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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
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:  3,083 (318 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 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
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 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty1,249315
Research and public service1,0570
Total graduate assistants-85
Average tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$15,622
In-state fees$1,325
Out-of-state tuition$24,508
In-state fees$1,325
Graduate student tuition and fees
In-state tuition$16,333
In-state fees$1,369
Out-of-state tuition$24,304
Out-of-state fees$1,369
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1123$1,308,931$10,642
Pell grants41$217,871$5,314
Federal student loans198$1,686,473$8,518
  • 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 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment3,083
Undergraduate enrollment318
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment127
Graduate enrollment2,765
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 14%
Female: 86%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 51%
25 and over: 49%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 80%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 21%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $50
  • 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.
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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--0-
Biomedical Sciences, General-25--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--2-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology--2-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0-
Category total-3420-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-56d--
Advanced General Dentistry-9--
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist027--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---0d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General60--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-3919-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-0d--
Medical Informatics-80-
Medical Science/Scientist-7--
Nurse Anesthetist-030-
Nursing Administration---0
Nursing Practice--43d-
Nursing Science--5d-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--0-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-0--
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--50
Physical Therapy/Therapist--58-
Physician Assistant-59--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0d
Public Health Education and Promotion-6--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse207---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-121-
Category total213223d486d0d
Grand total2132575060
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, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 24
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 58
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: $15,629
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $26,206
  • 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)12/31/2025
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (12/13/1968)12/31/2023
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (07/28/2006)12/31/2025
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (12/15/1972)12/31/2025
PeriodonticsAccredited since (12/09/1976)12/31/2025
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreePreaccredited since (04/10/2021)12/31/2021
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)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsPreaccredited since (05/01/2021)05/01/2025
 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)05/31/2030
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1942)12/31/2021
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)06/30/2027
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 Months/Optional 2nd YearAccredited since (05/02/1991)12/31/2025
PredoctoralAccredited since (05/01/1966)12/31/2025
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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Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape211
d. Fondling3122
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape012
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault134
i. Burglary225
j. Motor vehicle theft433
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence587
b. Dating violence200
c. Stalking234
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations065
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations140
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
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Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate1.1%1.3%0.6%
Number in default9115
Number in repayment817810803
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)