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Get the facts about Anderson University South Carolina. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Anderson University South Carolina Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Anderson University South Carolina was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Anderson University South Carolina as #861 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Anderson University South Carolina also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in South Carolina ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Anderson University South Carolina?

Acceptance Rate

Anderson University South Carolina has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Anderson University South Carolina submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 530 to 620 )
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SAT Math Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 510 to 610 )
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Anderson University South Carolina received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Anderson University South Carolina  ( 21 to 26 )
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Anderson University South Carolina Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Anderson University South Carolina, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Anderson University South Carolina is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Anderson University South Carolina

Freshmen Retention Rate

Anderson University South Carolina has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Anderson University South Carolina the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at Anderson University South Carolina

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,893 undergraduates at Anderson University South Carolina with 2,544 being full-time and 349 being part-time.

Anderson University South Carolina Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Anderson University South Carolina is 31.28 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  31.28 out of 100
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How Much Does Anderson University South Carolina Cost?

The overall average net price of Anderson University South Carolina is $21,562. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Anderson University South Carolina

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,459 $18,653 $20,934 $22,532 $23,707

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Anderson University South Carolina, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Anderson University South Carolina, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,390 a year. That adds up to $29,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Anderson University South Carolina is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Anderson University South Carolina Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Anderson University South Carolina make around $35,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Anderson University South Carolina

Located in Anderson, South Carolina, Anderson University South Carolina is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Anderson University South Carolina are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621-4035
Phone: 864-231-2000
Website: www.andersonuniversity.edu

Anderson University South Carolina Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from Anderson University South Carolina. Of these students, 648 received undergraduate degrees and 217 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 100 $56,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 64 $30,900
Business Administration & Management 43 $41,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42 $31,800
Accounting 34 NA
Marketing 32 NA
Design & Applied Arts 29 $34,700
Health & Physical Education 28 $20,400
Drama & Theater Arts 24 NA
Human Services 23 $28,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Anderson University South Carolina along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Anderson University South Carolina

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,577 students took at least one online class at Anderson University South Carolina. This is an increase from the 1,456 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,577 541
2016-2017 1,456 637
2015-2016 1,452 696
2014-2015 2,479 295
2013-2014 2,145 183

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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