The University of South Carolina Palmetto College was launched in 2013 with four regional two-year USC campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter and USC Union); two sites (Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base) and seven bachelor’s degree completion programs from the four senior USC institutions. The initial and ongoing mission has been to provide an accessible, affordable and flexible higher education and the opportunity to earn a USC associate degree or complete a USC bachelor’s degree within their local communities.
In the ensuing five years, Palmetto College has grown tremendously.
Enrollment at the two-year Regional Palmetto Colleges has risen 13.8 percent and enrollment of the online majors has risen 95.6 percent. And, while Palmetto College Online was launched with seven bachelor’s degree completion programs, the ensuing five years have seen the number of programs rise to 13.
In addition to the Regional Palmetto Colleges and sites, Palmetto College has expanded its footprint into three additional communities, including Laurens (USC Union, 2014), Indian Land (USC Lancaster, 2018) and Lexington (Extended University, 2018)
The first five years of Palmetto College history and successes are chronicled in a new fifth-anniversary publication. Download it here (File Size: 56 MB).