Graduate Student Population in South Carolina

For academic year 2021-2022, total 30,423 graduate students enrolled in 34 graduate schools in South Carolina. By gender, there are 11,311 male students (37.18%) and 19,112 female students (62.82%) enrolled in graduate programs.
University of South Carolina-Columbia has the most graduate students of 8,607 and Clemson University has the second most graduate students of 5,688 in South Carolina. You can view and compare the graduate student population along with tuition and other admission information at South Carolina colleges at South Carolina Graduate School Comparison page.
By attending status, 17,224 students enrolled as full-time and 13,199 students enrolled as part-time for graduate programs. Next table shows the 2022 graduate students population by gender and attending status at South Carolina graduate schools.
University of South Carolina-Columbia has the most graduate students of 8,607
Graduate Student Population By Gender and Attending Status at South Carolina graduate schools (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Total30,42311,31119,112
Full-time17,2247,06010,164
Part-time13,1994,2518,948

Population by Race/Ethnicity

For academic year 2021-2022, of the 34 enrolled students in South Carolina graduate schools, 91 were American Indian/Native American (0.30%), 1,138 were Asian (3.74%), 4,458 were Black/African American (14.65%), 1,268 were Hispanic (4.17%), 23 were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (0.08%), 18,944 were White (62.27%), 769 were Two More (2.53%), and 941 were Un-Known (3.09%). The number of non-resident alien students is 2,791 (9.17%). Next table shows the 2022 graduate school students population by race/ethnicity and state at South Carolina graduate schools.
Graduate Student Population By Race/Ethnicity at South Carolina graduate schools (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Total30,42311,31119,112
American Indian/Native American912665
Asian1,138434704
Black/African American4,4581,2303,228
Hispanic1,268502766
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander23914
White18,9446,79112,153
Two More769260509
Un-Known941448493
Non-resident Alien2,7911,6111,180
Data Source: