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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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About South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University established in 1896, it is a Historically Black University. It currently has 3,744 undergraduate students with an additional 582 graduate students. Founded in 1947, the ROTC program, or “Bulldog Battalion,” annually produces about 100 cadets and is one of the largest producers of minority officers for the Army. The university has the only undergraduate degree program in nuclear engineering in South Carolina. Coach Willie Jefferies ’60, Harry Carson ’75, David “Deacon” Jones’ 58, and Marion Motley ’39 have been inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. South Carolina State University competes in NCAA Division I-AA athletics and the school mascot is the Bulldog.

Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into the next century.

Campus information

  • SC State consists of approximately 107 buildings on 160 acres of land on its main campus in Orangeburg, and an additional 267 acres at Camp Harry E. Daniels in Ellore, S.C. 
  • The new Engineering and Computer Science Complex opens in early 2013. The 24.5 million, 86, 500-square-foot complex will feature innovative classrooms, research centers, laboratories, offices and other academic support spaces. 
  • The James E. Clyburn Center conducts research and trains skilled workers, especially minority workers, in the transportation industry. 
  • SC State has the only undergraduate environmental science field station in the nation. 
  • SC State is the only HBCU in the country with an interdisciplinary art museum and planetarium in one facility, the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium. 
  • The Leroy Davis Sr. Science and Research Complex, an extension of Hodge Hall, is a recently constructed state-of-the-art facility housing the Department of Biology and Physical Sciences. The Leroy Davis, Dr. Science and Research Complex opened in January 2011.

Orangeburg, also known as "The Garden City," is the principal city in and the county seat of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The city is the fifth-oldest European city in the state of South Carolina. The population of the city was 13,964 as of the 2010 census(though the greater city population was 67,326). The city is located 37 miles southeast of Columbia, on the north fork of the Edisto River in the Piedmont area.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Education and Teaching 5 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 MBA 2


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