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Want the scoop on Limestone College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Limestone College offers, how the school ranks, 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 Limestone College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Limestone College was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Limestone College is ranked #1,347 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Limestone College also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in South Carolina ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Limestone College?

Acceptance Rate

Limestone College has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Limestone College.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Limestone College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 560. Math scores were between 480 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Limestone College  ( 480 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Limestone College  ( 480 to 550 )
Limestone College received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Limestone College  ( 17 to 22 )

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Limestone College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Limestone College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Limestone College is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Limestone College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Limestone College this rate is 51%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  51 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at Limestone College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Limestone College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,597 undergraduates at Limestone College with 1,943 being full-time and 654 being part-time.

Limestone College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Limestone College is 65.98 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.98 out of 100
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How Much Does Limestone College Cost?

The overall average net price of Limestone College is $24,073. 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 Limestone College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,574 $23,334 $26,860 $25,291 $27,264

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 Limestone College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Limestone College, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $11,740 a year. That adds up to $46,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Limestone College is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Limestone College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Limestone College make around $37,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Limestone College make the most money.

Location of Limestone College

Located in Gaffney, South Carolina, Limestone College is a private not-for-profit institution. Gaffney is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Limestone College

Contact details for Limestone College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340-3799
Phone: 800-795-7151

Limestone College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 28 majors graduated from Limestone College. Of these students, 639 received undergraduate degrees and 30 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
Business Administration & Management 156 $39,200
Social Work 88 $29,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43 NA
Marketing 35 NA
General Psychology 32 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 31 $31,800
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31 NA
Information Technology 31 $46,400
Health & Physical Education 25 NA
General Biology 22 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Limestone College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Limestone College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,361 students took at least one online class at Limestone College. This is a decrease from the 1,496 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,361 1,361
2016-2017 1,496 1,002
2015-2016 1,651 1,067
2014-2015 1,695 1,042
2013-2014 1,643 1,091

Learn more about online learning at Limestone College.

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