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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

EDUCATION GUIDE SPRING 2017

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

About this section A Some

SARA JOHNSON BORTON President and Publisher BERNIE HELLER Vice President of Advertising KATHY ALLEN Director of Marketing REBEKAH LEWIS HALL Special Projects Coordinator

entries have been edited for space. A Costs,

enrollment and information under the “Academics” heading were provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment information is for the 2015-16 school year; tuition information is from 2016-17. A Schools

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aid departments and information for the headings “Alumni you may know,” “A nice place to live” and “Did you know?” A The

State publishes its Education Guide every fall and spring. Email rhall@thestate.com to update your school’s listing. Listings are edited for style and space.

On the cover Illustration by Louie Lanford.

Admissions: 843-953-5230 or 800868-1842. Tuition + fees: $11,734*. Room/board: $6,549. 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: 23. Applicants admitted: 77%. Popular majors include business, criminal justice, civil engineering, political science and government, and electrical engineering.

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ALSO Alumni you may know: Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, governor of South Carolina from 1959 to 1963; John C. West, governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975; Pat Conroy, novelist known for “The Prince of Tides.” 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.

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

18th Fastest Growing Regional College in America - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

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

knowledge for the journey Anderson, SC | AndersonUniversity.edu


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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Clemson University 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson; clemson.edu Admissions: 864-656-2287; 864-656-2464 (fax). Tuition + fees: $14,708. Room/board: $9,144. Financial aid: finaid@clemson. edu; 864-656-2280; 864-6561831. Enrollment: 18,016 undergraduates. 47% female, 53% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 2% Asian; 7% black/AfricanAmerican; 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. Average ACT: 29. Applicants admitted: 51%. Popular majors include biology; business; psychology; mechanical engineering; and marketing. ALSO Alumni you may know: Gov. Nikki Haley, sitting governor of South Carolina; Nancy O’Dell, host of CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight;” C.J. Spiller, running back and return specialist for the New Orleans Saints. A nice place to call home: Tree-lined streets welcome students to campus. Many students spend hours studying, lounging and playing on Bowman Field. Nearby Lake Hartwell offers more than 900 miles of shoreline. Did you know? Clemson is ranked among the top 20 national public universities, and it’s No. 3 for happiest students.

Coastal Carolina University 103 Tom Trout Drive, Conway; coastal.edu

Admissions: admissions@coastal.edu; 800-277-7000; 843-3496436 (fax). Tuition + fees: $10,876. Room/board: $9,278. Financial aid: finaid@coastal.edu; 800-277-7000, ext. 2313, or 843-349-2313; 843-349-2347 (fax). Enrollment: 9,615 undergraduates. 53% female, 47% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 20% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 68% white; 5% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident. ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 995. Average ACT: 22. Applicants admitted: 60%. Popular majors include business, education, communications, kinesiology and exercise science, and marine biology. 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, fullback for the Buffalo Bills; Josh Norman, cornerback for the Washington Redskins; Amber Campbell, three-time U.S. Olympian in track and field. A nice place to call home: Coastal Carolina University’s proximity to the coast and the Myrtle Beach resort area led to the development of two distinctive programs: marine science, which offers a Ph.D. program, and professional golf management, the latter of which is one of only 18 programs in the nation accredited by the PGA of America. Did you know? U.S. News & World Report ranked Coastal Carolina among the top 10 in the South among all schools in the Best Value Category in 2016 and 2017. CCU was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s

Top Colleges for 2015, and CCU has been designated a Military Friendly School for seven consecutive years. The Coastal baseball team won the College World Series in 2016.

College of Charleston 66 George St., Charleston; cofc.edu Admissions: admissions@cofc.edu; 843-953-5670; 843-953-6322 (fax). Tuition + fees: $11,805. Room/board: $12,048. Financial aid: financialaid@cofc.edu; 843-953-5540; 843-953-7192 (fax). Enrollment: 10,468 undergraduates. 63% female, 37% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 2% Asian; 8% black/AfricanAmerican; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 79% white; 4% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.

Did you know? College of Charleston is the oldest college south of Virginia and the 13th oldest in the United States. Founders of the College of Charleston included signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Francis Marion University 4822 E. Palmetto St., Florence; www.fmarion.edu Admissions: admissions@ fmarion.edu; 800-368-7551 or 843-661-1231. Tuition + fees: $10,428. Room/board: $7,716. 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; 1% nonresident.

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 1120. Average ACT: 25.5. Applicants admitted: 77%. Popular majors include business, biology, psychology, speech communication and rhetoric, and education.

ACADEMICS Average SAT: 925. Average ACT: 19.5. Applicants admitted: 59%. Popular majors include nursing, biology, psychology, education, and business.

ALSO Alumni you may know: James B. Edwards, former governor of South Carolina; Brett Gardner, outfielder for the New York Yankees; Anthony Johnson, former NBA player; Padgett Powell, novelist; Callie Shell, photojournalist for TIME magazine. A nice place to call home: College of Charleston is located in historic downtown Charleston, a city that has received accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Southern Living and Forbes magazines.

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 organization studying ways to bring health care to Madagascar. A nice place to call home: Francis Marion boasts an intimate, walkable campus among the most beautiful in South Carolina, located on 400 wooded acres, just a few miles from the Pee Dee River. Several campus buildings are in downtown

Florence, but the main campus is just east of town, close to Interstate 95 and about an hour’s drive from the coast. Did you know? Francis Marion University’s new Carter Center for Health Sciences in downtown Florence opened in 2016. It is home to graduate-level nursing, clinical psychology and healthcare administration programs. It also houses the physician’s assistant program, which began its first class in 2016. Another relatively new program, industrial engineering, saw its first graduates in 2017.

