• Control: Private
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: > 10,000

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

At USC, we call our community the Trojan Family, and it's just that: a family. We work together every day to advance excellence on our campuses and in our surrounding communities. Every year, our university generates $8 billion for the economy, and our staff come from nearly 100 different nations. Together, their outstanding work keeps our mission in high gear, and our focus on excellence.

Employee Comment

Flexibility, autonomy, and freedom to engage in different projects and activities. Colleagues are fabulous and feel stimulated and intellectually engaged. The tuition benefits are awesome!

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 4526
  • Fulltime Faculty: 4360
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 9313
  • Adjunct Count: 1861

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $142,000
  • Administration: $243,000
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $114,000
  • Non-exempt Staff: $60,000

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 9
  • 11 Years Recognized
  • 3 Years of Honor Roll

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