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History
  • 1966: Clemson University at Sumter opened its doors to 97 students
  • 1973-Present: University of South Carolina Sumter
The Community Served
  • USC Sumter has served 50,220 students since 1966
  • USC Sumter's average student age is 23
  • USCSumter minority student enrollment has increased 19% since 1990
  • USC Sumter's minority graduation rate is above 29%
  • USC Sumter offers classes at:
    • Sumter & Shaw AFB campuses, Camden Military Academy, Cardinal-Newman High School, Sumter High School & Thomas SumterAcademy
  • The 2006 Fall Semester enrollment is 1088 - Headcount and 742 - FTE
  • USC Sumter serves more than 2000 different students annually
  • Active-duty military and veterans comprise 10% of the student population
  • USC Sumter students come from the following counties:
    • Sumter (76%); Clarendon (7%); Kershaw (7%); Richland (4%); Lee (2%); Williamsburg (.4%); Other (3.6%)

  • 58% of USC Sumter students are full-time - 42% are part-time
  • 61% of USC Sumter students are female - 39% are male
  • 42% of USC Sumter students are minority
  • Average USC Sumter ACT & SAT scores for freshman are 19.9 and 934, respectively
  • USC Sumter students' declared majors are:
    • Arts & Letters (3%); Business (25%); Humanities (9%); Education (15%); 
      Interdisciplinary Studies & Other (1%); Science & Mathematics (17%);
      & Undecided (33%)
Programs/Degrees/Courses of Study
    Associate Degrees: Arts & Science
    • Since 1976, USC Sumter students have earned 3557 associate degrees (the average lifetime earnings for the holder of an associate degree is $254,000 more than for a high school graduate)
    Baccalaureate Degrees: Education, Business, Nursing & Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Since 1981, USC Sumter students have earned 1514 baccalaureate degrees through programs offered by USC Sumter in cooperation with other USC campuses and institutions (the average lifetime earnings for the holder of a bachelor's degree is $523,000 more than for a high school graduate)
Faculty and Staff
  • USC Sumter has 41 full-time faculty members, with an average annual teaching load of 8 courses each year
  • 88% of USC Sumter faculty hold terminal degrees from the following institutions:
    • Bowling Green State University; Capital University; Case Western Reserve University; City University-London; East Tennessee State University; Florida International University; Georgia State University; Golden Gate University; Loyola University Chicago; Michigan State University; North Carolina State University; Northern Illinois University; Purdue University; Stanford University; State University of New York; State University of New York at Binghamton; Texas Christian University; Tulane University; University of California Riverside; University of Delaware; University of Florida; University of Georgia; University of Maryland; University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; University of Missouri-Columbia; University of North Texas; University of Oregon; University of Pittsburgh; University of South Carolina; Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Unversity; Virginia State University; Western Michigan University; Yale University
  • Median annual salary of USC Sumter faculty is $54,302
  • USC Sumter has 62 full-time staff members
  • 16% of USC Sumter staff teach one or more courses each year in addition to their regular duties
  • Median annual salary of USC Sumter staff is $31,713
The Campus
  • 49.5 acres
  • $22 million replacement cost of property and physical plant
  • 236,000 square feet of heated space in eight permanent 
  • 120 offices and 75 classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces
  • Paved and lighted parking spaces for 700 vehicles, including 20 handicapped spaces
Economic Impact
  •  USC Sumter has a $7.4 million operating budget (81% in salaries and benefits)
  • Grant expenditures in Research, Public Service & other for FY 2004 were approximately $600,000
  • Grant expenditures in Scholarships for FY 2004 were $2.0 million
  • Capital expenditures for the past ten years have totaled more than $4.6 million
  • The Sumter Partnership of the USC Educational Foundation (SPUSCEF) gives guidance and direction to USC Sumter fund-raising programs and helps provide an additional source of income to the University so that it can better fulfill its mission.  Charitable gifts allow the University  to achieve a level of excellence within its programs and activities that would not be possible otherwise.  More specifically SPUSCEF oversees the University's $1.8 million endowments and provides additional resources for scholarships, professorships, emergency loans for students, faculty/staff development, art-related activities and recognition of outstanding employees 
Campus Events & Programs Open to the Public
Late August -- Opening Convocation with guest speaker
Fall Semester -- Scholars' Tea, featuring a scholarly presentation by a USC Sumter professor
Fall Semester -- AAAS Talent Show
September through May -- Music concerts and shows featuring various artists
September through May -- Art exhibitions highlighting various artists in the USC Sumter galleries
November -- Annual Big Wednesday activities week before Carolina/Clemson football game
January -- Observances of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with other community groups
March-- Math - Science Contest for high school juniors and seniors
Spring Semester -- Poetry Contest and readings featuring K-12 students
Spring Semester -- Multi-Cultural Celebratrion and covered dish dinner
Spring Semester  -- Celebration of the Spoken Word spotlighting praise, poetry and storytelling
April -- S.C. Junior Academy of Science Competition for middle school & high schools students
Mid May -- Commencement with guest speaker
June -- Summer Film Series with commentary & discussion
Year-round-- William J. Reynolds aerospace art collection in W. J. Reynolds  Gallery
Year-round-- The USC Sumter Permanent Art Collection on display in various locations around the campus
Year-round-- Bookstore open featuring books and you favorite team merchandise

Detailed Stats can be viewed at:  http://ire.uscsumter.edu/factstat
Last modified Monday April 04, 2011
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