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 was created by the South Carolina Legislature in 1959 to serve Lancaster, Chester, Chesterfield, Kershaw, Fairfield and York counties.
USC Salkehatchie was established in 1965 to encourage higher education in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton and Hampton counties.
USC Sumter joined the USC system in 1973 to serve Sumter, Kershaw, Lee, Darlington, Florence, Williamsburg and Clarendon counties.
USC Union was created in 1965 to bring the resources of the university to Chester, Cherokee, Fairfield, Laurens, Newberry, Union and York counties.