System Manuals and Handbooks
Each of our diverse institutions publishes a faculty manual and student handbook outlining
the respective relationships between the university and our faculty and students.
The manuals detail the employment policies and procedures—individually and collectively—for faculty, while the handbooks
summarize the rights and responsibilities of our students and list available services
and programs that will make campus life more enjoyable for our students.
The fourth campus founded of our eight-campus system, USC Aiken is a comprehensive
liberal arts institution offering 47 programs of study. The best of both worlds, we deliver
the quality of a large university on a small, friendly campus. We are proudly ranked
as the best public regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
USC Beaufort is a comprehensive baccalaureate campus offering 30 academic programs
and majors in the arts, humanities, and professions and social and natural sciences.
Ranked in the top ten best public regional colleges in the South, we are a dynamic
academic community, serving the Lowcountry and beyond.
Founded in 1801, the flagship campus has more than 32,000 students in 300 degree programs.
A top-tier research university, we stack up against the best in the nation and around
With our primary headquarters in Spartanburg and a commuter campus in Greenville,
USC Upstate is nationally ranked as the third best public regional college in the
South, serving nearly 6,000 students. We offer bachelor'rs degree programs in liberal
arts, sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and advanced
degree programs in education, nursing and informatics.
Palmetto College is part of the USC system, offering associate's degrees at convenient
campus locations and online bachelor's degree completion programs for all South Carolina