Lander University 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood; lander.edu Admissions: admissions@ lander.edu; 1-888-4-LANDER or 864-388-8307; 864-388-8125 (fax). Tuition + fees: $11,200. Room/board: $8,583. Financial aid: finaid@lander. edu; 864-388-8340; 864-3888811 (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, nursing, education, kinesiology and exercise science, and sociology. ALSO Alumni you may know: Molly Spearman, South Carolina’s state Superintendent of Education. A nice place to call home: A new 210-bed residence hall was completed in 2015, offering


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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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.

laid@scsu.edu; 803-536-7067; 803-536-8420 (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.

South Carolina State University

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 760. Average ACT: 15.5. Applicants admitted: 95%. Popular majors include education, biology, family and consumer sciences, mass communications, social work, and criminal justice.

300 College St. NE, Orangeburg; scsu.edu Admissions: admissions@scsu. edu; 800-260-5956 or 803-5367186; 803-536-8990 (fax). Tuition + fees: $10,420. Room/board: $9,000. Financial aid: financia-

ALSO Alumni you may know: U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, assistant demo-

cratic leader and third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives; Ernest A. Finney, retired South Carolina Supreme Court justice; Donald Beatty, chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court; Armstrong Williams, the largest minority broadcast television owner. 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’s nuclear engineering program – the only bachelor’s nuclear engineering program in the state or at a historically black college or university – ranks No. 22 among CollegeChoice.net’s Top

25 Best Nuclear Engineering Bachelor’s Programs. S.C. State University’s ROTC program is one of the largest producers of minority officers for the U.S. Army; 19 graduates have achieved the rank of general, and more than 2,100 have become commissioned officers in the armed forces. Seventeen of S.C. State’s graduates have led institutions of higher education as college presidents.

Tuition + fees: $11,454. Room/board: $9,700. 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.

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

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 1200. Average ACT: 27.5. Applicants admitted: 65%. Popular majors include finance, exercise physiology, biology, experimental psychology, and public health.

Admissions: admissions-ugrad @sc.edu; 803-777-7700.

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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Graham, U.S. senator; David 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, the University of South Carolina 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 its unique partnerships with health care providers throughout the state, to create an exceptional health sciences experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. Did you know? USC is No. 49 in the nation among public universities according to U.S. News & World Report, which also recognizes 47 of USC’s academic programs in their rankings, more than any other university in the state. That includes the No. 1-ranked undergraduate and graduate international business programs and No. 1 online graduate 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: $10,196. Room/board: $8,254. 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/African-

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

7% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 58% white; 4% two or more races; 7% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 980. Average ACT: 20.5. Applicants admitted: 57%. Popular majors include business, nursing, kinesiology and exercise science, education, and biology.

ACADEMICS Average SAT: 925. Average ACT: 19.5. Applicants admitted: 63%. Popular majors include business, hospitality, nursing, psychology, and social sciences.

ALSO Alumni you may know: Jason Fulmer, 2003 S.C. teacher of the year; 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. Did you know? U.S. News & World Report ranked USC Aiken No. 1 among Best Public Regional Colleges in the South; the 2015 rankings mark USC Aiken’s 17th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 10th time in first place.

USC Beaufort One University Blvd., Bluffton; www.uscb.edu Admissions: admissions@uscb.edu; 843-2088000; 843-208-8290 (fax). Tuition + fees: $10,166. Room/board: $8,527. Financial aid: uscbfina@uscb. edu; 843-521-3104; 843-5213194 (fax). Enrollment: 1,980. 64% female, 36% male; 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 22% black/African-American;

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 with faculty 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: $6,702. Financial aid: usclfa@mailbox. sc.edu; 803-313-7068; 803-3137168 (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. Applicants admitted: 72%. Popular majors include liberal studies, business, criminal justice, and nursing.

ALSO Alumni you may know: William D. Boan, senior vice president of state government relations at McGuireWoods Consulting and former legislator and chief of staff to the governor; Dr. Deborah B. Cureton, former dean at University of Wisconsin-Richland; Julie Roberts, country music singer; Col. Michael Oliver, commander with the S.C. Highway Patrol. A nice place to call home: All students have access to the Gregory Health and Wellness Center, which features an indoor pool, a walking track, tennis courts, racquetball and handball courts, an aerobic fitness center and a game area. USC Lancaster fields men’s teams in baseball and soccer and women’s teams in soccer and volleyball. Did you know? USC Lancaster has the largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery in existence. The Native American Studies Center serves as an archive and museum for state and regional Native American culture, history and tradition. USC Lancaster recently opened a start-of-the-art nursing simulation lab to support the collaborative degree program with the USC College of Nursing.

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: $6,702. 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, a hometown feel, and the lowest tuition of any university in the state, 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; 803938-3882; 803-938-3717. Tuition + fees: $6,702. 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.


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WHERE YOUR SON CAN BECOME... A SCHOLAR Learn Mandarin or Arabic. Study Biotechnology and Engineering. Get individualized college counseling beginning in the ninth grade.

AN ARTIST Join the choir. Perform in a play or musical. Become a broadcaster on the Christ School Network. Display artwork in a digital media gallery.

AN ATHLETE Find a competitive place on one of our teams. Or try out disc golf, skiing, and fly fishing.

AN OUTDOORSMAN Kayak the rapids of the Green River Gorge. Bike the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hike the Appalachian Trail.

A MAN Who puts others before himself; who entertains differences of opinion but stands firm in his convictions; who learns from his challenges and failures, yet still holds himself accountable. Christ School is a place where your son can grow into a dependable, tolerant, and confident adult.

