System and Campuses
The University of South Carolina system serves students with campuses from the Lowcountry to the Upstate and beyond.
Our four-year campuses award bachelor's and advanced degrees.
USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching, faculty and student scholarship, research, creative activities and service.
USC Beaufort is a comprehensive baccalaureate campus offering degree programs in the arts, humanities, professions and social and natural sciences.
Founded in 1801, our flagship campus has more than 31,000 students studying in 300 degree programs.
USC Upstate offers baccalaureate education and selected master’s degrees on two campuses in the South Carolina Upstate.
Palmetto College Campuses
Palmetto College encompasses our associate degree-granting campuses and online bachelor’s degree completion programs.
USC Lancaster enrolls about 1,800 full- and part-time students from our region. Through a broad commitment to equity, an extensive scholarship and financial aid program, and a variety of weekday and evening courses, USC Lancaster is making higher education accessible, affordable, and convenient.
USC Salkehatchie consists of two campuses in Allendale and Walterboro, each with an equal number of students. Salkehatchie has a diverse faculty, many of whom hold the highest degrees in their fields, and all of whom are devoted to improving students academically.
USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus in the system that began as a Clemson University campus and later changed to a University of South Carolina campus.
USC Union, serving students in the Upstate area, develops well-rounded students through rigorous academics and extracurricular activities. Classroom experiences, student groups, and athletic programs provide many opportunities for growth and leadership.