List of colleges and universities in South Carolina

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There are 61 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 with 29,599 enrolled for Fall 2010.[1] Trident Technical College in North Charleston is the largest two-year college, with an enrollment of 15,790.[2] The smallest institution is W. L. Bonner College, a Pentecostal Holiness-affiliated seminary, with an enrollment of 47 students.[3] The oldest institution is the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785.[4]

The majority of colleges and universities in South Carolina are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),[5] but one is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE),[6] one by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS),[7] one by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS),[8] and two by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.[9] There are also 6 four-year and 2 two-year historically black colleges and universities.[10]

The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia are the only allopathic medical schools in the state and are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).[11] The University of South Carolina School of Medicine established a second campus in Greenville and matriculated its first class in 2012. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg is the only college of osteopathic medicine in South Carolina and is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).[12] Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg is the only chiropractic college in the state and is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).[13] Charleston School of Law and the University of South Carolina School of Law are American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools.[14]

Institutions[edit]

List of Colleges and Universities in South Carolina
SchoolLocation(s)[15]ControlType[a]Enrollment[15]
(Fall 2010)
FoundedAccreditation[15]
Aiken Technical CollegeAikenPublicAssociate's college3,1281972[16]SACS
Allen University[b]ColumbiaPrivate
(AME)
Baccalaureate college8481870[17]SACS
Anderson UniversityAndersonPrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college2,5121911[18]SACS
Benedict College[b]ColumbiaPrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college3,1371870[19]SACS
Bob Jones UniversityGreenvillePrivate
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution3,7941927[20]TRACS
Cathedral Bible CollegeMyrtle BeachPrivate
(Interdenominational)
Special-focus institution1511975[21]ACI
(Not recognized by CHEA)
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter[c]PublicAssociate's college4,3821962[22]SACS
Charleston School of LawCharlestonPrivateSpecial-focus institution7002003[23]ABA
Charleston Southern UniversityNorth CharlestonPrivate
(Baptist)
Master's university3,2131964[24]SACS
The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaCharlestonPublicMaster's university3,4021842[25]SACS
Claflin University[b]OrangeburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,9201869[26]SACS
Clemson UniversityClemsonPublicResearch university19,4531889[27]SACS
Clinton Junior College[b]Rock HillPrivate
(AME Zion)
Associate's college1431894[28]TRACS
Coastal Carolina UniversityConwayPublicMaster's university8,7061954[29]SACS
Coker CollegeHartsvillePrivateBaccalaureate college1,1061908[30]SACS
College of CharlestonCharlestonPublicMaster's university11,5321770[4]SACS
Columbia College[d]ColumbiaPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,3671854[31]SACS
Columbia International University>ColumbiaPrivate
(Interdenominational)
Master's university1,2011923[32]SACS
Converse College[d]SpartanburgPrivateMaster's university1,2691890[33]SACS
Denmark Technical College[b]DenmarkPublicAssociate's college1,0331947[34]SACS
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Carolinas Campus
SpartanburgPrivateSpecial-focus institution600
(Spring 2014)
2010[35]COCA
Erskine CollegeDue WestPrivate
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college8111839[36]SACS
Florence–Darlington Technical CollegeFlorencePublicAssociate's college5,8551963[37]SACS
Forrest CollegeAndersonPrivate
(for-profit)
Associate's college1081963[38]ACICS
Francis Marion UniversityFlorencePublicMaster's university4,0321970[39]SACS
Furman UniversityGreenvillePrivateBaccalaureate college2,9961826[40]SACS
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville[e]PublicAssociate's college14,8791962[41]SACS
Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeConway[f]PublicAssociate's college7,8261966[42]SACS