Devon Johnson ’16 /UNC Chapel Hill ’20, Morehead-Cain Scholar

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PUBLIC 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Applicants admitted: 63%. ALSO A nice place to call home: USC Sumter is less than an hour’s drive from USC’s main campus. Did you know? USC Sumter will add women’s golf and men’s soccer to its athletic programs this fall.

USC Union A USC PALMETTO COLLEGE CAMPUS

309 E. Academy St., Union; uscunion.sc.edu Admissions: Brad Greer: greerm@mailbox.sc.edu; 864-424-8028; 864-424-8085 (fax). Tuition + fees: $6,702. 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. 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 and merchandise. 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: $11,190. Room/board: $8,141. Financial aid: 864-503-5340; 864-5035974 (fax). Enrollment: 5,636. 64% female, 36% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native;

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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.

Allen University

two or more races; 3% race/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident.

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

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

Admissions: admissions@allen university.edu; 877-625-5379 or 803-376-5735; 803-376-5733 (fax). Tuition + fees: $13,140. Room/board: $6,560. Financial aid: financialaid@allen university.edu; 866-828-1514 or 803-376-5740; 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: 1066.5. Average ACT: 23.5. Applicants admitted: 55%. Popular majors include nursing, teacher education, elementary education, human services, corrections and criminal justice, and kinesiology and exercise science.

ALSO A nice place to call home: USC Upstate is within easy driving distance of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta and just hours from the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic 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: $14,810. Room/board: $8,822. Financial aid: finaid@winthrop.edu; 803323-2189; 803-323-2557 (fax). Enrollment: 5,073 undergraduates. 68% female, 32% male. 0% American Indian/ Alaska native; 1% Asian; 30% AfricanAmerican/black; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 59% white; 3% two or more races; 0% race/ ethnicity unknown; 2% nonresident. ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 1020. Average ACT: 23. Applicants admitted: 67%. Popular majors include business, education, psychology, biology, English, and kinesiology and exercise science. 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 Walt Disney Studio. Did you know? U.S. News & World Report has included Winthrop in “America’s Best Colleges” for the past 24 years.

ACADEMICS Open admissions policy. Popular majors include biology, social sciences, business, mathematics, and English. 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 weekday-evening, weekend and online programs.

Anderson University 316 Boulevard, Anderson; andersonuniversity.edu Admissions: admission@anderson university.edu; 800-542-3594 or 864-328-1835. Tuition + fees: $25,880. Room/board: $9,174. Financial aid: finaid@anderson university.edu; 800-542-3594 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%

ALSO Alumni you may know: Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The 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? U.S. News & World Report ranks Anderson College in the top tier of its “Best Colleges” and lists Anderson as one of “America’s Best Value Schools.” Institutional Research and Evaluation also named Anderson “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” For the second straight time, Apple has honored Anderson as an Apple Distinguished School for the quality and innovation of the university’s Mobile Learning Initiative. Freshmen are issued iPads upon entering the university for use in specially designed classes that transform the learning experience.

Benedict College 1600 Harden St., Columbia; www.benedict.edu Admissions: 803-705-4910 or 803705-6598. Tuition + fees: $19,566. Room/board: $8,672. Financial aid: 803-705-4418; 803705-6629 (fax). Enrollment: 2,465. 48% female; 52% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska


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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES native; 0% Asian; 99% black/AfricanAmerican; 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 biology, business, human development and family studies, criminal justice, and human development and family studies. ALSO Alumni you may know: Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, first African-American to serve as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and first African-American Olympic coach; the Honorable I.S. Leevy Johnson, former legislator in the S.C. House (and one of the first three black legislators in 100 years when he was elected in 1970) and first black president of the S.C. Bar Association; Dr. Luns C. Richardson, president of Morris College. A nice place to call home: Benedict College is home to the nationally ranked, award-winning gospel choir; distinguished concert choir; well-regarded Marching Tiger Band of Distinction, and a theater ensemble that recently presented six performances of “A Raisin in the Sun.” The student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. Did you know? Benedict College was ranked for six consecutive years as one of the top colleges out of 309 baccalaureate colleges and universities by Washington Monthly magazine. Rankings were based on creating social mobility and producing cutting-edge scholarship and research.

Bob Jones University 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville; bju.edu Admissions: admissions@bju.edu; 800252-6363; 800-2-FAX-BJU (fax). Tuition + fees: $15,550. Room/board: $6,470. Financial aid: finaid@bju.edu; 864-2425100, ext. 3040; 864-235-2897 (fax). Enrollment: 2,684 undergraduates. 56% female, 44% male. 0% American Indian/ Alaska native; 2% Asian; 1% black/Afri-

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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: The BJU 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; 800947-7474; 843-863-7070 (fax). Tuition + fees: $24,140. Room/board: $9,600. 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/ethnicity unknown; 1% nonresident. ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 1010. Average ACT: 22.5. Applicants admitted: 60%. Popular majors include nursing; education; health, physical education and fitness; biology; and criminal justice. ALSO Alumni you may know: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a Charleston Republican; Dr. Sam

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 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: $16,158. Room/board: $8,932. Financial aid: twilliams@ claflin.edu; 803-535-5334; 803535-5383 (fax). Enrollment: 1,851 undergraduates. 64% female, 36% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 92% black/ African-American; 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, sociology, mass communications, political science and government, and biology. 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.

Clinton College 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill; www.clintoncollege.edu Admissions: 803-327-7402, ext. 257. Tuition + fees: $7,894. Room/board: $9,551. Financial aid: 803-327-7402, ext. 260. Enrollment: 161. 51% female, 49% 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; 1% nonresident. ACADEMICS Open admissions policy. Popular bachelor’s programs include business and religion. Popular associate programs include business, liberal studies, and biology.

