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Medical University of South Carolina is a public institution situated in Charleston, South Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

218 Undergraduate Degrees
106 Graduate Degrees

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Medical University of South Carolina Rankings

MUSC landed the #17 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 20 colleges in South Carolina, it is ranked at #1.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

MUSC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#158 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MUSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#157 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Medical University of South Carolina?

Location of Medical University of South Carolina

Contact details for MUSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 179 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-792-2300
Website: https://web.musc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MUSCCharleston
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MUSCHealth

How Do I Get Into MUSC?

You can apply to MUSC online at: https://education.musc.edu/admissions/ready-to-apply

Can I Afford Medical University of South Carolina?

0.6% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at MUSC is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Medical University of South Carolina Undergraduate Student Diversity

324 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 325 undergraduate students at MUSC, with 324 being full-time and 1 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MUSC

There are also 2,646 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 324 full-time undergraduates at MUSC, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MUSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Medical University of South Carolina students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MUSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 235
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 32

Over 22 countries are represented at MUSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon.

Online Learning at Medical University of South Carolina

476 Took All Classes Online
744 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at MUSC. In 2017-2018, 744 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MUSC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MUSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Medical University of South Carolina was -1.2%. This is the #1,584 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MUSC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MUSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 3%
Nursing Practice 27%
Registered Nursing 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MUSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MUSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #34
Nursing Practice #71
Registered Nursing #385
Nursing #471

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Medical University of South Carolina Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 218 0 0 218
Nurse Anesthetist 0 27 0 27
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 26 0 26
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 0 25 0 25
Nursing Practice 0 0 22 22
Nursing Science 0 0 6 6
TOTAL 218 78 28 324

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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