Colleges in South Carolina

Colleges in South Carolina

South Carolina has 187 miles of coastline and a humid subtropical climate to go along with it. Summers are warm and winters are largely mild in the Palmetto State, especially close to the Atlantic ocean, which is also where most of the state’s population lives—in Charleston. There are 61 colleges in South Carolina, including 8 historically black colleges and universities. The largest institution in the state is the University of South Carolina, which resides in the state capital, Columbia. The most selective school is Claflin University. Automotive manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, energy, and logistics are the top industries in the South Carolina. The most prominent attractions in the state include Myrtle Beach, the Charleston Historic District, Hilton Head Island, and Fort Sumter.
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Clemson University

Clemson University is America’s second-largest university by student population and South Carolina’s land- and sea-grant institution. Clemson is home to seven colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 80 academic majors. For...

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Not only do I learn a lot of material from the textbooks and outstanding professors, but Clemson teaches you how to manage your new independent life. It also reaffirms your basic fundamentals in school and out side of the classroom. You will be book...

” – Lenise from Decatur, GA
University of South Carolina-Columbia

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public research institution in the state capital of Columbia. South Carolina encompasses 12 colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, U of SC is home to the first freestanding academic...

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At the University of South Carolina in Columbia, there are a multitude of classes to choose from. From the Psychology of Sex to the Philosophy of Contemporary Moral Issues, this University has many classes that will tickle your fancy. Being the...

” – Emily from Ladson, SC
College of Charleston

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public university and is the oldest campus in South Carolina. The university offers 62 undergraduate majors and 80 minors from six schools, plus 23 master's degree programs and 9 graduate-level...

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Professors at CofC are truly invested in their students. They urge students to get help during office hours and do their best to make sure you are learning the material. The majority of the courses I have taken are challenging yet interesting which...

” – Sophomore Biology Major
Coastal Carolina University

With campus a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Coastal Carolina University is a 4-year public liberal arts institution in South Carolina. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 74 academic areas of study. In addition to the academic facilities on its...

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Coastal is such a good school. It may sometimes get the party school name, but it really isn't anything like that. The classes aren't easy, but you will get a lot out of them. I love it at CCU. I would not choose to go anywhere else. The size is...

” – Erin from Catawba , SC
Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a 4-year public comprehensive institution located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Winthrop offers bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees through both on-campus and...

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I never thought I'd learn so much pursuing a Computer Science degree from a liberal arts college. The classes are small so you receive individual attention from teachers who really care, and are more than willing to meet with you after class to help...

” – Molly from Summerville, SC
Furman University

Furman University is a 4-year, 100% residential institution in Greenville, South Carolina, and is the oldest private institution in the state. The curriculum has a liberal arts focus throughout its 60 degrees of studies and is based around The Furman...

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It is really worth it to sit in on a class when you visit. Also, if you can, arrange to stay the night with a current student through Admissions. Most people love to host prospectives and will be able to show you a lot more than you see on your tour.

” – Ashley
Wofford College

Established in 1854, Wofford College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Spartanburg, SC. Wofford offers 67 majors, minors, and programs on its 170-acre campus, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and, in...

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Wofford is a tough school. In order to be a successful student there, you have got to mean business. There's no fooling around or second chances. By attending Wofford, I am challenging myself more than I ever have before and it is definitely...

” – Lisa from Baltimore, MD
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is a public institution and senior military college in Charleston. The Citadel confers undergrad degrees in 23 academic majors and all students become part of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. In...

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Depending on your major here especially the Civil Engineering major but there are plenty of people to help, and keep you on course with your studies whatever they be

” – Citadel Cadet
Presbyterian College

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western South Carolina. PC grants undergraduate degrees in 107 academic majors, minors, and concentrations and all students are expected to abide by the...

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If you want a college that feels like a family, where professors know your name and really care about you, a college that has a GREAT study abroad program, PC is for you. I love it here and I'm from the big city of Atlanta. Yes, Clinton is a small...

” – Anna from Atlanta, Ga
Charleston Southern University

Originally founded as Baptist College, Charleston Southern University is a Christian school in the greater Charleston area and the only Christian college in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. CSU grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic...

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Great faculty and diversity in course selection.

” – Martin from Saint Louis, MO
South Carolina State University

Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University is a 4-year public school in central South Carolina and the only public Historically Black College and University in the state. SCSU is home to six academic departments conferring undergraduate degrees...

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Since I began Attending South Carolina State University I have learned so much. I am learning how to manage my time and study skills that help me to better understand material that I need help in. I am also learning discipline. At home I had my...