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: $27,624. Room/board: $8,568. Financial aid: financial_aid@ coker.edu; 843-383-8050. Enrollment: 1,203 undergradu-

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ates. 61% female, 39% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 32% black/African-American; 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 and commerce, psychology, sociology, education, and criminology. ALSO Alumni you may know: Ruth Patrick, pioneering biologist and National Medal of Science winner; Judy Southard, senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State University; Terrance Hayes, poet and 2014 MacArthur Fellow (a “genius grant” recipient). A nice place to call home: With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, a Coker education is based on personal interaction and Coker’s discussion-based round-table technique. Did you know? Coker was ranked No. 5 out of 288 colleges in the Southeast – and No. 1 in South Carolina – in Washington Monthly’s 2015 “Best Bang for the Buck” list.

Columbia College 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia; columbiasc.edu Admissions: admissions@columbiasc. edu; 800-277-1301. Tuition + fees: $28,900. Room/board: $7,650. Financial aid: fa@columbiasc.edu; 800786-3612. Enrollment: 1,388 undergraduates. 77% female, 23% male. 1% American Indian/ Alaska native; 1% Asian; 34% black/African-American; 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, speech communications and rhetoric, education, behavioral sciences, and computer and information sciences. ALSO Alumni you may know: Karen Johnson Williams, first female judge on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court; Lori Burns Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori and star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” and “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids.” 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. The Koalas have earned the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Champions of Character Competition for the past two years.

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Christian singer-songwriter; Daniel Blomberg, 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 the cultural and entertainment venues of Columbia. 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; 864-5969040. Tuition + fees: $17,000. Room/board: $10,300. Financial aid: financial_ aid@converse.edu; 864596-9010. 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 psychology, education, biology, business, and interior design. ALSO Alumni you may know: Julia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winner; Harriet Smith O’Neil, Texas Supreme Court justice; Kimilee Bryant, Broadway performer known for her role as Christine in “Phantom of the Opera”; Ellen Bryant Voigt, MacArthur Foundation Fellow and “genius grant” recipient. A nice place to call home: Converse is centrally located in the heart

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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, international business and industry, and 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 in the arts, sciences and education, a student-faculty ratio of 12:1 and opportunities for student-faculty collaboration and research rarely found at the undergraduate level. Converse students achieve top national awards for model debate programs; have recently been named Fulbright recipients, Goldwater Scholarship finalists and University Innovation Fellows; and compete at the NCAA Division II level for athletics – the highest level of any women’s college in the nation. Ninetyfour percent of Converse graduates complete their degree in four years or less.

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Two Washington St., Due West; erskine.edu Admissions: admissions@ erskine.edu; 800-2418421. Tuition + fees: $34,560. Room/board: $10,900. Financial aid: 864-3798421. Enrollment: 622 undergraduates. 46% female, 54% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 13% black/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/

Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 68% white; 0% two or more races; 13% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 995. Average ACT: 21. Applicants admitted: 64%. Popular majors include business, biology, sports management, education, and athletic training. ALSO Alumni you may know: April Clayton, biomedical researcher at the National Institutes of Health; David Agnew, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for the Obama administration; Lindy Scott, vice president for Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton. A nice place to call home: The quiet town of Due West provides a peaceful setting that promotes community. About 90 percent of students live on campus. Did you know? The Forbes 2015 Best Colleges list ranks Erskine the No. 1 Christian college in South Carolina and the No. 1 NCAA D2 school in the Southeast. Washington Monthly calls Erskine one of its top “Best Bang for the Buck” Christian Colleges. The average South Carolina LIFE scholar can attend Erskine for about $10,000 per year (after all sources of aid are applied).

Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville; furman.edu

Admissions: 864-2942034. Tuition + fees: $47,164. Room/board: $11,864. Financial aid: 864-2942204. 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 business, health sciences, political science and government, biology, and speech communications and rhetoric. 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.


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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: $8,550. Financial aid: financia-

laid@limestone.edu; 864-4888231; 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; social work; liberal studies; human resources development; and psychology. 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”; E. DeWitt McCraw, former member of the S.C. House of Representatives; Kevin Pucetas, professional baseball player. A nice place to call home: Limestone’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 in face-to-face and Internet classrooms, 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.

white; 1% two or more races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

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

ACADEMICS Open admissions policy. Popular majors include business; criminal justice; biology; community health services and counseling; sociology; and parks, recreation and leisure facilities management.

Admissions: 803-934-3225, admissions@morris.edu. Tuition + fees: $13,045. Room/board: $5,455. 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%

ALSO Alumni you may know: James B. Blassingame, president of Baptist E&M Convention of S.C.; S.C. Rep. J. Wayne George, D-Marion; Bernadette R. Hampton, S.C. Education Association president; John Hoffman, CEO of YMCA of Sumter; Col. Joseph D. Blanding, U.S. Army. A nice place to call home: Morris College is a safe and

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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES beautifully landscaped 41-acre campus located near downtown Sumter. The campus is minutes away from the Sumter Opera House and the Swan Lake Iris Gardens. Did you know? Morris College is a participant in the Call Me MISTER program in affiliation with Clemson University. Morris’s criminal justice program is ranked second-highest in South Carolina. New minors include criminal forensics, computer science and cybersecurity.

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7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville; ngu.edu

Admissions: admissions@ newberry.edu; 803-321-5127 or 800-845-4955. Tuition + fees: $25,600. Room/board: $9,844. 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: $17,594. Room/board: $9,892. 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.

