University of South Carolina Aiken Graduate Schools

University of South Carolina Aiken (referred to as USCA) is a Public, 4 years school located in Aiken, SC. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Carolina Aiken is $14,096 for South Carolina residents and $30,122 for out-of-state students. The school has 768 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,869 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of South Carolina Aiken (referred to as USCA) is a Public, 4 years school located in Aiken, SC. It is classified as a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1977 - Current[Estimated Date]).
USCA Directory Information
School NameUniversity of South Carolina Aiken (USCA)
Address471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801
Phone803-648-6851
Webhttps://web.usca.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.usca.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.usca.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Carolina Aiken is $14,096 for South Carolina residents and $30,122 for out-of-state students. The school has 768 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,869 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 34 graduate programs through Master's. Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$30,122
$14,096 for South Carolina Residents
Student Population768
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's
Number of Programs34 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of South Carolina Aiken is $14,096 for South Carolina residents and $30,122 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $572 for South Carolina residents and $1,240 for out-of-state students.
University of South Carolina Aiken offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of South Carolina Aiken offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of South Carolina Aiken is $14,096 for South Carolina residents and $30,122 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$13,254$338$28,368$338
2018-2019$13,650$362$29,196$362
2019-2020$13,734$362$29,760$362
2020-2021$13,734$362$29,760$362
2021-2022$13,734$362$29,760$362
The graduate school tuition & fees of USCA is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in South Carolina. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the South Carolina graduate tuition is $25,031 (public) / $13,492 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of South Carolina Aiken$14,096$30,122
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
South Carolina Graduate Schools$13,396$19,204
Public$13,033$25,031
Private$13,492
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $12,072 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of South Carolina Aiken. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.37% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $12,928. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$7,592$4,586$8,502$4,586
2018-2019$7,766$4,586$8,705$4,586
2019-2020$7,946$2,781$9,174$3,762
2020-2021$7,946$2,835$9,058$3,870
2021-2022$8,202$2,835$9,058$3,870
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $572 for South Carolina residents and $1,240 for other students at University of South Carolina Aiken. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$552$1,183
2018-2019$569$1,217
2019-2020$572$1,240
2020-2021$572$1,240
2021-2022$572$1,240

Graduate Programs at USCA

University of South Carolina Aiken offers 4 graduate programs for Master's. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 114 students have completed their study at University of South Carolina Aiken.
Offered Degrees at University of South Carolina Aiken
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree42114
Total42114
The most popular program at University of South Carolina Aiken is the Business Administration and Management program and last year 92 students have earned/completed their degree program.
University of South Carolina Aiken offers 4 programs through Master's. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 114 students have completed their graduate studies.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 12 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology5-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)7-
Psychology [+] 10 completers-
Community Psychology10-
Business [+] 92 completers-
Business Administration and Management92-
Total114

Graduate Student Population at USCA

For academic year 2021-2022, total 768 students enrolled into University of South Carolina Aiken graduate schools where it has total 3,869 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 419 full-time and 349 part-time graduate students. By gender, 257 male and 511 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total768257511
Full-time419173246
Part-tme34984265
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 485 White (63.15%), 190 Black/African American (24.74%), 38 Hispanic (4.95%), 8 Asian (1.04%), and 47 students with other races. 15 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total768257511
American Indian/Native American110
Asian835
Black/African American19056134
Hispanic381424
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White485167318
Two More22517
Un-Known835
Non-resident Alien1578
University of South Carolina Aiken offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 734 graduate students (95.57% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total768
Enrolled Online Exclusively734
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses34
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of South Carolina Aiken. 86 students are aged 20 to 24 (11.20% of total students), 87 students are aged above 50 (11.33%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of South Carolina Aiken.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total768257511
Age 20-21422
Age 22-24822458
Age 25-2915959100
Age 30-341285177
Age 35-391314091
Age 40-4917756121
Age 50-64872562

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