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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES


AND UNIVERSITIES
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St., Charleston; citadel.edu

Admissions: 843-953-5230 or 800-868-1842.


Tuition + fees: $11,364*.
Room/board: $6,381.
Enrollment: 3,506 undergraduates. 10% female,
90% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native;
2% Asian; 9% African-American/black; 6% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 77% white; 4% two or more races; 0% unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1075.
Average ACT: 22.5.
Applicants admitted: 77%.
Popular majors include business, criminal justice, political science and government, electrical
engineering, and civil engineering.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Ernest Fritz Hollings,
governor of South Carolina, 1959-1963; John C.
West, governor of South Carolina, 1971-1975.
A nice place to call home: Charleston was voted
the No. 1 city in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row
by Conde Nast Traveler, and The Citadel is a top
tourist destination, with the Ashley River flowing
along one side of the campus.
Did you know? For the fifth consecutive year, U.S.
News & World Report recognized The Citadel as
the top public college in the South for institutions
granting up to a masters degree. In 2016, The Citadel was voted the Best Value College in South
Carolina by Forbes magazine. The average GPA of
incoming freshmen is 3.6.
*Costs differ depending on year. See www.citadel.
edu/root/cost-info.

Clemson University
201 Sikes Hall, Clemson; clemson.edu

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Education Guide
Friday, October 7, 2016

Sara Johnson Borton


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Admissions: 864-656-2287; 864-656-2464 (fax).


Tuition + fees: $14,272.
Room/board: $8,718.
Financial aid: finaid@clemson.edu; 864-656-2280.
Enrollment: 18,016 undergraduates. 47% female,
53% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 2%
Asian; 7% black/African-American; 3% Hispanic/
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 83%
white; 3% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
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Average ACT: 29.
Applicants admitted: 51%.
Popular majors include business, biology, psychology, marketing, and mechanical engineering.

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Michael
Kelly, an Emmy-nominated actor
known for his roles in House of
Cards and Everest; Dustin
Johnson, professional golfer;
Mike Tolbert, starting fullback
ALSO
for the Carolina Panthers; Josh
Alumni you may know: Gov.
Norman, starting cornerback for
Nikki Haley, sitting governor of
the Washington Redskins; AmSouth Carolina; Nancy ODell,
ber Campbell, two-time U.S.
host of CBSs Entertainment
Olympian in track and field.
Tonight; C.J. Spiller, running
A nice place to call home:
back and return specialist for the Coastal Carolina Universitys
New Orleans Saints.
proximity to the coast and the
A nice place to call home: Tree- Myrtle Beach resort area led to
lined streets welcome students to the development of two discampus. Many students spend
tinctive programs: marine scihours studying, lounging and
ence, which offers a Ph.D. proplaying on Bowman Field. Nearby gram, and professional golf
Lake Hartwell offers more than
management, the latter of which
900 miles of shoreline.
is one of only 18 programs in the
Did you know? Clemson is
nation accredited by the PGA.
ranked among the top 20 naDid you know? U.S. News &
tional public universities, and
World Report ranked Coastal
its No. 3 for happiest students.
Carolina among the top 10 in the
South in the Best Value Category
in 2016. Forbes recognized CCU
Coastal Carolina
as one of Americas Top Colleges
University
for 2015, and CCU has been
designated a Military Friendly
103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway;
School for six consecutive years.
coastal.edu
The Coastal baseball team won
the College World Series in 2016.
Admissions: admissions@
coastal.edu; 800-277-7000;
College of
843-349-6436 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $10,530.
Charleston
Room/board: $9,060.
66 George St., Charleston; cofc.edu
Financial aid: finaid@coastal.
edu; 800-277-7000, ext. 2313;
843-349-2313; 843-349-2347
Admissions: admissions@cofc.
(fax).
edu; 843-953-5670; 843-953Enrollment: 9,364 undergradu6322 (fax).
ates. 54% female, 46% male. 0% Tuition + fees: $11,322.
American Indian/Alaska native;
Room/board: $11,629.
1% Asian; 20% black/AfricanFinancial aid: financialaid@cofc.
American; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
edu; 843-953-5540; 843-953-7192
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
(fax).
islander; 70% white; 4% two or
Enrollment: 10,468 undergradumore races; 0% race/ethnicity
ates. 63% female, 37% male. 0%
unknown; 1% nonresident.
American Indian/Alaska native;
2% Asian; 8% black/AfricanACADEMICS
American; 5% Hispanic/Latino;
Average SAT composite: 995.
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
Average ACT: 22.
islander; 79% white; 4% two or
Applicants admitted: 60%.
more races; 1% race/ethnicity
Popular majors include busiunknown; 1% nonresident.
ness, communications, education, kinesiology and exercise
ACADEMICS
science, and marine biology and Average SAT composite: 1120.
biological oceanography.
Average ACT: 25.5.

Applicants admitted: 77%.


Popular majors include business, speech communication and
rhetoric, biological sciences, psychology, and education.

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Alan
Wilson, South Carolinas attorney
general; Josh Edgin, pitcher for the
New York Mets; Matt Bonds,
co-founder of a nongovernmental
ALSO
organization studying ways to
Alumni you may know: James B. bring health care to Madagascar.
Edwards, former governor of
A nice place to call home:
South Carolina; Brett Gardner,
Francis Marion boasts an intimoutfielder for the New York
ate, walkable campus among the
Yankees; Anthony Johnson, form- most beautiful in South Carer NBA player; Padgett Powell,
olina, located on 400 wooded
novelist; Callie Shell, photoacres, just a few miles from the
journalist for TIME magazine.
Pee Dee River. Several campus
A nice place to call home: Col- buildings are in downtown Flolege of Charleston is located in
rence, but the main campus is
historic downtown Charleston, a just east of town, close to Incity that has received accolades
terstate 95 and about an hours
from Conde Nast Traveler,
drive from the coast.
Travel + Leisure, Southern LivDid you know? Francis Marion
ing and Forbes magazines.
Universitys new Carter Center
Did you know? College of Char- for Health Sciences in downtown
leston is the oldest college south Florence is scheduled to open in
of Virginia and the 13th oldest in fall 2016. It will be home to
the United States. Founders of
FMUs graduate-level nursing,
the College of Charleston inclinical psychology and health
cluded signers of the Declaracare administration programs. It
tion of Independence and the
also will house the physicians
U.S. Constitution.
assistant program, which seats its
first class next fall. Another relatively new program, industrial
Francis Marion
engineering, will see its first gradUniversity
uates in 2017.
4822 E. Palmetto St., Florence;
www.fmarion.edu

Admissions: admissions@
fmarion.edu; 800-368-7551 or
843-661-1231.
Tuition + fees: $10,100.
Room/board: $7,472.
Financial aid: finasst@fmarion.
edu; 843-661-1190.
Enrollment: 3,584 undergraduates. 68% female, 32% male. 1%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 46% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 47% white; 2% two or
more races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT: 925.
Average ACT: 19.5.
Applicants admitted: 59%.
Popular majors include nursing, biology, psychology, education, and business.

Lander University
320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood;
lander.edu

Admissions: admissions@lander.
edu; 1-888-4-LANDER or 864388-8307; 864-388-8125 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $10,752.
Room/board: $8,300.
Financial aid: finaid@lander.edu;
864-388-8340; 864-388-8811
(fax).
Enrollment: 2,659 undergraduates. 69% female, 31% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 30% black/AfricanAmerican; 1% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 57% white; 2% two or
more races; 5% race/ethnicity
unknown; 4% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT: 915.
Average ACT: 19.5.

Applicants admitted: 62%.


Popular majors include business administration and management, nursing, education,
psychology, and kinesiology and
exercise science.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Molly
Spearman, South Carolinas
Superintendent of Education.
A nice place to call home: A
new 210-bed residence hall was
completed in 2015, offering
modern accommodations just
steps from the heart of campus.
Did you know? Landers Experience Your Education (EYE)
program won a national award
in recognition of its focus on
providing students with opportunities to use academic knowledge to address real-world
challenges in authentic contexts.