” – Aerial from Jonesboro, GA
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Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a liberal arts college and an HBCU. It is a private institution based in Columbia, South Carolina, and home to the Benedict College Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

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Benedict is what you make it, just as in life. I am a FInance major and i learn plenty information that will be transferable into my career. The teachers are highly qualifed, most have worked for Fortune 500 companies so they know the skills we need...

” – La'Tia from Columbia, SC
Newberry College

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is a 4-year liberal arts college in South Carolina affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Newberry offers undergraduate degrees in over 30 academic majors. For musically inclined students, Newberry is home to nine...

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It is basically a giant family in which I love everyone there. I've learned a lot because they retaught me how to study and teachers are more available since it's a small college and there aren't 400 people classes. I have had a great college...

” – Aaron from Columbia, SC
Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a small public higher education institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina. The university provides a liberal arts program and several professional schools. The school houses a popular Equestrian Center...

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Here at Lander I find everyday that I am being pushed to my fullest potential. I learn something new everyday that is in my interests. I have picked up great study habits and have learned how to achieve the best grades to benefit my education.

” – Jessica from Anderson, SC
Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a public institution focused on liberal arts education. It is located in Florence, South Carolina, and is one of the most affordable colleges in the state. FMU has several partnerships with international colleges and...

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I have learn a lot of different things at FMU, from academics to personal life. I have learned how important and high level education is and I have learned that everyone is not your friend. Education is something that no one can take away from you...

” – Shauntavia from North Charleston, SC
Converse College

Founded in 1889, Converse College is a liberal arts institution with an all-female undergraduate program and coeducational graduate program. Most students choose to major in interior design, English, or psychology, and more than half double major...

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All the teachers and faculty that I came in contact with were extremely nice and of all the students, they could remember each and every students name, even mine and I was only visiting. I visited the library and it is a great facility, and the...

” – Christina from Aiken, SC
Claflin University

Claflin University is a private HBCU and independent institution based in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The school provides a career-oriented liberal arts education. It is a member of the United Negro College Fund and affiliated with the United...

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Yes, I've learn so much that I earn 20 credit hrs. as a first semester freshmen in the spring of 2009, and haved accumulated a 3.33 GPA.

” – Michael from Columbia, SC
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Limestone College is an independent liberal arts school located in Gaffney, South Carolina. The school has “selective” admissions and provides a curriculum based on Christian values and ethics. Traditional students attend the “Day” program, while...

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The professors here are great. They know what they are talking about in lecture, and they offer plenty of flexible office hours when you don't understand something. Some professors even stay on campus late in the evening to offer office hours. The...

” – Brittany from Gaffney, SC
Voorhees College

Voorhees College is a private, historically black institution located in Denmark, South Carolina. The school offers degree options that can be completed entirely in evening courses for students with scheduling limitations. Voorhees’ campus features...

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Voorhees College thrives to bring out the best in students spiritually, academically and physically.. It has the best members of staffs and faculty, who work hard to make education more convenient. Though it is a small school, they provide a...

” – Tinom from Columbia, SC
Erskine College

Erskine College has been preparing students for lives of learning, service, and leadership for more than 180 years. As a Christian liberal arts college, we educate students for careers, but more importantly, we prepare you for your life’s calling...

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Erskine has a beautiful campus, fantastic professors, and a great community. There is too great of a focus on academics, though, and the administration/Student Services are not always working with or for the students. Overall, worth it because of the...

” – Sarah from Bloomindale, GA
Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina was founded in 1824 and is comprised of six colleges and a 700-bed medical center. MUSC is one of the oldest schools of medicine in the nation. The school is home to the South Carolina Clinical and...

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Its very good college

” – Suchit from CHARLESTON, SC
Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christian liberal arts college in upstate South Carolina affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. SWU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 25 academic fields of study. Additionally, the university sponsors a 9-month...

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Southern Wesleyan university became my home. I play basketball here. I love people and education and I would love to finish my degree here.

” – Tomas from Slovakia
Coker University

Coker College is a private liberal arts institution based in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker College offers a Trans4mations four-year undergraduate program that focuses on a different aspect of learning each year. All students must finish a...

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Great School

” – Toiekka from Timmonsville, SC
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North Greenville University is a conservative liberal arts school affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The school is situated at the base of the Appalachian mountains and offers a curriculum centered around the teachings of the...

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North Greenville is really well priced for a private university. It doesn't have a lot of hidden fees either. The paperwork is straightforward and you will know exactly what you are paying for and how much.

