University of South Carolina - Columbia

UofSC Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the UofSC diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

UofSC Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of South Carolina - Columbia?

UofSC total enrollment is approximately 35,364 students.

26,400 are undergraduates and 5,414 are graduate students.

UofSC Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UofSC undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.

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UofSC Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 19,861
Black or African American 2,102
Hispanic 1,302
Multi-Ethnic 1,055
International 933
Asian 892
Unknown 185
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 23

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UofSC Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 56% of full-time grad students are women, and 44% men.

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UofSC Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,433
International 874
Black or African American 460
Hispanic 200
Asian 183
Multi-Ethnic 154
Unknown 106
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UofSC achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #391 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  391 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  88.90 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does UofSC Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UofSC is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UofSC is ranked 2,493 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2493 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  34.23 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

UofSC Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 25,748
Black or African American 3,116
International 1,958
Hispanic 1,647
Multi-Ethnic 1,300
Asian 1,158
Unknown 348
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 28

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of South Carolina - Columbia Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 5,028
Black or African American 1,391
Asian 305
Multi-Ethnic 108
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 18
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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UofSC ranks 532 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  532 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  85.99 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 19,494 female students and 15,870 male students at UofSC.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UofSC is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.36 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 4,464 female teachers and 3,754 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
52.43% Out of State
1.64% Out of the Country

UofSC ranks 262 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

52.43% of UofSC students come from out of state, and 1.64% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  87 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
South Carolina 2,391
North Carolina 487
New Jersey 270
Virginia 266
Maryland 249

International Students at UofSC

Students from 108 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Learn more about international students at UofSC.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
57.25% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  74.12 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UofSC, 57.25% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 11,221
18-19 8,661
22-24 7,282
25-29 3,599
35 and over 2,270
30-34 1,569
Under 18 0

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.

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