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Welcome to USC Sumter, founded in 1966, when we opened our doors to 97 students. Since then, our campus has grown and we now serve more than 2,000 students every year. We’re proud of our present and our past, and we’re unique. We’re the only University of South Carolina regional campus that was once part of Clemson University, a fact we celebrate each year on “Big Wednesday,” before the two rivals play each other in football.


What Makes Us Great

We offer students affordable tuition, as well as campus clubs and athletic opportunities, making USC Sumter a memorable college experience. Our faculty provides a solid academic foundation for all students, who prove their success at the next level every year.

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#2 Community College in SC

USC Sumter Ranked #2 Community College in South Carolina by Niche

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Military Friendly Designation

USC Sumter is committed to creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

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StemCollege Approved

USC Sumter's commitment to providing students with the opportunity to enter into STEM fields has earned our spot on the 2016-2017 STEM Jobs list of approved college.

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Reader's Choice

USC Sumter has been named "Best College" by readers of the Item for 16 of the past 17 years.


Every Student is an Individual

Campus life is important and we look forward to helping you explore the possibilities at USC Sumter. You’re an individual, and our faculty recognizes that. We’re here to help you reach your full potential and open up a world of possibilities.

Our students move forward, whether that means continuing on to a four-year school, finding meaningful work in a field they love, or just knowing their next step. Every student at USC Sumter is an individual and our goal is to help you succeed.



The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. 

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Carolina. The accreditation report of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is available to the public in the Office of the Provost and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Compliance and is on reserve at the Thomas Cooper Library.