” – Samantha from North Charleston, SC
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Columbia College is a liberal arts college in South Carolina’s state capital. Columbia confers undergraduate degrees in eight academic areas and also makes certain programs available in coeducational formats. Throughout the school year, Columbia...

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The course is rigorous, but the teachers really care and are so willing to help and they want you to succeed. The education is well-rounded so that it's practical for life and creates a nice learning experience with different methods and fun classes...

” – Suzie from Simpsonville, SC
Anderson University

Anderson University is a Christian liberal arts college in western South Carolina with close ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Anderson is home to nine colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all...

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Not only do the teachers push you mentally in class, they are willing to help you with projects outside of class. They want you to succeed and will do what it takes to see you reach your goals and get closer to your calling. Opportunities to learn...

” – Sarah from NY
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Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

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Columbia International University is a private 4-year Christian college in South Carolina’s state capital. CIU offers 24 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary academic programs, all of which are founded on a biblical worldview. As a Christian...

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CIU is a great school and I am particularly pleased with the program I have chosen. The professors are very nice and diligent teachers, serving the students well. Another great thing about CIU is the amount of work available to students on campus!

” – Amanda from PARKMAN, ME
University of South Carolina-Upstate

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university in northwest South Carolina. USC Upstate features colleges of Education, Social Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Science offering...

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At Upstate, I have learned so many things about writing papers, how to manage my time, achieving my goals, planning ahead, and how to study for tests and exams.

” – Brittany from Lyman, SC
University of South Carolina Beaufort

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public institution and senior campus of the USC system in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. USCB offers undergraduate degrees in 18 academic majors and 19 minors. For students interested in the media...

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The teachers here are extremely helpful, and make even the hardest classes a bit easier to learn! The professors offer additional coarse help in almost every class. I am learning a lot at this University!

” – jabriell from Rock Hill, SC
Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is a 2-year public community college. The school awards associate degrees and provides 1-to-2-year professional certification programs. Data processing, nursing, and commercial vehicle operation are among the most popular...

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It is a far College so I give it a 7. Being that this school will get you in debt.

” – Rhonetta from GREENVILLE, SC
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Trident Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in North Charleston, South Carolina, with satellite facilities in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Hollywood. The college offers over 150 transfer and technical degree...

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I have been at Trident since August of 2010 and so far I have nothing bad to say about the teacher and academic advisers who I have had or come into contact with. I have a full 15-hr schedule this semester and although my classes are all quite...

” – Katherine from Charleston, SC
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The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public institution rated as having “selective” admissions that offers programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. USCA promotes individual attention for students through small classes and...

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The University of South Carolina - Aiken is one of the top five schools in South Carolina. No other branch of University of South Carolina can say that. All professors work with you and are easily accessible. Everything that you need will be on the...

” – Jemar from Elko, SC
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Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Conway, South Carolina, with satellite locations in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. HGTC offers over 65 degree, certificate, and diploma programs, as well as 11 fully...

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The best school that offers great oppurtunities for students, a wonderful community of faculty who care about the students and an inexpensive way to take core college classes and earn an Associates.

” – Sophia from Myrtle Beach, SC
Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College is a 2-year community college serving a three county area in northwestern South Carolina with five campus locations. SCC offers over 70 degrees and certificates from its seven schools of learning. The campus features an...

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The best most affordable college in the upstate. All of the personnel are very helppful.

” – Margaret from Landrum, SC
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Midlands Technical College is a public two-year institution operating six campuses throughout South Carolina. The Academic Success Centers at Midlands Technical College offer academic help such as free tutoring and interactive educational programs...

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Like any college, you get your good and bad classes and professors. But at tech the classes are small and you really get to know your fellow students and professors. Most of the professors I've had privilege to study under have been excellent! I...

” – Lauren from SC
Allen University

Allen University is a private HBCU founded in 1870 by ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school provides a liberal arts and professionally-focused education centered around Christianity...

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I give Allen university 8 on a scale of 1-10.

” – Ieesha from Wallace, SC
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Piedmont Technical College is a 2-year institution serving the largest area in the South Carolina Technical College System. PTC is home to eight schools offering degree and certificate programs in fields such as Diversified Agriculture and...

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I am in the Engineering Graphics program at Piedmont Tech. You will learn a lot. The engineering programs has great relationships with local businesses that are looking to hire engineers, so Piedmont Tech makes sure you will leave with the skills you...

” – Stanislav from Due West, SC
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Morris College is a private, historically black college located in Sumter, South Carolina. The college is career-focused, and offers a number of programs to prepare students for employment, including their Cooperative Education and Call Me Mister...

