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IPEDS ID: 218335
OPE ID: 00343800
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Medical University of South Carolina
179 Ashley Ave, Charleston, South Carolina 29425
General information:  (843) 792-2300
Website:  web.musc.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,985 (303 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1,210323
Instructional209323
Research and public service1,0010
Total graduate assistants-96
Instructional-96
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$15,622
In-state fees$1,200
Out-of-state tuition$23,340
In-state fees$1,200
Graduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$16,333
In-state fees$924
Out-of-state tuition$22,564
Out-of-state fees$924
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid114147%$1,284,705$9,111
Pell grants4515%$184,173$4,093
Federal student loans21170%$2,252,102$10,673
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment2,985
Undergraduate enrollment303
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment145
Graduate enrollment2,682
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 84%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 46%
25 and over: 54%
Age unknown: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 81%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 16%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $95
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology--3-
Biochemistry--1-
Bioinformatics--0-
Biomedical Sciences, General-32--
Biometry/Biometrics--6-
Biostatistics-00-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--10-
Epidemiology-80-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--3-
Neuroscience--0-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--2-
Pharmacology--0-
Category total-4025-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-0d--
Advanced General Dentistry-7--
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist123d--
Dentistry--71-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---0d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General20--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-3331-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-53--
Medical Informatics-230-
Medical Scientist-14d--
Medicine--159-
Nurse Anesthetist-292-
Nursing Practice--16d-
Nursing Science--18d-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--0-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-0--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--3-
Pharmacy--770
Physical Therapy/Therapist--63-
Physician Assistant-59--
Public Health Education and Promotion-12--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse197d---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-445-
Category total200d297d445d0d
Grand total2003374700
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 15
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 60
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,993
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $21,898
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1971)12/14/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nursesPreaccredited (01/06/1975 - 06/16/1987)
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nursesAccredited (06/16/1987 - 05/31/2010)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (07/24/1939)06/30/2025
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
EndodonticsAccredited since (07/30/2009)12/31/2024
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (12/13/1968)12/31/2022
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (07/28/2006)12/31/2024
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (12/15/1972)12/31/2024
PeriodonticsAccredited since (12/09/1976)12/31/2024
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's DegreeAccredited since (01/01/1978)12/31/2023
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (09/07/1975)12/20/2020
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (12/01/2000 - 06/01/2010)
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1994)12/31/2017
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since ((!)10/18/2010)09/01/2025
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/15/2005)09/01/2025
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/15/2005)09/01/2025
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levelsAccredited since ((!)07/01/1966)10/31/2019
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1942)12/31/2013
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic InternshipAccredited since (07/01/1995)12/31/2014
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 MonthsAccredited since (05/02/1991)12/31/2024
PredoctoralAccredited since (05/01/1966)12/31/2024
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Charleston Consortium - 165 Cannon StreetAccredited since (12/01/1977)12/31/2016
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  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/142461.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations373
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape142
Fondling023
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault331
Burglary572
Motor vehicle theft024
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate0.7%0.4%0.8%
Number in default636
Number in repayment792743707
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)