South Carolina State


University
300 College St. NE, Orangeburg;
scsu.edu

Admissions: admissions@scsu.
edu; 800-260-5956 or 803-5367186; 803-536-8990 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $10,088.
Room/board: $9,000.
Financial aid: financialaid@
scsu.edu; 803-536-7067; 803536-8420 (fax).
Enrollment: 2,650. 51% female,
49% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
90% African-American/black;
0% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 8%
white; 0% two or more races;
0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 760.
Average ACT: 15.5.
Applicants admitted: 95%.
Popular majors include family,
consumer and human sciences;
biology; education; social work;
and criminal justice.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: U.S. Rep.
James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Ernest A.

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Finney, retired South Carolina
Supreme Court justice; Maj. Gen.
Stephen M. Twitty, commanding
general for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas.
A nice place to call home: At
S.C. State, you can celebrate
your culture, enjoy the arts and
pursue academic, creative and
spiritual interests through active
student clubs. Plus, with dozens
of intramural and club sports,
you can compete in your favorite
activities for fun and health.
Did you know? S.C. State boasts
the only Bachelor of Science in
nuclear engineering in South
Carolina. It also is one of the top
producers of minority officers
for the U.S. Army.

University of South
Carolina
Lieber College on the Horseshoe,
University of South Carolina,
Columbia; sc.edu

Seaton, chairman and CEO of


Fluor Corporation; Peter J.
McCausland, executive chairman, Airgas Inc.
A nice place to call home: The
Southeasts most comprehensive
health sciences teaching and
research institution, USC is building on its nationally recognized
programs in areas such as medicine, nursing, social work, public
health, pharmacy, biochemistry,
business and computing, as well
as unique partnerships with
health care providers throughout
the state, to create an exceptional
ACADEMICS
health sciences experience.
Average SAT composite: 1200. Did you know? USC is No. 49 in
Average ACT: 27.5.
the nation among public uniApplicants admitted: 65%.
versities according to U.S. News
Popular majors include experi- & World Report, which also
mental psychology, exercise
recognizes 47 of USCs academphysiology, biology, finance, and ic programs in their rankings,
education.
more than any other university
in the state. That includes the
ALSO
No. 1-ranked undergraduate and
Alumni you may know: Lindsey graduate international business
Graham, U.S. senator; David
programs and No. 1 online grad-

Admissions: admissions-ugrad
@sc.edu; 803-777-7700.
Tuition + fees: $11,482.
Room/board: $9,872.
Financial aid: 803-777-8134;
sc.edu/financialaid.
Enrollment: 25,237 undergraduates. 54% female, 46% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
3% Asian; 9% African-American/
black; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander;
76% white; 4% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity unknown;
2% nonresident.

uate nursing program. The


South Carolina Honors College
has been named the best public
university honors college by
Public University Press. The
National Academy of Inventors
recognizes USC as being in the
top 1 percent of patent producing universities in the world.

USC Aiken
417 University Parkway, Aiken;
usca.edu

Admissions: admit@usca.edu;
803-641-3366; 803-641-3727
(fax).
Tuition + fees: $9,878.
Room/board: $7,994.
Financial aid: 803-641-3476;
803-643-6840 (fax).
Enrollment: 3,356 undergraduates. 64% female, 36% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 26% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;

0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 59% white; 4% two or
more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 4% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 980.
Average ACT: 20.5.
Applicants admitted: 57%.
Popular majors include nursing,
business, kinesiology and exercise
science, education, and sociology.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Rob
Matwick, executive vice president of business operations for
the Texas Rangers; Dr. Jennifer
Walker, cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and
assistant professor in surgery at
Harvard Medical School.
A nice place to call home: The
453-acre campus is located in
the heart of South Carolinas
horse country, with 10 equestrian disciplines practiced in
Aiken County.

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Did you know? U.S. News & World Report
ranked USC Aiken No. 1 among Best Public Regional Colleges in the South in 2015.

Applicants admitted: 72%.


Popular majors include liberal studies,
business, criminal justice and nursing.

ALSO
USC Beaufort
Alumni you may know: William D. Boan,
One University Blvd., Bluffton; www.uscb.edu senior vice president of state government
relations at McGuireWoods Consulting
and former legislator and chief of staff to
Admissions: admissions@uscb.edu;
the governor; Dr. Deborah B. Cureton,
843-208-8000; 843-208-8290 (fax).
former dean at University of WisconsinTuition + fees: $9,848.
Richland; Julie Roberts, country music
Room/board: $7,400.
singer; Col. Michael Oliver, commander
Financial aid: uscbfina@uscb.edu; 843with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
521-3104; 843-521-3194 (fax).
A nice place to call home: All students
Enrollment: 1,980. 64% female, 36%
have access to the Gregory Health and
male; 0% American Indian/Alaska naWellness Center, which features an intive; 1% Asian; 22% black/African-Amer- door pool, a walking track, tennis courts,
ican; 7% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
racquetball and handball courts, an aeroHawaiian/Pacific islander; 58% white;
bic fitness center and a game area. USC
4% two or more races; 7% race/ethnicity Lancaster fields mens teams in baseball
unknown; 1% nonresident.
and soccer and womens teams in soccer
and volleyball.
ACADEMICS
Did you know? USC Lancaster has the
Average SAT: 925.
largest collection of Catawba Indian
Average ACT: 19.5.
pottery in existence. USC Lancaster reApplicants admitted: 63%.
cently opened a start-of-the-art nursing
Popular majors include business, hospisimulation lab to support its collaborative
tality administration and management,
degree program with USC.
psychology, nursing, and social sciences.
ALSO
Did you know? USC Beaufort offers the
most affordable undergraduate tuition
for baccalaureate degree programs in the
state. USC Beaufort also has a concentration in coastal ecology with opportunities
to conduct dolphin research on the coast.

USC Lancaster
A USC PALMETTO COLLEGE CAMPUS
376 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster;
usclancaster.sc.edu

Admissions: uscladms@mailbox.sc.edu;
803-313-7073; 803-313-7116 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $6,878.
Financial aid: usclfa@mailbox.sc.edu;
803-313-7068; 803-313-7168 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,722. 59% female, 41%
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 14% black/African-American; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 61% white;
3% two or more races; 16% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 910.
Average ACT: 18.

USC Salkehatchie
A USC PALMETTO COLLEGE CAMPUS
465 James Brandt Blvd., Allendale;
www.uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu

Admissions: saadmiss@mailbox.sc.edu;
803-584-3446; 803-584-3884 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $6,878.
Financial aid: safinaid@mailbox.sc.edu;
803-584-3446; 803-584-3884 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,109. 61% female, 39%
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 35% black/African-American; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 55% white;
3% two or more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 830.
Average ACT: 16.
Applicants admitted: 52%.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Paula Harper
Bethea, S.C. Education Lottery executive
director; Bennish Brown, president and
CEO of Tacoma Regional Convention &
Visitors Bureau in Tacoma, Washington.

A nice place to call home: Besides all the


benefits of a small campus, such as small
class sizes and a hometown feel, USC
Salkehatchie also has student housing and
five NJCAA sports teams.
Did you know? USC Salkehatchie is
named for the Salkehatchie River, which
runs through all five counties that support the campus.

USC Sumter
A USC PALMETTO COLLEGE CAMPUS
200 Miller Road, Sumter;
www.uscsumter.edu

Admissions: Keith Britton brittonk@


uscsumter.edu; 803-938-3882.
Tuition + fees: $6,878.
Financial aid: 803-938-3766.
Enrollment: 901. 55% female, 45% male.
0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1%
Asian; 25% black/African-American; 4%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 44% white; 4% two or
more races; 22% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 942.5.
Average ACT: 19.
Applicants admitted: 63%.

Average ACT: 16.


Applicants admitted: 63%.
ALSO
A nice place to call home: USC Union
has a new bookstore and student center
on East Main Street with coffee, various
food items, merchandise and more.
Did you know? The Bantams, USC
Unions club baseball team, won their
division in 2013 and 2014.

USC Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg;
uscupstate.edu

Admissions: 800-277-8727;
864-503-5727 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $10,818.
Room/board: $7,848.
Financial aid: 864-503-5340; 864-5035974 (fax).
Enrollment: 5,636. 64% female, 36%
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 3% Asian; 27% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 56% white;
4% two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity
unknown; 2% nonresident.

ALSO
A nice place to call home: USC Sumter
is less than an hours drive from USCs
main campus.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 950.
Average ACT: 20.
Applicants admitted: 56%.
Popular majors include nursing, education, business, liberal studies, and
psychology.

