List of colleges and universities in South Carolina

There are 60 colleges and universities in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The University of South Carolina in Columbia is the largest university in the state, by enrollment.[1] Trident Technical College in North Charleston is the largest two-year college.[2] The oldest institution is the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785.[3]

The majority of colleges and universities in South Carolina are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).[4] There are six four-year and two two-year historically black colleges and universities.[5]

The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia are the only medical schools in the state accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).[6]

Charleston School of Law and the University of South Carolina School of Law are American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools.[7]

Institutions

List of colleges and universities in South Carolina
SchoolLocation(s)[8]ControlType[a]Enrollment[8]
(Fall 2010)
Enrollment[8]
(Spring 2020)
FoundedAccreditation[8]
Aiken Technical CollegeAikenPublicAssociate's college3,12822671972[9]SACS
Allen University[b]ColumbiaPrivate
(A.M.E Church)
Baccalaureate college8487431870[10]SACS
Anderson UniversityAndersonPrivate
(Baptist)
Master's university2,51234291911[11]SACS
Benedict College[c]ColumbiaPrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college3,13721651870[12]SACS
Bob Jones UniversityGreenvillePrivate
(Nondenominational)
Special-focus institution3,79430051927[13]TRACS
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter[d]PublicAssociate's college4,38235501962[14]SACS
Charleston School of LawCharlestonPrivateSpecial-focus institution700612[15]2003[16]ABA
Charleston Southern UniversityNorth CharlestonPrivate
(Baptist)
Master's university3,21334141964[17]SACS
The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaCharlestonPublicMaster's university3,40237631842[18]SACS
Claflin University[c]OrangeburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,92021721869[19]SACS
Clemson UniversityClemsonPublicResearch university19,453249511889[20]SACS
Clinton Junior College[c]Rock HillPrivate
(AME Zion)
Associate's college1431931894[21]TRACS
Coastal Carolina UniversityConwayPublicMaster's university8,706106411954[22]SACS
Coker UniversityHartsvillePrivateBaccalaureate college1,10612801908[23]SACS
College of CharlestonCharlestonPublicMaster's university11,532107831770[3]SACS
Columbia College[e]ColumbiaPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,36712761854[24]SACS
Columbia International UniversityColumbiaPrivate
(Interdenominational)
Master's university1,20110481923[25]SACS
Converse CollegeSpartanburgPrivateMaster's university1,26913801890[26]SACS
Denmark Technical College[c]DenmarkPublicAssociate's college1,0334891947[27]SACS
Erskine CollegeDue WestPrivate
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college8116931839[28]SACS
Florence–Darlington Technical CollegeFlorencePublicAssociate's college5,85541821963[29]SACS
Francis Marion UniversityFlorencePublicMaster's university4,03239401970[30]SACS
Furman UniversityGreenvillePrivateBaccalaureate college2,99629471826[31]SACS
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville[f]PublicAssociate's college14,879108641962[32]SACS
Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeConway[g]PublicAssociate's college7,82667881966[33]SACS
Lander UniversityGreenwoodPublicBaccalaureate college3,06030441872[34]SACS
Limestone UniversityGaffneyPrivate
(Interdenominational)
Baccalaureate college3,41924421845[35]SACS
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

of Lenoir-Rhyne University

ColumbiaPrivate
(Lutheran)
Special-focus institution153164[36]1830[37]ATS
Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonPublicSpecial-focus institution2,55629441824[38]SACS
Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia[h]PublicAssociate's college12,07898921973[39][i]SACS
Morris College[c]SumterPrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college1,0486491908[40]SACS
Newberry CollegeNewberryPrivate
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college1,15512081856[41]SACS
North Greenville UniversityTigervillePrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college2,31225781891[42]SACS
Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw[j]PublicAssociate's college1,21912751968[43]SACS
Orangeburg–Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburgPublicAssociate's college3,20023871968[44]SACS
Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood[k]PublicAssociate's college5,70344911966[45]SACS
Presbyterian CollegeClintonPrivate
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college1,26613301880[46]SACS
Sherman College of ChiropracticSpartanburgPrivateSpecial-focus institution2374221973[47]CCE
South Carolina State University[c]OrangeburgPublicResearch university4,36230221896[48]SACS
Southern Wesleyan UniversityCentralPrivate
(Wesleyan)
Master's university1,88315511906[49]SACS
Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg[l]PublicAssociate's college5,87145341963[50]SACS
Spartanburg Methodist CollegeSpartanburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Associate's college7908691911[51]SACS
Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort[m]PublicAssociate's college2,79222471868[52]SACS
Tri-County Technical CollegePendleton[n]PublicAssociate's college6,94160821962[53]SACS
Trident Technical CollegeNorth Charleston[o]PublicAssociate's college15,790121481964[54]SACS
University of South Carolina AikenAikenPublicBaccalaureate college3,25436991961[55]SACS
University of South Carolina BeaufortBeaufortPublicBaccalaureate college1,75421161959[56]SACS
University of South Carolina Columbia
(Main campus)
ColumbiaPublicResearch university29,599347951801[57]SACS
University of South Carolina LancasterLancasterPublicAssociate's college1,58815231959[58]SACS
University of South Carolina SalkehatchieAllendalePublicAssociate's college1,1509271965[59]SACS
University of South Carolina SumterSumterPublicAssociate's college1,19211101966[60]SACS
University of South Carolina UnionUnion[p]PublicAssociate's college53010931965[61]SACS
University of South Carolina UpstateSpartanburgPublicMaster's University5,49261751967[62]SACS
Voorhees College[c]DenmarkPrivate
(Episcopal)
Baccalaureate college7524911897[63]SACS
Williamsburg Technical CollegeKingstreePublicAssociate's college7237371969[64]SACS
Winthrop UniversityRock HillPublicMaster's university5,99858131886[65]SACS
Wofford CollegeSpartanburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,54116661854[66]SACS
York Technical CollegeRock HillPublicAssociate's college6,00042531964[67]SACS

Out-of-state institutions

Schools based in other states offer programs at locations in South Carolina:[8]

  • ECPI University has campuses in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has a campus in Spartanburg
  • Miller-Motte Technical College has campuses in North Charleston and Conway
  • South University has a campus in Columbia
  • Strayer University has a campus in Greenville
  • University of Phoenix has a campus in Columbia

See also

  • Higher education in the United States
  • List of American institutions of higher education
  • List of recognized higher education accreditation organizations
  • List of colleges and universities
  • List of colleges and universities by country

Notes

  1. ^ School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  2. ^ Historically black college or university[5]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Historically black college or university[5]
  4. ^ Central Carolina Tech has locations in Sumter, Bishopville, Camden, and Manning.
  5. ^ Women's college
  6. ^ Greenville Tech has locations in Greenville, Berea, Greer, and Simpsonville.
  7. ^ Horry-Georgetown Tech has locations in Conway, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach.
  8. ^ Midlands Tech has locations in West Columbia, Batesburg-Leesville, Columbia, Fort Jackson, and Irmo.
  9. ^ Created in 1974 as a merger of three institutions founded in 1947, 1957, and 1963[39]
  10. ^ Northeastern Tech has locations in Cheraw, Bennettsville, Dillon, and Pageland.
  11. ^ Piedmont Tech has locations in Greenwood, Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda.
  12. ^ Spartanburg CC has locations in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Gaffney.
  13. ^ TCL has locations in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hampton, Parris Island, and Walterboro.
  14. ^ Tri-County Tech has locations in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and Seneca.
  15. ^ Trident Tech has locations in North Charleston, Charleston, and Moncks Corner.
  16. ^ USC Union has locations in Union and Laurens.

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