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 965. Average ACT: 20. Applicants admitted: 56%. Popular majors include business; education; nursing; biology; and visual and performing arts. ALSO Alumni you may know: Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler, U.S. Army; John Smith, winningest high school basketball coach in state history and first high school coach inducted into the S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame; Mark Hammond, S.C. Secretary of State. Did you know? The Newberry

ACADEMICS Average SAT composite: 1105. Average ACT: 24.5. Applicants admitted: 58%. Popular majors include liberal studies; business; education; biblical studies; and psychology. ALSO A nice place to call home: The campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a pastoral setting that is quiet and serene, yet close to the exciting Greenville metropolitan area. Did you know? Christian Universities Online ranked North Greenville in the 2017 Top 25 Best Christian Colleges and

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Presbyterian College 503 S. Broad St., Clinton; www.presby.edu Admissions: admissions@ presby.edu; 800-960-7583 or 864-833-2820. Tuition + fees: $37,142. Room/board: $10,044. Financial aid: Linda McAnnally: lmcannally@presby.edu; 864833-8287. Enrollment: 1,064 undergraduates. 53% female, 47% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 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, psychology, biology, political science and government, and education. ALSO Alumni you may know: Jim Samples, president of international for Scripps Network Interactive; Ashley McCollum, chief of staff at BuzzFeed; Justin Bethel, cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals and three-time Pro Bowl player; Ted Pitts, president and CEO of S.C. Chamber of Commerce; Mike Lefever, president and CEO of S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities. A nice place to call home: The 240-acre campus is lined with tall oak trees and beautiful Georgianstyle architecture. With 98 percent of students residing on campus, the college is designed to

have anything a student would need. Clinton is conveniently located between Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia. Did you know? Presbyterian is consistently recognized for the value of its educational experience – ranked No. 1 in value in Money magazine. Whether exploring the world through study-abroad programs, getting job-related experience through internships, or diving into your own research, Presbyterian students experience learning beyond the classroom.

Southern Wesleyan University 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central; swu.edu Admissions: 877-644-5556. Tuition + fees: $24,110. Room/board: $8,820. Enrollment: 1,323 undergraduates. 59% female, 41% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 27% black/AfricanAmerican; 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, religious studies, education, and biology. ALSO Alumni you may know: Dan Seaborn, marriage counselor and public speaker who founded the “Winning at Home” ministry; Lindsey Torgerson, Team USA Duathlon medalist; Robert Black, church historian and published author. A nice place to call home: The Christ-centered, student-focused campus has a coffee shop and outdoor recreation areas, in-

cluding 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; 866-685-9904 or 803-780-1030. Tuition + fees: $12,630. Room/board: $7,346. Financial aid: 803-780-1150 or 803-780-1151. Enrollment: 434. 57% female, 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, sports management, child development, biology, business administration and management, business operations. ALSO A nice place to call home: Nestled in the Midlands, Voorhees is located 1.5 miles from Denmark on a well-landscaped 342-acre campus. The closest metropolitan neighbor is Columbia, about 50 miles north, and the historic seaport of 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.


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PRIVATE 4-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Wofford College 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg; wofford.edu Admissions: admissions@ wofford.edu; 864-597-4130; 864-597-4147 (fax). Tuition + fees: $40,245. Room/board: $11,635. Financial aid: finaid@wofford. edu; 864-597-4160; 864-5974149 (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, accounting, finance, business and managerial economics, and psychology. ALSO Alumni you may know: Jerry Richardson, owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers; Wendi Nix, anchor and reporter for EXPN; Craig Melvin, anchor and reporter on NBC News and MSNBC. A nice place to call home: Last year marked the 20th 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 on seven continents.

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PRIVATE 2-YEAR COLLEGES Forrest College 601 E. River St., Anderson; forrestcollege.edu Tuition + fees: $8,428. 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 assistant, law enforcement, and business.

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1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg; smcsc.edu Admissions: admiss@smcsc. edu; 864-587-4213; 864-6994634 (fax). Tuition + fees: $16,700. Room and board: $8,910. Financial aid: smcfinaid@ smcsc.edu; 864-587-4203. 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, criminal justice, business, visual and performing arts, and religion. ALSO Alumni you may know: Fletcher Thompson, former assistant director of the FBI; 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 offers two- and 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 fulltuition scholarships.


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PUBLIC 2-YEAR COLLEGES Aiken Technical College 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville; atc.edu Admissions: starthere@atc.edu; 803-508-7263. Tuition: $4,348 in district; $4,708 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 arts, nursing (RN), multidisciplinary studies, health professions certification, lineworker certification. 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 two-year 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@cc tech.edu; 803-778-6605. Tuition + fees: $4,639 in district; $5,449 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 nursing (RN), liberal arts, welding technology certification, data processing certification, business. 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. Did you know? Both 2013 and 2014 South Carolina Governor’s Professor of the Year (for twoyear colleges) recipients were Central Carolina Technical College instructors – Josh Castleberry and Chris Hall, respectively.

Denmark Technical College 1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd., Denmark; www.denmarktech.edu Admissions: 803-793-5176. Tuition + fees: $4,456. 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, human services,

child care and support services management, child care certification, and building construction technology certification. ALSO Did you know? The Engineering Technology Center houses robots for the electromechanical engineering curriculum.

Florence-Darlington Technical College 2715 W. Lucas St., Florence; fdtc.edu Admissions: 843-661-8289; 843-661-8041 (fax). Tuition + fees: $4,174 in district; $4,438 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. ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular programs include nursing (RN), liberal arts, business , welding certification, and accounting certification.

