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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 master’s 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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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 Average SAT composite: 1250.

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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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 O’Dell, ber Campbell, two-time U.S. host of CBS’s “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 University’s 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 it’s 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 America’s 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 Carolina’s 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 hour’s from Conde Nast Traveler, drive from the coast. Travel + Leisure, Southern LivDid you know? Francis Marion ing and Forbes magazines. University’s 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 FMU’s 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 physician’s 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 Carolina’s 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? Lander’s 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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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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 Southeast’s 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 USC’s 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 Carolina’s horse country, with 10 equestrian disciplines practiced in Aiken County.

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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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 men’s teams in baseball unknown; 1% nonresident. and soccer and women’s 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 & Visitor’s 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 Union’s 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 hour’s drive from USC’s main campus.

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

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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 “America’s 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

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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

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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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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 Showtime’s “Shameless;” Julie Stortz Busha, owner of condiment company Slawsa and contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank;” Mat Fretschel, image capture specialist for Disney. Did you know? U.S. News & World Report has included Winthrop in its listing of “America’s 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 bachelor’s degrees through Allen’s 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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Secret Life of Bees.” A nice place to call home: Located near the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Anderson boasts one of the South’s 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 Report’s “America’s 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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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES part of the school’s 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 Carolina’s 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: Benedict’s student center features Burger King, Nick’s Chicken and Waffles, and Freshens yogurt, as well as a barbershop and hair salon for students. Did you know? Benedict’s 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: BJU’s 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 Alzheimer’s 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 America’s Best Christian Colleges, America’s 100 Best College Buys, Military Friendly Schools, the VA Yellow Ribbon Program, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and U.S. News & World Report’s “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 Coker’s 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 Monthly’s 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.

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

1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia; columbiasc.edu

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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.

Bridals by Lori and star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” A nice place to call home: Columbia’s 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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counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington; 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 Columbia’s 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. ALSO Alumni you may know: Julia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winner; Harriet Smith O’Neil, Texas Supreme Court justice; Kimilee

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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 achieve top national awards for 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. Men’s National Soccer Team; Betsy King, Beth Daniels and Dottie Pepper, past champions on the LPGA Tour. A nice place to call home: Furman’s scenic campus is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in the nation – and the world. The University’s 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 that guides students down paths

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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 WWE’s “Tough Enough”; Kevin Pucetas, professional baseball player. A nice place to call home: Limestone College’s 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. Did you know? In addition to Limestone College’s traditional

day program on the Gaffney 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%. Colleges and Universities. ALSO Popular majors include busiA nice place to call home: The A nice place to call home: The ness, nursing, sports and fitness 240-acre campus is lined with campus is located in the foothills administration and managetall oak trees and beautiful of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a ment, education, and biology. ACADEMICS pastoral setting that is quiet and Georgian-style architecture. Open admissions policy. With 98 percent of students serene, yet close to the exciting Popular majors include crimi- ALSO residing on campus, the college Greenville metropolitan area. Alumni you may know: Brig. nal justice, business adminisis designed to have anything a Did you know? Christian UniGen. Janice Haigler, U.S. Army; tration, health science, biology, student would need. versities Online ranked North John Smith, winningest high and mass communications. Did you know? Presbyterian is Greenville in the 2017 Top 25 school basketball coach in state consistently recognized for the Best Christian Colleges and history and first high school coach ALSO value of its educational experiUniversities in the South and in Alumni you may know: James B. inducted into the S.C. Athletic ence – ranked No. 1 in value in the 2017 Top 25 Most Beautiful Hall of Fame; Mark Hammond, Blassingame, president of Baptist Money magazine. Whether exChristian Colleges and UniS.C. Secretary of State. E&M Convention of S.C.; S.C. ploring the world through studyversities in the South. Did you know? The Newberry Rep. J. Wayne George, D-Marion; abroad programs, getting jobCollege Loan Repayment Promise Bernadette R. Hampton, S.C. related experience through inEducation Association president; helps students repay their college ternships, or diving into your Presbyterian loans after graduation so they can John Hoffman, CEO of YMCA of own research, Presbyterian stuSumter; Col. Joseph D. Blanding, complete their education with a College dents experience learning beU.S. Army; Ruth M. Pendergrass, safety net and peace of mind. At yond the classroom. 503 S. Broad St., Clinton; no cost to the student or the fampresident of Morris College’s www.presby.edu ily, the Newberry College Loan National Alumni Association. A nice place to call home: Mor- Repayment Promise helps stuSouthern Wesleyan dents achieve their long-term ris College is a safe, beautifully Admissions: admissions@ landscaped 41-acre campus near goals with confidence that stuUniversity presby.edu; 800-960-7583 or dent loans won’t hold them back. 864-833-2820. downtown Sumter and minutes 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central; from the Sumter Opera House Tuition + fees: $36,130. swu.edu and Swan Lake Iris Gardens. Room/board: $9,750. North Greenville Did you know? Morris College is Financial aid: Linda McAnnally: University a participant in the Call Me MISAdmissions: 877-644-5556. lmcannally@presby.edu; 864TER program in affiliation with Tuition + fees: $23,620. 833-8287. 7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville; Clemson University. Morris’s Room/board: $9,420. Enrollment: 1,064 undergradungu.edu criminal justice program is ranked ates. 53% female, 47% male. 0% Enrollment: 1,323 undergradusecond-highest in South Carolina. ates. 59% female, 41% male. American Indian/Alaska native;


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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 state’s 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 College’s 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: Trident’s 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 College’s 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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Open House Dates and Times: Thursday, October 6 Thursday, October 13 Saturday, October 15

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

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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. Kennedy’s 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 bachelor’s 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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OUT-OF-STATE INSTITUTIONS WITH SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPUSES ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular doctoral programs include pharmacy. Popular master’s programs include mental health counseling and health care administration. Popular bachelor’s 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 master’s programs include business and human resources. Popular bachelor’s 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 master’s programs include business. Popular bachelor’s 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: Bachelor’s. 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: Bachelor’s. Degrees offered: Master’s 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 bachelor’s programs in human services and clinical include nursing. Popular masmental health counseling. ter’s 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: Bachelor’s degrees in Bible; associates degrees; and one-year Bible certificates.


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