USC Union

ALSO

A USC PALMETTO COLLEGE CAMPUS


309 E. Academy St., Union; uscunion.sc.edu

Admissions: Brad Greer: greerm@


mailbox.sc.edu; 864-424-8028; 864424-8085 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $6,878.
Financial aid: Bobby Holcombe:
reholcom@mailbox.sc.edu; 864-4248024; 864-424-8085 (fax).
Enrollment: 569. 62% female, 38%
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 16% black/African-American; 1% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 28% white;
1% two or more races; 53% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 755.

A nice place to call home: USC Upstate


is within easy driving distance of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta just
hours from the mountains and the ocean.

Winthrop University
701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; winthrop.edu

Admissions: admissions@winthrop.edu;
800-WINTHROP or 803-323-2191; 803323-2137 or 803-323-4952 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $14,456.
Room/board: $8,570.
Financial aid: finaid@winthrop.edu;
803-323-2189; 803-323-2557 (fax).
Enrollment: 5,073 undergraduates. 68%
female, 32% male. 0% American Indian/
Alaska native; 1% Asian; 30% African-

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A Top Tier Regional


University in the South
U.S. News & World Report

National Recognition for AU


Our Quality and Affordability
In the past eight years, Anderson University has been
recognized as one of Americas 100 Best College Buys
for academic quality, value and affordability. Recently,
Anderson University ranked among the top 11
universities in the South (public & private) for students
accumulating the least educational debt.

United States Presidential Honor Roll


for Community Service 2015

18th Fastest Growing Regional College


in America - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Apple Inc. has recognized Anderson University as an


Apple Distinguished School, an honor that places
AU in the forefront of educational institutions around
the globe in the use of mobile technology as a teaching
and learning tool. To learn more visit:
AndersonUniversity.edu/apple

Mobile Learning Initiative


All incoming freshmen receive the latest iPad
which will be used in specially designed courses.

knowledge for the journey


Anderson, SC | AndersonUniversity.edu

in the heart of the carolinas

LET US SHOW YOU

Around

For more information or to schedule your campus visit,


call 800/WINTHROP (946-8476) or visit us online at
www.winthrop.edu/info/SCEduGuide.

Preview Day, Oct. 29, 2016


Spend Saturday morning at WU take a tour and meet
students and faculty.
Saturday Visits, Nov. 12, 2016 or Jan. 14, 2017
Enjoy a campus tour with a student guide and meet an
admissions counselor.
Transfer Tuesdays, Nov. 15, 2016; Dec. 6, 2016;
or Jan. 3, 2017
These evening sessions simplify the transfer process,
helping you make the Winthrop transition.
Weekday Visits
Come visit any weekday; tours are
at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Rock Hill, South Carolina

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PUBLIC 4-YEAR
COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


Allen University
1530 Harden St., Columbia;
www.allenuniversity.edu

American/black; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander;
59% white; 3% two or more races; 0%
race/ethnicity unknown; 2% nonresident.

Admissions: admissions@
allenuniversity.edu; 803-3765735; 803-376-5733 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $13,140.
Room/board: $6,560.
Financial aid: financialaid@
allenuniversity.edu; 803-3765740; 803-376-5731 (fax).
Enrollment: 625. 54% female, 46% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 98% black/African-American; 0% Hispanic/
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 0% white;
0% two or more races; 1%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1020.
Average ACT: 23.
Applicants admitted: 67%.
Popular majors include business,
education, psychology, biology, and
public relations.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Shanola Hampton, actress known for Showtimes
Shameless; Julie Stortz Busha, owner of
condiment company Slawsa and contestant on ABCs Shark Tank; Mat Fretschel, image capture specialist for Disney.
Did you know? U.S. News & World Report has included Winthrop in its listing of
Americas Best Colleges for 24 years.

ACADEMICS
Open admissions policy.
Popular majors include

social sciences, business administration, biology, music,


and religious studies.
ALSO
Alumni you may know:
S.C. Rep. William Clyburn,
D-Aiken.
Did you know? Adult learners
can pursue bachelors degrees
through Allens College for
Professional Adults, taking
advantage of evening, weekend and online programs.

Anderson
University
316 Boulevard, Anderson;
andersonuniversity.edu

Admissions: admission@
andersonuniversity.edu; 800542-3594 or 864-328-1835.
Tuition + fees: $24,860.
Room/board: $8,860.

Financial aid: finaid@


andersonuniversity.edu; 800542-3594 or 864-231-2070.
Enrollment: 2,826 undergraduates. 68% female, 32% male.
0% American Indian/Alaska
native; 0% Asian; 8% black/
African-American; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 83%
white; 2% two or more races;
3% race/ethnicity unknown;
1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite:
1066.5.
Average ACT: 23.
Applicants admitted: 72%.
Popular majors include
education, human services,
corrections and criminal
justice, business, and nursing.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Sue
Monk Kidd, author of The

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A nice place to call home:
Located near the foothills of
the Appalachian Mountains,
Anderson boasts one of the
Souths most scenic campuses. The lush green spaces
bring students outside during
warm weather to play intramural sports, study on one
of the historic swings, or hang
an ENO between trees in a
popular grove at the corner of
campus.
Did you know? Anderson is
ranked in the top tier (No. 16)
of U.S. News & World Reports
Americas Best Colleges and
is ranked No. 2 in The South
by that publication for Innovation, one of fewer than 50
schools nationally to be recognized. It is also ranked as one
of the 100 Best College
Buys. All Anderson students
are issued iPads for use in
specially designed classes as

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part of the schools mobile learning initiative, which earned rare
recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.

Benedict College
1600 Harden St., Columbia;
www.benedict.edu

Admissions: 803-705-4910 or
803-705-6598.
Tuition + fees: $18,288.
Room/board: $8,104.
Financial aid: 803-705-4418;
803-705-6629 (fax).
Enrollment: 2,444. 48% female;
52% male. 0% American Indian/
Alaska native; 0% Asian; 99%
black/African-American; 0% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 0% white; 0%
two or more races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular majors include criminal justice, biology, family studies, mass communications, and
marketing.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Henry
D. Monteith, founder of South
Carolinas first African-American-owned bank; Dr. LeRoy T.
Walker, first African-American
to serve as president of the U.S.
Olympic Committee and first
African-American Olympic
coach; Dr. Luns C. Richardson,
president of Morris College.
A nice place to call home: Benedicts student center features
Burger King, Nicks Chicken and
Waffles, and Freshens yogurt, as
well as a barbershop and hair
salon for students.
Did you know? Benedicts campus features a state-of-the-art
student center.

Bob Jones
University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.,
Greenville; bju.edu

Admissions: admissions@bju.

edu; 800-252-6363; 800-2-FAXBJU (fax).


Tuition + fees: $14,900.
Room/board: $6,280.
Financial aid: finaid@bju.edu;
864-242-5100, ext. 3040; 864235-2897 (fax).
Enrollment: 2,684 undergraduates. 56% female, 44% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
2% Asian; 1% black/AfricanAmerican; 6% Hispanic/Latino;
1% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 74% white; 3% two or more
races; 8% race/ethnicity unknown; 6% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1040.5.
Average ACT: 22.5.
Applicants admitted: 82%.
Popular majors include business administration, nursing,
accounting, elementary education, and biblical studies.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Tim
LaHaye, co-author of the Left
Behind series; Cliff Barrows,
music director for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association; Stu
Epperson, co-founder and chairman of Salem Communications.
A nice place to call home: BJUs
Museum & Gallery is home to the
largest collection of religious art in
the Western Hemisphere.
Did you know? Educate to Career
ranked Bob Jones 15th nationally
in its Best Value Colleges.

Charleston
Southern University
9200 University Blvd., Charleston;
csuniv.edu

Admissions: enroll@csuniv.edu;
800-947-7474; 843-863-7070 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $23,440.
Room/board: $9,270.
Enrollment: 3,181 undergraduates.
63% female, 37% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 2%
Asian/Pacific islander; 26% black/
African-American; 3% Hispanic/
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 61% white; 2%
two or more races; 4% race/eth-

nicity unknown; 1% nonresident.


ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1010.
Average ACT: 22.5.
Applicants admitted: 60%.
Popular majors include nursing; health, physical education
and fitness; biology; criminal
justice and law enforcement
administration; and education.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: U.S. Sen.
Tim Scott, a Charleston Republican; Dr. Sam Gandy, physician
and leading researcher of Alzheimers disease; Mayor Keith
Summey of North Charleston.
A nice place to call home: The
300-acre campus originally was
owned by the Izard family. According to the Biographical
Directory of the U.S. Congress,
Ralph Izard pledged his large
estate in South Carolina in payment of war ships to be used in
the Revolutionary War.
Did you know? Charleston
Southern is listed among Americas Best Christian Colleges,
Americas 100 Best College
Buys, Military Friendly Schools,
the VA Yellow Ribbon Program,
the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor
Roll and U.S. News & World
Reports Best Online Colleges.

Claflin University
400 Magnolia St., Orangeburg;
claflin.edu

Admissions: mike.zeigler@
claflin.edu; 800-922-1276 or
803-535-5382; 803-535-5385
(fax).
Tuition + fees: $15,520.
Room/board: $8,674.
Financial aid: twilliams@claflin.
edu; 803-535-5334; 803-5355383 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,851 undergraduates. 64% female, 36% male. 1%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 92% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 1% white; 0% two or

more races; 0% race/ethnicity


unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 805.
Average ACT: 17.
Applicants admitted: 41%.
Popular majors include criminal
justice and safety studies, biology,
organizational behavior studies,
political science and government,
and mass communications.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Ernest
A. Finney Jr., retired S.C. Supreme Court justice; Leo Twiggs,
painter; Cecil Williams, photographer, journalist and author.
A nice place to call home: Faculty members purposefully cultivate their students curiosity
and potential by providing a
concrete framework for
problem-solving through higherorder thinking processes.
Did you know? Washington
Monthly recognized Claflin as
the best liberal arts college in
South Carolina and the top historically black college or university in its 2014 Best Liberal
Arts Colleges edition.

Coker College
300 E. College Ave., Hartsville;
coker.edu

Admissions: admissions@coker.
edu; 800-950-1908 or 843-3838050; 843-383-8056 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $26,568.
Room/board: $8,242.
Financial aid: financial_aid@
coker.edu; 843-383-8050.
Enrollment: 1,203 undergraduates. 61% female, 39% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 32% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 50% white; 4% two or more
races; 8% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 970.
Average ACT: 20.
Applicants admitted: 50%.
Popular majors include business, psychology, education,
criminology, and speech communications and rhetoric.

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Ruth
Patrick, pioneering biologist and
National Medal of Science winner;
Clinton College
Judy Southard, senior associate
1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill;
athletics director at Louisiana
www.clintoncollege.edu
State University; Terrance Hayes,
poet and 2014 MacArthur Fellow
(a genius grant recipient).
Admissions: 803-327-7402,
A nice place to call home: With
ext. 257.
a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, a
Tuition + fees: $7,251.
Coker education is based on
Room/board: $9,551.
personal interaction and Cokers
Financial aid: 803-327-7402,
discussion-based round-table
ext. 260.
Enrollment: 161. 51% female, 49% technique.
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska Did you know? Coker was ranked
No. 5 out of 288 Southeastern
native; 0% Asian; 99% black/
colleges No. 1 in South Carolina
African-American; 0% Hispanic/
in Washington Monthlys 2015
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 0% white; 0% two Best Bang for the Buck list.
or more races; 0% race/ethnicity
unknown; 1% nonresident.

Columbia College

ACADEMICS
Open admissions policy.
Popular bachelors programs
include business administration
and management. Popular associate programs include business,
liberal studies and religion.

1301 Columbia College Drive,


Columbia; columbiasc.edu

Admissions: admissions@
columbiasc.edu; 800-277-1301.
Tuition + fees: $28,100.

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Room/board: $7,400.
Financial aid: fa@columbia
sc.edu; 800-786-3612.
Enrollment: 1,388 undergraduates. 77% female, 23% male. 1%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 34% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 55% white; 3% two or
more races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 955.
Average ACT: 21.
Applicants admitted: 89%.
Popular majors include social
work, psychology, business,
speech and language pathology,
and behavioral sciences.

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A nice place to call home: Columbias campus is one of the
safest in the state and was one
of three colleges in the nation to
receive the Exemplary School
Safety Award from the National
School Safety Advocacy Council.
Did you know? The rapidly growing athletics program features
competition in 10 sports through
the Appalachian Athletic Conference of the National Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Columbia
International
University
7435 Monticello Road, Columbia;
ciu.edu

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Karen
Johnson Williams, first female
judge on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Admissions: yesciu@ciu.edu;
Court; Lori Burns Allen, owner of 800-777-2227, ext. 5024.

Tuition + fees: $20,430.


Room/board: $7,530.
Financial aid: finaid@ciu.edu;
803-807-5036.
Enrollment: 551 undergraduates.
50% female, 50% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
2% Asian; 10% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 72% white; 2% two or
more races; 6% race/ethnicity
unknown; 4% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1030.
Average ACT: 23.
Applicants admitted: 33%.
Popular majors include psychology, biblical studies, intercultural studies, mass communications, and humanities.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Laura
Story, Christian singersongwriter; Daniel Blomberg,

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Dr. Michael Johnson, Alaska
commissioner of education.
A nice place to call home: CIU is
located on 400 acres along the
Broad River featuring a lake and
wooded trails. The campus is only
minutes from Columbias cultural
and entertainment venues.
Did you know? In addition to
undergraduate programs, CIU
offers graduate and seminary
programs and is consistently
ranked among the Top Regional
Universities in the South by U.S.
News & World Report.

Converse College
580 E. Main St., Spartanburg;
converse.edu

Admissions: admission@
converse.edu; 864-596-9040.
Tuition + fees: $16,500.

Room/board: $9,995.
Financial aid: financial_aid@
converse.edu; 864-596-9010.
Enrollment: 794 undergraduates. 100% female. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1%
Asian; 9% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 70% white; 4% two or more
races; 10% race/ethnicity unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1030.
Average ACT: 22.5.
Applicants admitted: 58%.
Popular majors include visual
and performing arts, education,
psychology, biology, and art
therapy.
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Alumni you may know: Julia
Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winner;
Harriet Smith ONeil, Texas
Supreme Court justice; Kimilee

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Bryant, Broadway performer.
A nice place to call home: Converse is centrally located in the
heart of Upstate South Carolina,
with convenient access to the
best the region has to offer.
Once dubbed Hub City for its
railroad industry, Spartanburg
today is a center for its thriving
art and music scene, to its active, outdoor culture.
Did you know? Converse combines room to find your own
voice in an environment where
opinions are valued and sought
after with strong academic
programs, a low student-faculty
ratio of 12:1 and a unique vision
for student-faculty collaboration
and research. Converse students
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model debate programs, have
recently been named Fulbright
recipients and Goldwater Scholarship finalists, and compete at
the NCAA Division II level for
athletics.

Erskine College

ALSO
Alumni you may know: April
Two Washington St., Due West;
Clayton, biomedical researcher
erskine.edu
at the National Institutes of
Health; David Agnew, deputy
director of intergovernmental
Admissions: admissions@
affairs for the Obama adminiserskine.edu; 800-241-8421.
tration; Lindy Scott, vice presiTuition + fees: $33,315.
dent for Thornwell Home for
Room/board: $10,500.
Children in Clinton.
Financial aid: 864-379-8421.
A nice place to call home: The
Enrollment: 622 undergraduates. 46% female, 54% male. 1% quiet town of Due West provides
American Indian/Alaska native; a peaceful setting that promotes
community. About 90 percent of
1% Asian; 13% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino; students live on campus.
Did you know? The Forbes 2015
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 68% white; 0% two or Best Colleges list ranks Erskine
the No. 1 Christian college in
more races; 13% race/ethnicity
South Carolina and the No. 1
unknown; 0% nonresident.
NCAA D2 school in the SouthACADEMICS
east. Washington Monthly calls
Average SAT composite: 995.
Erskine one of its top Best Bang
Average ACT: 21.
for the Buck Christian Colleges.
Applicants admitted: 64%.
The average South Carolina LIFE
Popular majors include biolscholar can attend Erskine for
ogy, business, English, chemabout $10,000 per year (after all
istry, and athletic training.
sources of aid are applied).

Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville;
furman.edu

Admissions: 864-294-2034.
Tuition + fees: $46,012.
Room/board: $11,522.
Financial aid: 864-294-2204.
Enrollment: 2,731 undergraduates. 57% female, 43% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
2% Asian; 5% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 78% white; 2% two or
more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 6% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
SAT and ACT recommended
but not required.
Applicants admitted: 64%.
Popular majors include health
sciences, business, political science and government, communications and rhetoric, and biology.