Greenville Technical College 738 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville; www.gvltec.edu Campuses in Greenville, Berea, Simpsonville and Taylors and at Clemson University’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation. Admissions: 864-250-8000; www.gvltec.edu/apply. Tuition + fees: $4,326 in district; $4,686 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% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 61% white; 2% two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular programs include liberal arts, nursing (RN), welding technology certification, commercial vehicle operation and instruction certification, and emergency medical technician certification. 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? Campus Pointe at Greenville Technical College offers spacious apartments minutes from the Barton Campus. Greenville Tech is the only college within 200 miles offering training in the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning System. Eight of the past 10 Alden Transfer Scholarship recipients at Furman University have come from Greenville Tech. The scholarship pays full tuition for two years of study. Greenville Tech offers a program in sustainable agriculture; the certificate program prepares students for positions in agribusiness, particularly entrepreneurship and farming.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College 2050 U.S. 501 East, Conway; www.hgtc.edu Campuses in Conway, Georgetown and Myrtle Beach.

Admissions: 843-349-5277. Tuition + fees: $4,978 in district; $6,148 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. Popular programs include liberal arts, nursing (RN), business and commerce, multidisciplinary studies, and lineworker certification. ALSO A nice place to call home: The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach opened in November, and two new advanced manufacturing centers are under construction. These and all of the college’s buildings house state-of-the-art technology. Did you know? Horry-Georgetown Technical College has the state’s only associate degree in golf and sports turf management.

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; 803-7387839. Tuition + fees: $4,064 in district; $5,024 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;


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PUBLIC 2-YEAR COLLEGES 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 arts, health and medical preparatory programs, child care provider certification, pre-nursing studies certification, and nursing (RN). ALSO Alumni you may know: Beth Carrigg, Lexington County Clerk of Court; Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, Midlands Tech 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: $4,090 in district; $4,306 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, multidisciplinary studies, business and commerce, nursing (RN), and nursing (LPN). ALSO A nice place to call home: Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon counties are beautiful, historic areas with easy access to outdoor recreation, entertainment, and cultural events.

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College 3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg; octech.edu Admissions: askme@octech. edu; 803-535-1234. Tuition: $4,130 in district; $5,114 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 liberal studies certification, commercial vehicle operation and instruction certification, nursing (LPN), nursing (RN), and nursing assistant certification. 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,

in the heart of the carolinas

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PUBLIC 2-YEAR COLLEGES Abbeville, Edgefield, Clinton, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda and Laurens. Admissions: 864-941-8369; 864-941-8466 (fax). Tuition: $4,193 in district; $4,913 in state. Financial aid: 864-941-8365; 864-941-8599 (fax). Enrollment: 5,216. 65% female, 35% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 36% black/AfricanAmerican; 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 arts, machinist certification, nursing (RN), business and commerce, administrative assistant and secretarial science.

Spartanburg Community College 107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg; sccsc.edu Admissions: admissions@ sccsc.edu; 866-891-3700 or 864-592-4800; 864-592-4564 (fax). Tuition + fees: $4,300 in district; $5,332 in state. Financial aid: 864-582-4810. Enrollment: 4,928. 58% female, 42% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 4% Asian; 22% black/AfricanAmerican; 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 arts, multidisciplinary

studies, business, nursing (RN), and welding certification. 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: $4,276 in district; $4,876 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 arts, nursing (RN), general studies certification, business, and liberal studies certification.

Tri-County Technical College 7900 U.S. 76, Pendleton; tctc.edu Campuses in Pendleton, Anderson, Easley and Seneca. Admissions: info@tctc.edu; 864-646-TCTC; 864-646-8361 (fax).

Tuition + fees: $4,050 in district; $5,322 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/AfricanAmerican; 4% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 81% white; 3% two or more races; 1% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

islander; 59% white; 3% two or more races; 2% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular majors include liberal arts, welding certification, multidisciplinary studies, and nursing (RN and LPN).

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.

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 University. Did you know? Tri-County offers the Connect to College program, a second-chance opportunity for students who have not completed high school.

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: $4,155 in district; $4,607 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/AfricanAmerican; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific

ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular programs include liberal arts; nursing (RN); prenursing certification; multidisciplinary studies; and business, office automation, technology and data entry certification.

Williamsburg Technical College 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Kingstree; www.wiltech.edu Admissions: admissions@ wiltech.edu; 843-355-4165. Tuition + fees: $4,080 in district; $4,200 in state. Financial aid: boosj@wiltech. edu; 843-355-4166. 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 nursing and patient care assistant certification, liberal arts, nursing (LPN), welding technology certification, and automotive technology certification. 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@york tech.edu; 800-922-8324. Tuition + fees: $4,464 in district; $4,824 in state. Financial aid: afowler@york tech.edu; 803-327-8005. Enrollment: 4,753. 59% female, 41% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 23% black/AfricanAmerican; 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 arts, multidisciplinary studies, welding certification, administrative assistant and secretarial science, and industrial electronics certification.


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Adventures start here. At NGU, we believe academics and faith blend to create your adventure. We also believe that life is more than the destination. It’s about the adventures it takes to get there.

Join us as we celebrate our 125th year where Christ makes the difference.

NGU.EDU | 864-977-7001 ADMISSIONS@NGU.EDU

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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. Enrollment: 488. 62% female, 38% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 2% Asian; 41% black/African-American; 8% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 41% white; 4% two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular bachelor’s programs include culinary and catering management, fashion merchandising, graphic design, and web page and digital design. Popular associate programs include culinary arts and chef training and baking and pastry arts.

Centura College 7500 Two Notch Road, Columbia; 8088 Rivers Ave., North Charleston; centura college.edu Tuition + fees: $15,887. Columbia enrollment: 133. 50% female, 50% male. 2% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 83% black/AfricanAmerican; 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/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 18% white; 3% two or more races; 0% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. ACADEMICS Open admission policy.