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Very motivating college

” – Britney from Kingstree, SC
Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, 2-year institution established in South Carolina, and is the only independently-run, residential 2-year college in the state. SMC offers six associate’s degree-level fields of study, including Arts...

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they are a well organized school.
very small so there is a lot more one-on-one attention.
everyone is very friendly and fun!

” – Janell from Charleston, SC
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Tri-County Technical College is a community college located in Pendleton, South Carolina. The institution also maintains three satellite campuses in Anderson, Easley, and Oconee County. TCTC hosts the Industrial Technology Center and Senator Bill O...

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I am learning a lot of Biology, lots and lots of Biology and loving every minute of it!

” – Ashley from Walhalla, SC
York Technical College

York Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains satellite facilities in Chester and Fort Mill. The college offers a variety of credit programs...

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The classes are great! The teachers are very knowledgeable about the topic and encouraging.

” – Alyssia
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Central Carolina Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school with a main campus and ten extension sites serving a four county South Carolina area. CCTC offers over 50 degree and certificate programs in 12 academic departments. Among...

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Central Carolina is a great college. I 'm learning so much and getting excellent grades in my Online classes.

” – Barbara from Sumter, SC
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Aiken Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Graniteville, South Carolina, and is part of the SC Technical College System. ATC offers 12 certificate and degree options, with over 85 different transferable courses available...

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Florence-Darlington Technical College is a 2-year community college with six campuses in the northeast region of South Carolina. FD Tech offers degrees in 38 academic programs as well as 42 certificates. In addition, FD Tech was the first South...

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I love Florence-Darlington Technical College. The teachers are great. The campus has greatly improved over the years.

” – Lashann from Florence, SC
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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is a 2-year career-oriented community college in the lowcountry region of South Carolina. TCL’s three campuses are home to over 90 academic programs of study. The college also trains students for careers in the...

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The University of South Carolina in Lancaster is a public university and regional USC campus. USC Lancaster students pursue the first two years of their education on campus and finish their undergrad careers at the local Palmetto College or at USC’s...

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The college I go to is very small which means that you have more one on one with the instructors. This school also have alot of student activities for example Spring Fling the school give out free food, a washable tattoo and other cool stuff. USCL...

” – Katrina from Lancaster, SC
University of South Carolina-Sumter

The University of South Carolina-Sumter is a junior college and a regional campus of the USC system in central South Carolina. USC Sumter confers bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Liberal Studies, and Business Administration as well as...

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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is a 2-year institution serving two counties in South Carolina’s Lower Savannah Region. OC Tech is home to 11 academic departments granting degrees and certificates in technical subjects including Engineering...

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Denmark Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school serving three counties in South Carolina. Denmark offers 10 associate degrees and 18 diploma and certificate-granting academic programs. For students who wish to live on campus...

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Clinton College is a private, historically black institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Academics at CC are primarily focused on liberal arts and holistic learning, and while many students enrolled pursue an associate degree, the...

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Dorm Life can be pretty cool at CJC. My freshman year i was a little scared at first. I cried like the first whole week there. But i got use to it. Its fun meeting new people and you learn so much when you all are living together. It literally...

” – Ashanti from Lancaster, SC
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The University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is a regional campus in the USC system with two campuses in the lowcountry part of the state. USC-Salkehatchie offers 15 bachelor’s degree programs entirely on campus and students also have the option to...

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Northeastern Technical College is a 2-year technical and community college with five campus locations in northeastern South Carolina. NETC offers 21 associate degrees, 23 certificates, and four diplomas in various vocational fields of study...

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The instructors make sure you understand the coursework and are available during office hours if you need them. There are also several additional resources, such as tutoring at the Success Center.

” – Michelle from Patrick, SC
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Sherman College of Chiropractic is a private, medical education institution established in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Students enrolling at Sherman have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree over the course of fourteen quarters...

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Teacher really teach the material and care for the students. also have counselor really following you through the program. Feel like one big family and accepted right away :)

” – Clement from Spartanburg, SC
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Williamsburg Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in Atlantic Coastal South Carolina. WTC grants five associate degrees, three diplomas, and 21 certificates in various career-centered fields of study. Several WTC courses are...

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The University of South Carolina-Union is a regional campus in the USC system in the northwest part of the state. USC Union offers three bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Nursing, and Liberal Studies entirely on campus as well as the...

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Established in 1995, W. L. Bonner College is a private, 4-year institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. WLBC offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies, as well as a certificate in Christian Ministries, featuring six areas...

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