a master’s in everything from Business to Speech Therapy.

SCSU also offers a number of degrees not found anywhere else in the state or the nation.

Among these are SCSU’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering, not offered anywhere else in the U.S., and its MBA in Agribusiness, the only one of its kind in South Carolina.

Academics are not all that set SCSU apart. SCSU also has learning and research centers devoted to different areas of study, like the Center for Transportation Research and the Museum and Planetarium.

Counseling, health, career and academic services are all available for students, whether or not they live on campus. There are also numerous organizational, athletic and community service opportunities intended to enhance what’s learned in the classroom and build skills and life-long relationships.

SCSU offers a large number of financial aid resources and options for its students, all of which are posted on its detailed and comprehensive website.

Quick Facts about South Carolina State University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bulldogs

Nickname

SCSU

Website

www.scsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,688

Out-of-State Tuition

$17,600

Retention Rate

64%

Enrollment

4,756

Year Established

1896

SCSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave South Carolina State University 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

What I think about South Carolina State University overall is that it is the total package institution of higher learning. When I visited the school the atmosphere was vibrant. The campus is most beautiful and easily accessible. The opportunity to see the football team in action was a nice experience as well. The feeling of comfort was there as most everybody treated you like you were an established student already.

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SCSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
4,153
Freshman Class
834
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
4,756

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
87%
Graduate
13%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
98%
Part-Time
2%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
60%
Out-of-State
40%

Gender of Students

Women
49%
Men
51%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
93%
Caucasian
3%
Other
4%

Students State Origin

South Carolina
60%
Georgia
8%
Florida
2%
North Carolina
2%
California
1%
Other
27%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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