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Research

Join a research leader. The award-winning research of our students and faculty members is fundamental to advancing the understanding of learning and the knowledge base of our field.

Collaborating to explore, evaluate and offer solutions  

Researchers are problem solvers. And through partnering with educators, our researchers improve schools and communities by applying research findings to cognitive, physical and emotional development challenges in the learning environment.

In addition to our faculty, approximately 400 graduate students and many of our undergraduate students are engaged in research endeavors.

In fact, the Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of South Carolina as a university of "very high research activity." Our students and faculty members work together to discover new ways to improve student achievement in school, integrate new technologies into learning, keep student-athletes safe, provide optimal learning environments for preschoolers, address school bullying, increase literacy, optimize the academic value of summer programs, enhance the utilization of school resources and address many other pressing issues in education.

Funding facts

  • External organizations provided more than $6.7 million in grant funding.
  • More than 76 percent of the total came from federal funding.
  • Approximately 42 percent of new funding was for service projects, 29 percent for training projects and 19 percent for research projects.

These research centers within the college employ researchers who address specific needs in education.