Getting a break on out-of-state tuition - by the numbers

09/07/2013 10:41 PM

09/07/2013 10:45 PM

The facts:

S.C. four-year colleges ranked by the percentage of out-of-state students who receive partial or full discounts on their tuition, compared with the college’s total enrollment last year:

College Total enrollment(2012-13) Number of out-of- state students who get discounts on their out-of-state tuition As percentage of total enrollment
1. USC Columbia 31,288 6,418 20.5%
2. Coastal 9,335 1,469 15.7%
3. Clemson 20,768 3,160 15.2%
4. Winthrop 6,170 725 11.8%
5. USC Beaufort 1,828 171 9.4%
6. Lander 3,049 219 7.2%
7. USC Aiken 3,211 214 6.7%
8. College of Charleston 11,723 619 5.3%
9. Francis Marion 4,093 162 4%
10. The Citadel 3,499 121 3.5%
11. USC Upstate 5,561 98 1.8%
12. S.C. State 3,807 0 0
Total 104,332 13,376 12.8%


SOURCE: Analysis of S.C. Commission on Higher Education data

Where the most out-of-state students get discounts

S.C. four-year colleges ranked by the percentage of out-of-state students receiving discounts on out-of-state tuition, compared with the college’s out-of-state enrollment last year.

College Out-of-state students(2012-13) Number of out-of-state students who get discounts on their out-of-state tuition % of out-of-state students
1. Lander 253 219 86.6%
2. Winthrop 946 725 76.6%
3. Francis Marion 214 162 75.7%
4. USC Aiken 286 214 74.8%
5. USC Columbia 10,478 6,418 61.3%
6. USC Beaufort 354 171 48.3%
7. Clemson 7,537 3,160 41.9%
8. Coastal 3,927 1,469 37.4%
9. USC Upstate 321 98 30.5%
10. College of Charleston 4,643 619 13.3%
11. The Citadel 1,345 121 9%
12. S.C. State 774 0 0%
Total 31,078 13,376 43%


SOURCE: Analysis of S.C. Commission on Higher Education data

Where out-of-state enrollment is growing fastest

S.C. four-year colleges ranked by their percentage of out-of-state students in 2012-13. The percentages have been rising over the past decade at the state’s four largest schools -- USC, Clemson, College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina:

College 2012-13 2007-08 2002-03
1. Coastal Carolina 42.1% 39% 34.9%
2. College of Charleston 39.6% 37.2% 35.3%
3. The Citadel 38.4% 42.4% 32.6%
4. Clemson 36.3% 33.3% 32.4%
5. USC Columbia 33.5% 27% 22.8%
6. S.C. State 20.3% 15% 19.7%
7. USC Beaufort 19.4% 24% 34.2%
8. Winthrop 15.3% 14.8% 15.9%
9. USC Aiken 8.9% 8.7% 15%
10. Lander 8.3% 6.3% 5%
11. USC Upstate 5.8% 6.1% 6.8%
12. Francis Marion 5.2% 5.5% 6.9%
Average 29.8% 26.3% 24.7%


SOURCE: Analysis of S.C. Commission on Higher Education data

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