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Erskine College and Seminary was founded in 1839 and it became the first four-year Christian liberal arts college in South Carolina. The school is located in the academic village of Due West, a small town of just 1,200 in an area that is bursting with Revolutionary War and Civil War history, providing many places to visit. Due to this and its annual spring festival, it draws many tourists who like to come and be a part of the cultural and historic heritage.

Even though EC is located in a very small town with a lot of character, it is close to several major cities including Atlanta and Charlotte. There is easy access to both Interstates Route 26 and Route 85 which makes getting to the major cities an easy process.

There are also a lot of lakes and recreational areas available near campus for outdoor gatherings.


The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at Erskine College.

History – General
English Language and Literature:
Biological and Biomedical Sciences:
School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Art – General, Music – General
Philosphy and Religion:
Philosophy, Philosophy & Religion – General, Religion/Religious Studies
Mathematics – General
Parks, Recreation, and Fitness:
Health/Physical Fitness, recreation & fitness – general, Sport/Fitness Administration
Foreign Language and Literature:
French, Spanish
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Special Education
Psychology – General
Health and Clinical Sciences:
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
Physical Sciences:
Chemistry, Physics
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Business Administration/Management

Most Popular Fields of Study

Financial Aid

Attending a small liberal arts school can often times be quite expensive. At EC, they do everything they can to make attending affordable for students and their parents. With assistance and careful planning, most in state students can attend for less than $10,000 per year.

Financial aid is available to eligible EC students. Assistance comes from federal, state and institutional aid sources which allows for over 90% of students to receive aid. There are also scholarships available which are given out for the following reasons: athletics, academics, community services, church involvement and performing arts.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3348th for the average student loan amount.
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Students have many ways to get involved on campus. There are over 40 different organizations that hit upon all interests. Some of these include: musical, religion, community service, athletics, fraternity and sorority.

It is this school’s philosophy for students to become connected while attending. It is a requirement that during all school terms, students must live in residential living and eat in the dining halls that are available. When enrolling to this school, students are automatically charged a room and board fee since this is a requirement for all students who attend. Male and female residential halls are separate and there are no co-ed living facilities.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Athletic teams are known as the Flying Fleet. This school is a part of the NCAA.

Information Summary

Ranks 8th in South Carolina and 453rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in South Carolina and 5th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 3 0.39

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Due West, SC 29639
Surrounding communityDistant rural area (between 5 to 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population1,631 (N/A urban / 1,631 rural)
Households459 (2.40 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,197
Families303 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Arts & Sciences
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (other field)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingVery small four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationReformed Presbyterian Church
Congressional District4503

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 337th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $29,310 $29,310 $29,310
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,270 $2,270 $2,270
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,086 $1,086 $1,086
FT Graduate Tuition $12,400 $12,400 $12,400
FT Graduate Required Fees $350 $350 $350
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $425 $425 $425
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $47,610 $47,610 $47,610
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $47,530 $47,530 $47,530
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $45,130 $45,130 $45,130

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $28,460 $29,790 $28,460 $29,790 $28,460 $29,790
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,200 $9,625
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,500 $3,800
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $12,550(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,250(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $11,400(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$35
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 750 (289 male / 461 female)
Admitted 523 (192 male / 331 female)
Admission rate 70%
First-time Enrollment 194 (94 male / 100 female)
FT Enrollment 193 (93 male / 100 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (1 male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment815

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

973rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 67%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24

SAT Test Admission

839th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 76%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 460 / 560
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 910 / 1110

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity500
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,223
Board Fee$4,882

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3138th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $52,984 ($57,173 male / $48,145 female)
Number of FT Faculty 59 (38 male / 21 female)
Number of PT Faculty 77
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $363,065

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