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South Carolina Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

Choosing from one of the more than 30 public colleges and universities and 20-plus independent and private colleges and universities in South Carolina for your secondary education is no easy task. But you won't be alone making the choice. Enrollment at colleges and universities in South Carolina increased six percent in fall 2009, a notable amount compared to the national enrollment increase of 1.5 percent. Of course, with all South Carolina has to offer, it's not surprising students would choose to attend a college or university in this East Coast state. After all, South Carolina boasts 187 miles of shoreline, much of it along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the coast, you can explore the historic city of Charleston or retreat to the beach in Myrtle Beach. Move inland, and you'll find 47 state parks, scenic mountains, and more than 300 public and private golf courses.

Making the move from student to employee in South Carolina

Once you have your diploma in hand, you're ready to move onto the next stage of your life: building a career. Major industries in South Carolina include government jobs, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and education and health services. Some of the state's top employers in these areas are Computer Sciences Corporation, Greenville Memorial Health, BMW Manufacturing Company, the University of South Carolina and Bi-Lo LLC. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for South Carolina, a sample of mean annual wages earned in these fields were:

  1. Kindergarten teachers: $49,990
  2. Lawyers: $107,400
  3. Lodging managers: $61,060
  4. Personal financial advisors: $80,350
  5. Physician assistants: $77,250

A healthy state economic outlook coupled with an amazing locale and outstanding leisure pursuits makes South Carolina an ideal choice for college and beyond.

See also: South Carolina Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of South Carolina Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from South Carolina

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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Admission is on a rolling basis, with programs starting each month.
  • Accepts Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) and will assist in getting required documents toan Educational Service Officer.
  • Lecture classes will have no more than 120 students. Lab settings will typically have 6, 9, 12 or 24 students to one lab instructor.
  • Career Development Department helps students edit resumes & research the job market. It also maintains an updated record of potential employers in the industry.
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  • Admission is on a rolling basis, with programs starting each month.
  • Accepts Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) and will assist in getting required documents toan Educational Service Officer.
  • Lecture classes will have no more than 120 students. Lab settings will typically have 6, 9, 12 or 24 students to one lab instructor.
  • Career Development Department helps students edit resumes & research the job market. It also maintains an updated record of potential employers in the industry.
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  • Online Programs
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The University of Florida is ranked #5 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The rankings were based on faculty credentials and training, student services & technology, and student engagement – basically all the factors that contribute to an exceptional online education experience. Be greater. Be a gator.

The University of Florida is ranked #5 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The rankings were based on faculty credentials and training, student services & technology, and student engagement – basically all the factors that contribute to an exceptional online education experience. Be greater. Be a gator.

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Other Colleges & Universities in South Carolina

Aiken Technical College
Aiken, Graniteville, South Carolina www.atc.edu
Allen University
Columbia, South Carolina www.allenuniversity.edu
Anderson University
Anderson, South Carolina www.andersonuniversity.edu
Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina www.benedict.edu
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, South Carolina www.cctech.edu
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina www.csuniv.edu
Claflin University
Orangeburg, South Carolina www.claflin.edu
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina www.clemson.edu
Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, South Carolina www.clintonjuniorcollege.edu
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, South Carolina www.coastal.edu
Coker College
Hartsville, South Carolina www.coker.edu
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina www.cofc.edu
Columbia College
Columbia, South Carolina www.columbiacollegesc.edu
Columbia International University
Columbia, South Carolina www.ciu.edu
Converse College
Spartanburg, South Carolina www.converse.edu
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, South Carolina www.denmarktech.edu
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, South Carolina www.erskine.edu
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence, South Carolina www.fdtc.edu
Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina www.fmarion.edu
Furman University
Greenville, South Carolina www.furman.edu
Greenville Technical College
Greenville, South Carolina www.greenvilletech.com
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway, South Carolina www.hgtc.edu
Lander University
Greenwood, South Carolina www.lander.edu
Limestone College
Gaffney, South Carolina www.limestone.edu
Midlands Technical College
Columbia, South Carolina www.midlandstech.edu
Morris College
Sumter, South Carolina www.morris.edu
Newberry College
Newberry, South Carolina www.newberry.edu
North Greenville University
Tigerville, South Carolina www.ngu.edu
Northeastern Technical College
Cheraw (formerly Chesterfield-Marlboro), South Carolina www.netc.edu
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Orangeburg, South Carolina www.octech.edu
Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood, South Carolina www.ptc.edu
Presbyterian College
Clinton, South Carolina www.presby.edu
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC www.scsu.edu
Southern Methodist College
Orangeburg, South Carolina www.smcollege.edu
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, South Carolina www.sccsc.edu
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg, South Carolina www.smcsc.edu
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort, South Carolina www.tcl.edu
The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, SC www.citadel.edu
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton, South Carolina www.tctc.edu
Trident Technical College
Charleston, Moncks Corner, South Carolina www.tridenttech.edu
Voorhees College
Denmark, South Carolina www.voorhees.edu
Williamsburg Technical College
Kingstree, South Carolina www.wiltech.edu
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina www.winthrop.edu
Wofford College
Spartanburg, South Carolina www.wofford.edu
York Technical College
Rock Hill, South Carolina www.yorktech.edu
Bob Jones University
Greenville www.bju.edu
Holmes Bible College
Greenville, South Carolina
Johnson and Wales University
Charleston, also campuses in other states www.jwu.edu
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Columbia, South Carolina www.ltss.edu
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Spartanburg
Troy University
Shaw AFB
University of South Carolina System
Columbia, South Carolina