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Richard
Riley, former governor of South
Carolina and U.S. Secretary of
Education under President Bill
Clinton; Keith Lockhart, principal conductor of the Boston
Pops; Clint Dempsey, member of
the U.S. Mens National Soccer
Team; Betsy King, Beth Daniels
and Dottie Pepper, past champions on the LPGA Tour.
A nice place to call home: Furmans scenic campus is widely
recognized as one of the most
beautiful in the nation and the
world. The Universitys relationship with the fast-growing city of
Greenville and surrounding
Upstate region affords ample
opportunities for undergraduate
research projects, internships,
and career placement.
Did you know? Furman is recognized for providing an integrated, purposeful education
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of self-discovery. After four
years, 95 percent of Furman
graduates are employed or in
graduate school within six
months of graduation.

Limestone College
1115 College Drive, Gaffney;
limestone.edu

Admissions: admissions@
limestone.edu; 800-795-7151,
ext. 4554; 864-488-8206 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $23,900.
Room/board: $8,200.
Financial aid: financialaid@
limestone.edu; 864-488-8231;
864-488-4596 (fax).
Enrollment: 3,065 undergraduates. 55% female, 45% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 46% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 42% white; 0% two or
more races; 4% race/ethnicity
unknown; 4% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 910.
Average ACT: 18.5.
Applicants admitted: 46%.
Popular majors include business management and operations; social work; liberal studies;
psychology; and criminal justice.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Robert L.
Bob Peeler, former lieutenant
governor of South Carolina; Travis Eamon Gillespie, professional
lacrosse player; Tanner Saraceno,
MMA fighter and reality show
contestant on WWEs Tough
Enough; Kevin Pucetas, professional baseball player.
A nice place to call home:
Limestone Colleges campus is
nestled among gently rolling
hills in Gaffney. Limestone values excellent teaching and supportive student-faculty interaction, encourages faculty to
promote active learning, and
seeks to cultivate the intellectual
curiosity of each member of the
college community.
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campus, Limestone has eight
convenient locations throughout
South Carolina (including in Columbia) that offer evening classes
for working adults, as well as an
online degree program with more
than 18 majors available.

Morris College
100 W. College St., Sumter;
morris.edu

Admissions: 803-934-3225,
admissions@morris.edu.
Tuition + fees: $12,649.
Room/board: $5,216.
Financial aid: 803-934-3238,
finaid@morris.edu.
Enrollment: 774. 53% female,
47% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
98% black/African-American;
1% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 0%
white; 1% two or more races;
0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.

Newberry College
2100 College St., Newberry;
newberry.edu

Admissions: admissions@
newberry.edu; 803-321-5127 or
800-845-4955.
Tuition + fees: $25,000.
Room/board: $9,550.
Financial aid: admissions@
newberry.edu; 803-321-5127 or
800-845-4955.
Enrollment: 1,064. 46% female,
54% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
25% black/African-American;
4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 60%
white; 3% two or more races; 3%
race/ethnicity unknown; 4%
nonresident.

Admissions: admissions@ngu.
edu; 864-977-7001 or 800-4686642; 864-977-7177 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $16,290.
Room/board: $9,640.
Financial aid: 864-977-7056;
864-977-7342 (fax).
Enrollment: 2,478 undergraduates. 49% female, 51% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 8% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 78% white; 0% two or
more races; 10% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.

1% Asian; 14% African-American/black; 3% Hispanic/Latino;


0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 74% white; 2% two or
more races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 5% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1080.
Average ACT: 23.5.
Applicants admitted: 62%.
Popular majors include business, biology, psychology,
English, and history.

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Jim
Samples, president of internaACADEMICS
tional for Scripps Network InterAverage SAT composite: 1105.
active; Ashley McCollum, chief of
Average ACT: 24.5.
staff at BuzzFeed; Justin Bethel,
Applicants admitted: 58%.
Popular majors include liberal cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals and three-time Pro Bowl
studies; elementary education;
player; Ted Pitts, president and
health, physical education and
ACADEMICS
CEO of S.C. Chamber of Comfitness;
biblical
studies;
and
Average SAT composite: 965.
merce; Mike Lefever, president
psychology.
Average ACT: 20.
and CEO of S.C. Independent
Applicants admitted: 56%.
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ACADEMICS
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Open admissions policy.
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Popular majors include crimi- ALSO
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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES


0% American Indian/
Alaska native; 0% Asian;
27% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 62%
white; 2% two or more
races; 3% race/ethnicity
unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
SAT and ACT recommended, but not required.
Applicants admitted: 62%.
Popular majors include
business, human services,
education, biology, and
religious studies.
ALSO
Alumni you may know:
Dan Seaborn, marriage
counselor, speaker and
Winning at Home ministry
founder; Lindsey Torgerson,
Team USA Duathlon medalist; Robert Black, church
historian and author.

A nice place to call home:


The Christ-centered, student-focused campus has a
coffee shop and outdoor
recreation areas, including
an ENO hammock park.
Did you know? Southern
Wesleyan offers traditional
classes at the Central campus, as well as programs for
adult learners across South
Carolina and online.

Voorhees
College
481 Porter Drive, Denmark;
voorhees.edu

Admissions: admissions@
voorhees.edu; 866-6859904 or 803-780-1030.
Tuition + fees: $12,630.
Room/board: $7,346.
Financial aid: 803-7801150 or 803-780-1151.
Enrollment: 434. 57% fe-

male, 43% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native;


0% Asian; 94% black/
African-American; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander;
1% white; 0% two or more
races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
SAT and ACT recommended, but not required.
Applicants admitted: 93%.
Popular majors include
criminal justice, sociology,
business, business operations, and biology.
ALSO
A nice place to call
home: Nestled in the
Midlands, Voorhees is
located 1.5 miles from
Denmark on a 342-acre
campus. The closest metropolitan neighbor is Columbia, about 50 miles

north, and Charleston is


86 miles east of campus.
Did you know? Voorhees is
the only historically black
college is South Carolina to
offer a major in emergency
management. Voorhees
was also the first historically black college founded by
a woman, Elizabeth Evelyn
Wright Maleafee.

Wofford College
429 N. Church St.,
Spartanburg; wofford.edu

Admissions: admissions@
wofford.edu; 864-5974130; 864-597-4147 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $38,705.
Room/board: $11,180.
Financial aid: finaid@
wofford.edu; 864-5974160; 864-597-4149 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,660 undergraduates. 50% female,
50% male. 0% American
Indian/Alaska native; 2%
Asian; 8% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 81%
white; 3% two or more
races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 2% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite:
1155.
Average ACT: 26.
Applicants admitted: 72%.
Popular majors include
biology, economics, finance,
English, and accounting.
ALSO
Alumni you may know:
Jerry Richardson, owner and
founder of the Carolina
Panthers; Wendi Nix, ESPN
anchor and reporter.
A nice place to call home:
This year marked the 21st
that the Carolina Panthers
have held their summer
training camp at Wofford.
Did you know? Since
2007, more than 2,200
Wofford students have
studied in 70 countries.

PUBLIC 2-YEAR TECHNICAL


AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville; atc.edu

Admissions: starthere@atc.edu; 803-508-7263.


Tuition: $4,352 in district; $4,712 in state.
Financial aid: 803-508-7263.
Enrollment: 2,359. 64% female, 36% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 32% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 59% white; 1% two or more races;
2% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admissions policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies, nursing, health professions certification, lineworker
certification, and multidisciplinary studies.
ALSO
A nice place to call home: Aiken Tech has a vibrant campus community with student life activities, clubs and student leadership organizations.
Did you know? Aiken Tech is one of a few twoyear colleges with nuclear programs in radiation
protection and quality systems.

Central Carolina Technical


College
506 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter; cctech.edu
Campuses in Sumter, Camden, Bishopville, Manning
and Shaw Air Force Base

Admissions: admissions@cctech.edu; 803-778-6605.


Tuition + fees: $4,481 in district; $5,075 in state.
Financial aid: finaid@cctech.edu; 803-778-6605.
Enrollment: 3,662. 68% female, 32% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 42% black/African-American; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 50% white; 1% two or more races;
2% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies, nursing, welding technology certification, multidisciplinary studies, and child care and support services
management.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Floyd Keels, president and
CEO of Santee Electric Cooperative; Rodney Levy,
IT specialist with the Federal Communications
Commission; Josh Arrants, S.C. Wildlife Federation
board member.