Lander UniversityGreenwoodPublicBaccalaureate college3,0601872[43]SACS
Limestone CollegeGaffneyPrivate
(Interdenominational)
Baccalaureate college3,4191845[44]SACS
Lutheran Theological Southern SeminaryColumbiaPrivate
(Lutheran)
Special-focus institution1531830[45]ATS
Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonPublicSpecial-focus institution2,5561824[46]SACS
Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia[g]PublicAssociate's college12,0781973[47][h]SACS
Morris College[b]SumterPrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college1,0481908[48]SACS
Newberry CollegeNewberryPrivate
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college1,1551856[49]SACS
North Greenville UniversityTigervillePrivate
(Baptist)
Baccalaureate college2,3121891[50]SACS
Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw[i]PublicAssociate's college1,2191968[51]SACS
Orangeburg–Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburgPublicAssociate's college3,2001968[52]SACS
Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood[j]PublicAssociate's college5,7031966[53]SACS
Presbyterian CollegeClintonPrivate
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college1,2661880[54]SACS
Sherman College of ChiropracticSpartanburgPrivateSpecial-focus institution2371973[55]CCE
South Carolina State University[b]OrangeburgPublicResearch university4,3621896[56]SACS
Southern Wesleyan UniversityCentralPrivate
(Wesleyan)
Master's university1,8831906[57]SACS
Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg[k]PublicAssociate's college5,8711963[58]SACS
Spartanburg Methodist CollegeSpartanburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Associate's college7901911[59]SACS
Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort[l]PublicAssociate's college2,7921868[60]SACS
Tri-County Technical CollegePendleton[m]PublicAssociate's college6,9411962[61]SACS
Trident Technical CollegeNorth Charleston[n]PublicAssociate's college15,7901964[62]SACS
University of South Carolina AikenAikenPublicBaccalaureate college3,2541961[63]SACS
University of South Carolina BeaufortBeaufortPublicBaccalaureate college1,7541959[64]SACS
University of South Carolina Columbia
(Main campus)
ColumbiaPublicResearch university29,5991801[65]SACS
University of South Carolina LancasterLancasterPublicAssociate's college1,5881959[66]SACS
University of South Carolina SalkehatchieAllendalePublicAssociate's college1,1501965[67]SACS
University of South Carolina SumterSumterPublicAssociate's college1,1921966[68]SACS
University of South Carolina UnionUnion[o]PublicAssociate's college5301965[69]SACS
University of South Carolina UpstateSpartanburgPublicBaccalaureate college5,4921967[70]SACS
Voorhees College[b]DenmarkPrivate
(Episcopal)
Baccalaureate college7521897[71]SACS
W. L. Bonner CollegeColumbiaPrivate
(Pentecostal Holiness)
Special-focus institution471995[72]ABHE
Williamsburg Technical CollegeKingstreePublicAssociate's college7231969[73]SACS
Winthrop UniversityRock HillPublicMaster's university5,9981886[74]SACS
Wofford CollegeSpartanburgPrivate
(Methodist)
Baccalaureate college1,5411854[75]SACS
York Technical CollegeRock HillPublicAssociate's college6,0001964[76]SACS

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Ten schools based in other states offer programs at locations in South Carolina:[15]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Historically black college or university[10]
  3. ^ Central Carolina Tech has locations in Sumter, Bishopville, Camden, and Manning.
  4. ^ a b Women's college
  5. ^ Greenville Tech has locations in Greenville, Berea, Greer, and Simpsonville.
  6. ^ Horry-Georgetown Tech has locations in Conway, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach.
  7. ^ Midlands Tech has locations in West Columbia, Batesburg-Leesville, Columbia, Fort Jackson, and Irmo.
  8. ^ Created in 1974 as a merger of three institutions founded in 1947, 1957, and 1963[47]
  9. ^ Northeastern Tech has locations in Cheraw, Bennettsville, Dillon, and Pageland.
  10. ^ Piedmont Tech has locations in Greenwood, Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda.
  11. ^ Spartanburg CC has locations in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Gaffney.
  12. ^ TCL has locations in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hampton, Parris Island, and Walterboro.
  13. ^ Tri-County Tech has locations in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley, and Seneca.
  14. ^ Trident Tech has locations in North Charleston, Charleston, and Moncks Corner.
  15. ^ USC Union has locations in Union and Laurens.

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