Columbia’s popular certificate programs include HVAC maintenance, medical office assistant, phlebotomy, commercial vehicle operator, and building and property maintenance. North Charleston’s popular certificate programs include medical office assistant, insurance coding, and phlebotomy. ALSO A nice place to call home: Hands-on learning prepares students for employment.

ECPI University 250 Berryhill Road #300, Columbia; 1001 Keys Drive #100, Greenville; 7410 Northside Drive #100, North Charleston; ecpi.edu Admissions: Columbia: 844611-0668, 803-610-4111. Greenville: 844-611-0627, 864438-5018. North Charleston: 844-611-0642, 843-606-5902. Tuition + fees: $14,755. ALSO Did you know? ECPI, founded in 1966, demonstrates a commitment to forward-thinking, market-based curriculum and was among the first to offer classes in computer programming.

Fortis College 246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101, Columbia; columbia.fortis.edu Tuition + fees: $16,184. Enrollment: 393. 68% female, 32% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 77% black/African-American; 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 (RN) and medical and clinical assistant. Popular certificate programs include HVAC maintenance, medical and clinical assistant, and dental assistant.

Golf Academy of America 3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach; www.golfacademy.edu Tuition + fees: $17,150. Enrollment: 186. 1% female, 99% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 2% black/African-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. The only program is an associate degree in golf course operation and grounds management.

Miller-Motte Technical College 8085 Rivers Ave., Suite E, North Charleston; 2451 U.S. 501 East, Conway; miller-motte.edu Tuition + fees: $10,496, North Charleston campus. $10,080, Conway campus. North Charleston enrollment: 490. 87% female, 13% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 60% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 33% white; 1% two or more races; 2% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. Conway enrollment: 518. 92% female, 8% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 56% black/African-American; 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. North Charleston’s popular associate degree programs include medical and clinical assistant, health information and medical records technology, criminal justice, and surgical technology. Popular certificate programs include commercial vehicle operation and esthetician. Conway’s popular associate degree programs include medical and clinical assistant. Popular certificate programs include commercial vehicle operation, medical and clinical assistant, medical insurance and coding, and medical office assistant.

South University 9 Science Court, Columbia; southuniversity.edu Admissions: 803-946-4308. Tuition + fees: $17,306. Financial aid: 803-935-4295. Enrollment: 929 undergraduates. 78% female; 22% male. 2% American Indian/Alaska native; 1% Asian; 64% black/AfricanAmerican; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 25% white; 0% two or more races; 4% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

Crossing, North Charleston; strayer.edu 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; 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 businessand human resources. Popular bachelor’s programs include business and criminal justice and law enforcement administration. Popular associates programs include business.

University of Phoenix 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive, Columbia; phoenix.edu Tuition + fees: $11,821. Enrollment: 291 undergraduates. 65% female, 35% male. 1% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 53% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 1% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 12% white; 4% two or more races; 27% race/ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident.

ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular bachelor’s programs include nursing and health and wellness. Popular associates degree programs include medical assistant.

ACADEMICS Open admission policy. Popular master’s programs include business. Popular bachelor’s programs include business, hospital and health care administration, criminal justice, and human resources.

Strayer University

Virginia College

200 Center Point Circle, Suite 300, Columbia; 555 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 300, Greenville; 5010 Wetland

7201 Two Notch Road, Columbia; 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd., Florence; 78 Global Drive, Greenville; 6185


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OUT-OF-STATE INSTITUTIONS WITH SC CAMPUSES Rivers Ave., North Charleston; 8150 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg; vc.edu Tuition + fees: $14,632. Columbia enrollment: 449. 84% female, 16% male. 0% American Indian/ Alaska native; 0% Asian; 86% black/ African-American; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 7% white; 0% two or more races; 4% race/ ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. Florence enrollment: 335. 94% female, 6% male. 0% American Indian/Alaska native; 0% Asian; 78% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 19% 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/African-American; 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/African-American; 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. Columbia’s popular certificate programs include medical and clinical assistant, cosmetology, and pharmacy technician. Popular associate programs include medical and clinical assistant and business. Florence’s popular certificate programs include medical and clinical assistant , pharmacy technician, and medical insurance coding. Popular associate degree programs include medical and clinical assistant, insurance coding, and business. Greenville’s popular certificate programs include medical and clinical assistant, cosmetology, culinary arts, and

pharmacy technician. Popular associate degree programs include business. North Charleston’s popular certificate programs include medical and clinical assistant, pharmacy technician, and cosmetology. Popular associate programs include medical and clinical assistant and surgical technology. Popular bachelor’s programs include business. Spartanburg’s popular certificate programs include medical and clinical assistant, cosmetology, and medical insurance coding. Popular associate programs include medical and clinical assistant and medical office assistant.

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

AFFORDABLE COLLEGE? Sure, when pigs fly At Francis Marion, we’ve got that affordability thing down. Flying pigs? We’ll keep working on that.

Columbia campus: columbia@webster. edu, 803-699-0900. Myrtle Beach campus: 843-497-3677. North Charleston campus: 843-760-1324. Joint Base campus: 843-767-2278. Greenville campus: 864-676-9002. Naval Hospital campus: 843-524-1851. Shaw campus: 803-666-2254. Fort Jackson campus: 803-738-0603. Tuition + fees: $26,300. Enrollment: 3,260 undergraduates. 56% female, 44% male. 0% American Indian/ Alaska native; 2% Asian; 17% black/African-American; 5% Hispanic/Latino; 0% native Hawaiian/Pacific islander; 60% white; 3% two or more races; 9% race/ ethnicity unknown; 4% nonresident. ACADEMICS Average SAT: 1132.5. Average ACT: 24. Applicants admitted: 56%. ALSO A nice place to call home: Discounted tuition available for military students and first responders. Did you know? Webster is located in eight countries and in 60 cities. It has more than 160,000 alumni worldwide.