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PUBLIC 2-YEAR TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES


Denmark Technical
College
1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd.,
Denmark; www.denmarktech.edu

Admissions: 803-793-5176.
Tuition + fees: $2,926.
Financial aid: 803-793-5129.
Enrollment: 1,043. 60% female,
40% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
92% black/African-American;
1% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 6%
white; 0% two or more races;
0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal arts and certifications in construction engineering technology,
building construction technology,
welding, and child care.

ACADEMICS
ALSO
Open admission policy.
Did you know? The Engineering
Popular programs include nursTechnology Center houses roing, liberal studies, and certificabots for the electromechanical
tions in accounting, computer and
engineering curriculum.
information sciences, and welding.

Florence-Darlington
Greenville Technical
Technical College
College
2715 W. Lucas St., Florence;
fdtc.edu

Admissions: 843-661-8289;
843-661-8041 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $4,078 in district; $4,342 in state.
Financial aid: 843-661-8085;
803-661-8041 (fax).
Enrollment: 6,007. 64% female,
36% male. 1% American Indian/
Alaska native; 1% Asian; 46%
black/African-American; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 44% white; 1%
two or more races; 5% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

738 S. Pleasantburg Drive,


Greenville; www.gvltec.edu
Campuses in Greenville,
Simpsonville and Taylors.

Admissions: 864-250-8000;
www.gvltec.edu/apply.
Tuition + fees: $4,224 in district; $4,584 in state.
Financial aid: www.gvltec.
edu/financial_aid.
Enrollment: 12,280. 58% female,
42% male. 0% American Indian/
Alaska native; 2% Asian; 22%

black/African-American; 8% HisHorry-Georgetown
panic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 61% white; 2% Technical College
two or more races; 4% race/eth2050 U.S. 501 East, Conway;
nicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
www.hgtc.edu
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include
liberal studies, nursing, data
processing, and certifications in
commercial vehicle operation
and instruction and welding
technology.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, First Amendment
law scholar and the only Rhodes
Scholar to come through the S.C.
Technical College system.
Did you know? Greenville Tech
offers a program in sustainable
agriculture; the certificate program prepares students for positions in agribusiness, particularly
entrepreneurship and farming.

Campuses in Conway, Georgetown


and Myrtle Beach.

Admissions: 843-349-5277.
Tuition + fees: $3,960 in district; $4,902 in state.
Financial aid: 843-349-7818.
Enrollment: 7,097. 63% female,
37% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
20% black/African-American;
4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 70%
white; 3% two or more races; 1%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.

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PUBLIC 2-YEAR TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES


Popular programs include liberal studies, nursing, multidisciplinary studies, human services, and
HVAC certification.
ALSO
A nice place to call home: Chef
Joseph Bonaparte, a leader in
the farm-to-table movement,
directs the culinary arts program. Many buildings have
state-of-the-art technology, such
as a hospital for medical programs and a manufacturing
facility for industrial programs.
Did you know? Horry-Georgetown has the states only twoyear forestry degree.

Midlands Technical
College
1260 Lexington Drive, West
Columbia; midlandstech.edu
Campuses in Columbia, West
Columbia, Batesburg-Leesville,
Winnsboro, Irmo and Fort Jackson.

Admissions: admissions@
midlandstech.edu; 803-738-7839.
Tuition + fees: $3,988 in district; $4,924 in state.
Financial aid: asksfs@midlands
tech.edu; 803-738-7792.
Enrollment: 10,946. 59% female,
41% male. 1% American Indian/
Alaska native; 2% Asian; 36%
black/African-American; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 51% white; 3%
two or more races; 3% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies, health and medical
preparatory programs, multidisciplinary studies, and certifications in pre-nursing, child care,
and automobile mechanics.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Beth
Carrigg, Lexington County Clerk
of Court; Dr. Ronald L. Rhames,
Midlands Technical Colleges
president.

A nice place to call home: Midlands Tech has six campuses


around the Midlands, as well as
a facility at Fort Jackson.
Did you know? There are plenty
of ways for students who want
the full college experience to get
involved at Midlands Tech,
which has more than 30 student
clubs and organizations.

Northeastern
Technical College
1201 Chesterfield Highway,
Cheraw; netc.edu
Campuses in Pageland, Cheraw,
Bennettsville and Dillon.

Admissions: 800-921-7399 or
843-921-6933; 843-537-6148 (fax).
Tuition: $3,846 in district; $4,062
in state.
Financial aid: 843-921-6939.
Enrollment: 1,054. 66% female,
34% male. 2% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
37% black/African-American;
1% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 56%
white; 2% two or more races; 1%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal arts, nursing, machine tool
technology, and certifications in
electrical engineering technology
and machine shop assistance.
ALSO
A nice place to call home: Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon
counties are beautiful, historic
areas, offering easy access to
outdoor recreation, entertainment
and cultural events without the
hassle of big-city life.

Orangeburg
Calhoun Technical
College
3250 St. Matthews Road,
Orangeburg; octech.edu

Admissions: askme@octech.
edu; 803-535-1234.
Tuition: $4,045 in district;
$5,005 in state.
Financial aid: finaid@octech.
edu; 803-535-1224.
Enrollment: 2,774. 64% female,
36% male. 1% American Indian/
Alaska native; 1% Asian; 54%
black/African-American; 2%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 41%
white; 1% two or more races; 2%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include
nursing, electronic and communications engineering technology, and certifications in
commercial vehicle operation
and instruction, welding technology, and liberal studies.
ALSO
Did you know? OC Tech has an
exceptional record of preparing
students for successful and rewarding careers, boasting a
92 percent job-placement rate.

Piedmont Technical
College
620 N. Emerald Road, Greenwood;
ptc.edu
Campuses in Greenwood, Abbeville,
Edgefield, Clinton, McCormick,
Newberry, Saluda and Laurens.

Admissions: 864-941-8365;
864-941-8466 (fax).
Tuition: $4,049 in district;
$4,601 in state.
Financial aid: 864-941-8635;
864-941-8599 (fax).
Enrollment: 5,216. 65% female,
35% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
36% black/African-American;
0% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 61%
white; 2% two or more races;
0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.

ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include
liberal studies, business, secretarial science, nursing, and human services.

Spartanburg
Community College
107 Community College Drive,
Spartanburg; sccsc.edu

Admissions: admissions@sccsc.
edu; 866-891-3700 or 864-5924800; 864-592-4564 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $4,192 in district; $5,210 in state.
Financial aid: 864-582-4810.
Enrollment: 4,928. 58% female,
42% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 4% Asian;
22% black/African-American;
7% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 63%
white; 2% two or more races; 2%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies, multidisciplinary studies, nursing, data processing,
business administration and management, and secretarial science.
ALSO
Did you know? Spartanburg
Community College is the only
college in the state to offer
American Sign Language interpreter training.

Technical College of
the Lowcountry
921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; tcl.edu
Campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and
Varnville.

Admissions: admissions@tcl.
edu; 843-525-8211.
Tuition + fees: $4,180 in district; $4,780 in state.
Financial aid: financialaid@tcl.
edu; 843-470-5961.

Enrollment: 2,332. 68% female,


32% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
34% black/African-American;
10% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander;
50% white; 2% two or more
races; 2% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include
liberal studies, nursing, business, and certifications in general studies and HVAC.

Tri-County
Technical College
7900 U.S. 76, Pendleton; tctc.edu
Campuses in Pendleton, Anderson,
Easley and Seneca.

Admissions: info@tctc.edu; 864646-TCTC; 864-646-8361 (fax).


Tuition + fees: $3,967 in district; $5,167 in state.
Financial aid: finaid@tctc.edu;
864-646-1650.
Enrollment: 6,128. 50% female,
50% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
10% black/African-American;
4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 81%
white; 3% two or more races; 1%
race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular majors include liberal
studies, nursing, industrial electronics technology, business,
criminal justice and safety studies, and welding technology.
ALSO
A nice place to call home: The
Bridge to Clemson program lets
freshmen blend the academic
experience at Tri-County with the
social experience at Clemson.
Did you know? Tri-County offers
the Connect to College program,
a second-chance for students who
have not completed high school.

