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Presbyterian College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Presbyterian College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Presbyterian College Ranked?

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2021 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.

Presbyterian College was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

PC is ranked #345 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

PC is also ranked #6 out of 34 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into PC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Presbyterian College is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to PC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Presbyterian College  ( 510 to 620 )
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SAT Math Scores for Presbyterian College  ( 510 to 630 )
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PC received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Presbyterian College  ( 21 to 27 )
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Presbyterian College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at PC is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Presbyterian College 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 Presbyterian College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Presbyterian College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 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 PC the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at PC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,016 undergraduates at PC with 975 being full-time and 41 being part-time.

PC 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 PC is 76.86 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.86 out of 100
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How Much Does Presbyterian College Cost?

The overall average net price of PC is $18,851. 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 PC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,350 $15,223 $17,279 $21,748 $26,644

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 PC, 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 PC, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,096 a year. That adds up to $24,384 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PC is 2.4%. 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 PC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from PC make about $44,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for PC students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Clinton, South Carolina. Clinton is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Presbyterian College

Contact details for PC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325
Phone: 864-833-2820
Website: https://www.presby.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PresbyterianCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/presbycollege

Presbyterian College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Presbyterian College. Of these students, 228 received undergraduate degrees and 75 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 51 $37,900
General Biology 28 NA
Political Science & Government 28 NA
General Psychology 25 $25,900
History 16 NA
Business/Managerial Economics 14 NA
Physics 13 NA
General English Literature 13 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 NA

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

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