Select any icon on the page for more information.

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, SC

School Website

How Colleges Spend Money

The graph below shows the Administrative Cost Per Student at University of South Carolina - Columbia. This is a measure of expenditures per student for day-today executive operations of the institution, not including student services or academic management.

Visit to learn more about spending in higher education, including instructional costs, student services costs, and more.

FIRE Speech Rating

University of South Carolina - Columbia earns a Yellow speech code rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

FIRE evaluates colleges and universities' "speech codes," or written free speech policies, for how well they protect students' freedom of speech. ACTA believes an institution's commitment to free expression correlates with its commitment to academic excellence, facilitated through the free exchange of ideas.

"The mission of the University of South Carolina Columbia is to educate students through outstanding teaching and to provide research, scholarship, and service that drives community and economic impact for the benefit of the state, nation, and world." [Source]

Curriculum last evaluated: 5/20/2024

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.