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PUBLIC 2-YEAR TECHNICAL


AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave., Charleston;
tridenttech.edu
Campuses in North Charleston, Moncks
Corner, Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

Admissions: admissions@tridenttech.
edu; 843-574-6558.
Tuition + fees: $4,039 in district; $4,481
in state.
Financial aid: financial.aid@tridenttech.
edu; 843-574-6110.
Enrollment: 15,043. 60% female, 40%
male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 2% Asian; 29% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 59% white;
3% two or more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal arts,
nursing, and certification in pre-nursing
studies; business, office automation,
technology and data entry; and
cosmetology.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Katherine Reeves
White, garden designer for Magnolia Plantation; Jermaine Husser, executive director
of Palmetto Warrior Connection.
A nice place to call home: Tridents
Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston
is in a historic residential area, just blocks
from the Upper King Street shopping,
dining and entertainment district.
Did you know? Trident is one of only a
few two-year colleges in the country
training film production students in a
professional-quality production facility
using professional-grade film production
equipment.

Williamsburg Technical
College
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Kingstree;
www.wiltech.edu

Admissions: admissions@wiltech.edu;
843-355-4165.
Tuition + fees: $4,008 in district; $1,128
in state.

Financial aid: boosj@wiltech.edu; 843355-4166.


Enrollment: 693. 57% female, 43% male.
0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0%
Asian; 71% black/African-American; 1%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 26% white; 0% two or
more races; 2% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies and certifications in nursing and patient care assistance, welding technology,
licensed practical nursing, and automotive technology.
ALSO
Did you know? Williamsburg Technical
College has increased online course offerings as well as started programs in
both phlebotomy and nursing assistant.
Within the past year, the Colleges Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division has offered SNAP2Work
training and employment programs and
has working with EvolveSC, Apprenticeship Carolina, and other grant partnerships to provide training for industry
employees.

York Technical College


452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill;
yorktech.edu

Admissions: aldridge@yorktech.edu;
800-922-8324.
Tuition + fees: $4,339 in district; $4,699
in state.
Financial aid: afowler@yorktech.edu;
803-327-8005.
Enrollment: 4,753. 59% female, 41%
male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 23% black/African-American; 6% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 60% white;
8% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include liberal studies, medical and clinical assistant certification, secretarial science, business, and
accounting.

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Thursday, October 13
Saturday, October 15

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4600 Strom Thurmond Boulevard, Room B102
Columbia, S.C. 29207
Contact The Center for Professional and Continuing Studies for more information.

Phone (803) 535-5573 / email: conedu@claflin.edu

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PRIVATE 2-YEAR COLLEGES


Forrest College
601 E. River St., Anderson; forrestcollege.edu

Tuition + fees: $9,420.


Enrollment: 113. 89% female, 11% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 31%
black/African-American; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 1%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 66% white; 0%
two or more races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular programs include medical and clinical
assistant; phlebotomy certification; nursing and
patient care assistant certification; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and protective services; and business.

Spartanburg Methodist College


1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg; smcsc.edu

Admissions: admiss@smcsc.edu; 864-587-4213;


864-699-4634 (fax).
Tuition + fees: $16,700.
Room and board: $8,660.
Financial aid: smcfinaid@smcsc.edu; 864-5874203.
Enrollment: 771. 46% female, 54% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 33%
black/African-American; 7% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 57% white; 1%
two or more races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown;
1% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 857.7.
Average ACT: 18.
Applicants admitted: 70%.
Popular programs include liberal studies, business, criminal justice and law enforcement administration, and visual and performing arts.
ALSO
Alumni you may know: Fletcher Thompson, former assistant director of the FBI who helped investigate President John F. Kennedys assassination; Reggie Sanders, former MLB right-fielder;
Mookie Wilson, former MLB outfielder and New
York Mets Hall of Famer; Orlando Hudson, former
MLB second-baseman.
A nice place to call home: Spartanburg Methodist
College is a private residential college, offering twoand four-year degree paths in a close-knit, supportive environment where students can thrive.
Did you know? South Carolina high school graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher earn full-tuition
scholarships.

OUT-OF-STATE INSTITUTIONS WITH SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPUSES


Art Institute of
Charleston
24 N. Market St., Charleston;
new.artinstitutes.edu/Charleston

Tuition + fees: $17,592.


Room and board: $8,550.
Enrollment: 488. 62% female, 38%
male. 1% American Indian/Alaska
native; 2% Asian; 41% black/AfricanAmerican; 8% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 41% white;
4% two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

ECPI University
250 Berryhill Road #300, Columbia;
1001 Keys Drive #100, Greenville; 7410
Northside Drive #100, North
Charleston; ecpi.edu

Admissions: Columbia: 844-6110668, 803-610-4111. Greenville:


844-611-0627, 864-438-5018. Charleston: 844-611-0642, 843-6065902.
Tuition + fees: $14,755.

ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular bachelors programs include
graphic design, culinary and catering
management, and cinematography
and film. Popular associate programs
include culinary arts and chef training
and baking and pastry arts.

ALSO
Did you know? Since it was founded
in 1966, ECPI has demonstrated a
commitment to forward-thinking,
market-based curriculum and was
among the first to offer classes in
computer programming. ECPI University has pursued a path of sustained
academic innovation, addressing the
needs of students and employers.

Centura College

Fortis College

7500 Two Notch Road, Columbia; 8088


Rivers Ave., North Charleston;
centuracollege.edu

246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101,


Columbia; columbia.fortis.edu

Tuition + fees: $15,887.


Columbia enrollment: 133. 50% female, 50% male. 2% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 83%
black/African-American; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 11% white; 3% two or more
races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
North Charleston enrollment: 76.
96% female, 4% male. 0% American
Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 76%
black/African-American; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 18% white; 3% two
or more races; 0% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.

Tuition + fees: $15,880.


Enrollment: 393. 68% female, 32%
male. 1% American Indian/Alaska
native; 0% Asian; 77% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 17%
white; 1% two or more races; 2% race/
ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular associate degree programs
include nursing and medical and clinical assistant. Popular certificate programs include medical and clinical
assistant, HVAC technology, dental
assistant, and medical billing and
insurance specialist.

ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular certificate programs include HVAC maintenance, medical
coding, building and property maintenance, and medical office assistant.

Golf Academy
of America

ALSO
A nice place to call home: Hands-on
learning prepares students for employment.

Tuition + fees: $17,150.


Enrollment: 186. 1% female, 99%
male. 0% American Indian/Alaska
native; 1% Asian; 2% black/African-

3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach;


www.golfacademy.edu

American; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 90%
white; 1% two or more races; 2% race/
ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.

Miller-Motte Technical
College
8085 Rivers Ave., Suite E, North
Charleston; 2451 U.S. 501 East, Conway;
miller-motte.edu

Tuition + fees: $10,336, North Charleston campus. $10,510, Conway


campus.
North Charleston enrollment: 490.
87% female, 13% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
60% black/African-American; 3%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 33% white; 1%
two or more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
Conway enrollment: 91. 92% female,
8% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska
native; 0% Asian; 56% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0%
native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 39%
white; 1% two or more races; 2% race/
ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular associates programs include medical assistant, medical
records technology, surgical technology, and business. Popular certificate programs include commercial
vehicle operation, medical insurance
and coding and massage therapy.

South University
9 Science Court, Columbia;
southuniversity.edu

Admissions: 803-946-4308.
Tuition + fees: $16,761.
Financial aid: 803-935-4295.
Enrollment: 929 undergraduates.
78% female; 22% male. 2% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
64% black/African-American; 5%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 25% white; 0%
two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.

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ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular doctoral programs
include pharmacy. Popular masters programs include mental
health counseling and health
care administration. Popular
bachelors programs include
nursing and health and wellness.
Popular associates programs
include medical assistant.

Strayer University

0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 22% white; 2% two or
more races; 3% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admissions policy.
Popular masters programs
include business and human
resources. Popular bachelors
programs include business and
criminal justice. Popular associates programs include business.

200 Center Point Circle, Suite 300,


Columbia; 5010 Wetland Crossing,
North Charleston; 555 N.
Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 300,
Greenville; strayer.edu

University of
Phoenix

Tuition + fees: $12,975.


Enrollment: 1,441 undergraduates. 73% female, 27% male. 1%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 68% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;

Tuition + fees: $10,527.