*Net cost of attendance, which includes all costs less the average grant or scholarship earned by the institution’s students. Source: Collegefactual.com

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INSTITUTIONS OFFERING SPECIALIZED DEGREES Arclabs Welding School

vides hands-on training with a low student-to-instructor ratio and minimal classroom time.

Required degree: Bachelor’s. Degree offered: Juris Doctor.

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

Charleston School of Law

Christ Central Institute

81 Mary St., Charleston; charlestonlaw.edu

159 Church St. NE, Wagener; www.ccins.org Admissions: 803-564-5902. Tuition: All students accepted receive full scholarships. Enrollment: 50.

ACADEMICS Degree offered: One- and twoyear certificates in welding.

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.

MORE Did you know? Arclabs pro-

ACADEMICS Required tests: LSAT.

Admissions: Columbia: melissa. smith@arclabs.com; 803-8079180; 803-807-9182 (fax). Charleston: ashley.mcadams@arclabs. com; 843-261-0044; 843-2610074 (fax). Piedmont: amber.gibson@arclabs.com; 864-2369995; 864-236-7666 (fax). Tuition: $15,350. Financial aid: 803-807-9180, nevetta.blocker@arclabs.com.

ACADEMICS Degrees offered: One-year certificate and associate degree in community missions. ALSO Did you know? Christ Central offers full scholarships – including food, housing and educational costs – to all qualified students.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 350 Howard St., Spartanburg; vcom.edu Admissions: 864-327-9808. Tuition + fees: $16,300. Financial aid: 864-327-9902. ACADEMICS Required tests: MCAT. Degree offered: Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). ALSO Did you know? VCOM students have a heart of service and provide health care services for those most in need locally and at the College’s sustainable clinics in El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia 4201 N. Main St., Price House, Columbia; columbia.lr.edu Admissions: admissions_ columbia@lr.edu, 803-461-3296. Financial aid: 803-461-3296. ACADEMICS Degrees offered: Master of Arts in human services (fully online); Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling. ALSO A nice place to call home: The renovated space for master’s students includes a 24-hour study area.

YO U ’ LL C A LL IT TH E G R E ATE S T E X P E R I E N C E O F YO U R LI FE .

We call it The Furman Advantage.

At Furman, we promise students an individualized, four-year pathway that combines classroom learning with hands-on experiences in research, internships, study away and community involvement. A team of mentors guides them along the way, and together, this purposeful education prepares students for meaningful lives and careers.

This is The Furman Advantage.

furman.edu


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INSTITUTIONS OFFERING SPECIALIZED DEGREES Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary 4201 N. Main St., Columbia; ltss.lr.edu Admissions: admissions_columbia@lr. edu; 803-461-3238. Financial aid: 803-461-3240. ACADEMICS Required degree: Any 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, form and nurture women and men for public ministry in a context that is Christ-centered, faithfully Lutheran and ecumenically committed.

Medical University of South Carolina 179 Ashley Ave., Charleston; musc.edu Undergraduate tuition + fees: $15,174*. Graduate tuition + fees: $18,125*. Financial aid: finaid@musc.edu; 843792-2536. 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% race/ ethnicity unknown; 0% nonresident. ACADEMICS Popular bachelor’s programs include nursing. Popular master’s programs include physician assistantand health care administration. Popular doctoral programs include medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry. ALSO Alumni you may know: Horace G. Smithy, cardiothoracic surgeon who developed one of the first instruments used in beating-heart 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 tourism, fine dining, historical attractions and recreational activities.

Did you know? MUSC has grown from a small, private medical school in 1824 to one of the nation’s top academic health science centers; total grant support for MUSC tops $250 million. The oldest medical school in the South educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents. As the largest nonfederal employer in Charleston, MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center.

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*Tuition varies by program. See academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/em/ records/fees.html.

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Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic 2020 Springfield Road, Spartanburg; www.sherman.edu Admissions: admissions@sherman.edu; 800-849-8771, ext. 200. Tuition + fees: Not reported. 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. ALSO A nice place to call home: The 80-acre campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spartanburg, a college town with seven colleges and the highest per-capita college student population of any major city in the state. Did you know? Sherman is one of just 18 chiropractic colleges in the U.S. and the only one in the Carolinas.

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

Admissions: jcourson@smcollege.edu; 803-534-7826; 803-534-7827 (fax). ACADEMICS Degrees offered: Bachelor’s degrees in Bible and one-year Bible certificates.

REGISTER TODAY! www.cla^in.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-and-fees

SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FULLY ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER COURSES May 22, 2017 to June 27, 2017 • Abnormal Psychology • Advanced Organizational Management & Behavior • African American Heritage • American Government • Art Appreciation • Biblical Literature • Biology Health and the Environment Lab • Biology, Health & the Environment • Business Finance • Business Statistics • College Algebra • Comparative Systems of Justice • Criminal Law • Death and Dying • Elementary Spanish I • Elementary Spanish II • English Composition I

• English Composition II • Financial Accounting • General Chemistry I • Health Promotion Across the Lifespan • Human Resource Management • Integrated Math • Introduction to Criminal Justice • Introduction to Forensic Science • Introduction to Literature • Introduction to Mass Communications • Introduction to Philosophy/ Ethics • Introduction to Politics • Introduction to Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Introduction to Theater

• Judicial Administration • Major Black Writers • Marriage, Kinship and Family • Mass Communications Professional Internship • Media, Law & Ethics • Music Appreciation • Nursing Practice in a Multicultural Society • Personal Finance • Personality Theories • Principles of Marketing • Professional Seminar • Public Speaking • Social Problems • Social Psychology • Social Statistics • Survey of Economics • Women in Literature

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