University of South Carolina Salkehatchie: Narrative Description

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PO Box 617
Allendale, SC 29810-0617
Tel: (803)584-3446; Admissions: (803)584-3446; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of South Carolina System. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 95-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2086 per student. Total enrollment: 777. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 10 valedictorians. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 41% black, 27% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $3456 full-time, $144 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8554 full-time, $356 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $8 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual event: Feast Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Salkehatchie Learning Resource Center with 47,877 books, 11,477 microform titles, 832 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $371,233. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.