Enrollment: 305 undergraduates. 65% female, 35% male. 1%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 53% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino;

1001 Pinnacle Point Drive,


Columbia; phoenix.edu

1% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 12% white; 4% two or
more races; 27% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular masters programs
include business. Popular bachelors programs include business,
health care administration, human resources, and criminal
justice.

Virginia College
7201 Two Notch Road, Columbia;
2400 David H. McLeod Blvd.,
Florence; 78 Global Drive, Greenville;
6185 Rivers Ave., North Charleston;
8150 Warren H. Abernathy
Highway, Spartanburg; vc.edu

Tuition + fees: $13,932.


Columbia enrollment: 449.
84% female, 16% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;

0% Asian; 86% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino;


0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 7% white; 0% two or
more races; 4% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
Florence enrollment: 414. 93%
female, 7% male. 0% American
Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
80% black/African-American;
4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 15%
white; 0% two or more races;
1% race/ethnicity unknown; 0%
nonresident.
Greenville enrollment: 289.
89% female, 11% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
0% Asian; 60% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 32% white; 1% two or
more races; 2% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
North Charleston enrollment:
344. 86% female, 14% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;

1% Asian; 78% black/AfricanAmerican; 1% Hispanic/Latino;


0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 18% white; 1% two or
more races; 0% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
Spartanburg enrollment: 258.
89% female, 11% male. 0%
American Indian/Alaska native;
1% Asian; 52% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino;
0% native Hawaiian/Pacific
islander; 36% white; 2% two or
more races; 4% race/ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Open admission policy.
Popular certificate programs
include medical assistant, medical office management, pharmacy technician, culinary arts,
and medical insurance coding.
Popular associates include medical assistant, surgical technology, cosmetology and medical insurance coding.

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OUT-OF-STATE
INSTITUTIONS
WITH SOUTH
CAROLINA
CAMPUSES
Webster University
100 Gateway Corporate Blvd.,
Columbia; 4589 Oleander Drive,
Myrtle Beach; 4105 Faber Place
Drive, Suite 11, North Charleston;
101 W. Hill Blvd., Joint Base
Charleston; 124 Verdae Blvd., Suite
400, Greenville; One Pinckney
Blvd., Beaufort; 398 Shaw Drive,
Room 108, Shaw Air Force Base;
4600 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Fort
Jackson; www.webster.edu

Columbia campus: columbia@


webster.edu, 803-699-0900.
Myrtle Beach: 843-497-3677.
North Charleston: 843-7601324.
Joint Base: 843-767-2278.
Greenville: 864-676-9002.
Naval Hospital: 843-524-1851.
Shaw: 803-666-2254.
Fort Jackson: 803-738-0603.
Tuition + fees: $25,500.
Enrollment: 3,459 undergraduates. 56% female, 44% male.
0% American Indian/Alaska
native; 2% Asian; 17% black/
African-American; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 62%
white; 3% two or more races;
8% race/ethnicity unknown;
3% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average ACT: 24.
Applicants admitted: 78%.
Popular majors include business administration and management, nursing, psychology,
and communications.
ALSO
A nice place to call home:
Discounted tuition available for
military and first responders.
Did you know? Webster is
located on four continents, in
eight countries and in 60 cities.
It has more than 160,000
alumni worldwide.

INSTITUTIONS OFFERING SPECIALIZED DEGREES


Arclabs Welding
School
700 Gracern Road, Columbia; 933
Commerce Circle, Hanahan; 2615
S.C. 153, Piedmont; arclabs.com

Admissions: Columbia: melissa.


smith@arclabs.com; 803-8079180; 803-807-9182 (fax). Hanahan: ashley.mcadams@arclabs.
com; 843-261-0044; 843-2610074 (fax). Piedmont: amber.
gibson@arclabs.com; 864-2369995; 864-236-7666 (fax).
Tuition: $1,920-$15,300/course.
Financial aid: 803-807-9180,
nevetta.blocker@arclabs.com.
MORE
Did you know? Arclabs provides minimal classroom time
to allow focus on hands-on
welding training. Welding is the
highest-paid skilled trade.

Charleston School
of Law
81 Mary St., Charleston;
charlestonlaw.edu

Admissions: info@charleston
law.edu; 843-377-2143.
Tuition: Not reported.
Enrollment: 358. 46% female,
54% male. 4% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian;
11% black/African-American;
4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 75%
white; 0% two or more races;
4% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Required tests: LSAT.
Required degree: Bachelors.
Degree offered: Juris Doctor.

Christ Central
Institute
159 Church St. NE, Wagener;
www.ccins.org

Admissions: 803-564-5902.
Tuition: All full scholarships.
Enrollment: 50.

ACADEMICS
Degrees offered: Two-year
certificate, community missions; three-year degree, mission specialist.

Edward Via College


of Osteopathic
Medicine
350 Howard St., Spartanburg;
vcom.edu

Admissions: 864-327-9808.
Financial aid: 864-327-9902.
ACADEMICS
Required tests: MCAT.
Degree offered: Doctorate of
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.).
ALSO
A nice place to call home:
Spartanburg is home to seven
institutions of higher learning, a
highly rated, rapidly growing
regional health care system,
and a downtown that attracts
corporate headquarters.
Did you know? VCOM students
have a heart of service and
provide health care for those in
need locally and at sustainable
clinics in El Salvador, Honduras
and the Dominican Republic.

Lenoir-Rhyne
Center for Graduate
Studies
4201 N. Main St., Price House,
Columbia; columbia.lr.edu

Admissions: admissions_
columbia@lr.edu, 803-461-3296.
Financial aid: 803-461-3296.

Admissions: admissions_
columbia@lr.edu; 803-461-3238.
Tuition + fees: $16,275.
Financial aid: 803-461-3240.
Enrollment: 82. 41% female,
59% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian;
17% black/African-American;
1% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 63%
white; 0% two or more races;
18% race/ethnicity unknown;
0% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Required degree: Bachelors.
Degrees offered: Masters degrees in divinity, pastoral counseling, theological and ministerial studies, and theology.
ALSO
Did you know? The mission of
Lutheran Theological Southern
Seminary is to teach and nurture
women and men for ministry.

Medical University
of South Carolina
179 Ashley Ave., Charleston;
musc.edu

Undergraduate tuition + fees:


$15,174*.
Graduate tuition + fees:
$18,000*.
Financial aid: finaid@musc.
edu; 843-792-2536.
Enrollment (all programs):
2,992. 79% female, 21% male.
0% American Indian/Alaska
native; 3% Asian; 8% black/
African-American; 4% Hispanic/
Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/
Pacific islander; 74% white; 2%
two or more races; 8% ethnicity
unknown; 0% nonresident.

ACADEMICS
ACADEMICS
Degrees offered: Masters of Arts
Popular bachelors programs
in human services and clinical
include nursing. Popular masmental health counseling.
ters programs include health
care administration and physician assistant. Popular doctoral
Lutheran
programs include medicine,
Theological
pharmacy, and dentistry.

Southern Seminary
4201 N. Main St., Columbia;
ltss.lr.edu

ALSO
Alumni you may know: Horace

G. Smithy, cardiothoracic surgeon who developed one of the


first instruments used in beatingheart surgery; Francis Peyre
Porcher, professor who served as
a physician during the Civil War.
A nice place to call home:
Charleston is one of the most
highly recognized cities for fine
dining, historical attractions
and recreational activities.
Did you know? The oldest medical school in the South educates
and trains more than 3,000
students and residents, and has
nearly 13,000 employees.
*Tuition varies by program. See
academicdepartments.musc.edu/
esl/em/records/fees.html.

Sherman College of
Chiropractic
2020 Springfield Road,
Spartanburg; www.sherman.edu

Admissions: admissions@
sherman.edu; 800-849-8771, ext.
200.
Enrollment: 391. 45% female,
55% male. 1% American Indian/
Alaska native; 2% Asian; 5%
black/African-American; 15%
Hispanic/Latino; 0% native
Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 68%
white; 0% two or more races; 7%
race/ethnicity unknown; 2%
nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Degree offered: Doctor of
Chiropractic.

Southern Methodist
College
541 Broughton St., Orangeburg;
smcollege.edu

Admissions: jcourson@sm
college.edu; 803-534-7826;
803-534-7827 (fax).
ACADEMICS
Degrees offered: Bachelors
degrees in Bible; associates
degrees; and one-year Bible
certificates.

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