Claflin University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Orangeburg, SC

This school is more affordable than other private schools

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$17,046

Avg tuition

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About Claflin University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Claflin University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,048, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 65%. The university offers 66 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 50%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $17,046.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

65% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

70% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

50% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-18

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 840-1040

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

10%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

92%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

White

1%

Unknown

1%

Hispanic

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

0%

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

71%

Socio-economic diversity

76% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

207

Student Location Breakout

10% 90%

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 6% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 25% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

76%

State Grant Aid

73%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

76%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,042
State Grant Aid $6,399
Institution Grant Aid $3,971
Pell Grant Aid $5,238

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.