PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Geography, University of South Carolina-Columbia


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
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8-22

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
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20-41

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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627

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$21,080
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$400
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,028

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$21,080
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$400
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$484

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$50

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$7,328
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,070

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$9,365
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,070

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 Geography doctorate recipients from University of South Carolina-Columbia paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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35%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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25%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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15%*
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
25%
OTHER
0%*

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Geography doctorate recipients from University of South Carolina-Columbia


Median tuition remission

50%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
19%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
38%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
44%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Geography doctorate recipients from University of South Carolina-Columbia


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

3.5

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

68%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
76%
Negotiating with specific organizations
2%*
Still seeking
22%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
9%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
67%
Private sector
0%*
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
47%*
Teaching
53%
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
0%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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16

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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NO

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
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8-28

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.6
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.4

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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86%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.4

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
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6-20

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
25%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
6%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
53%
FEMALE
47%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
76%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
24%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
9%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
34%
FEMALE
66%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
90%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
10%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
15%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
2%
WHITE
65%
HISPANIC / LATINO
1%
UNKNOWN
17%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
47%
PART TIME
53%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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16
Interdisciplinary faculty
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0%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
34
First year
7.2

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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2.1

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Geography degrees from University of South Carolina-Columbia


Master's degrees/year

10.2

Doctoral degrees/year

4.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(803) 777-7000 ext. 7000


Location

Columbia, SC 29208


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Geography degree recipients from University of South Carolina-Columbia and may include graduates from more than one program.