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    Carolina Changes Everything

    Through research and partnerships, the University of South Carolina system is making South Carolina more prosperous.

We make South Carolina more prosperous.

Through innovative partnerships with corporations like Boeing and Michelin, the University of South Carolina system plays a critical role in training highly skilled professionals, spurring investment and generating career opportunities throughout South Carolina. With eight universities across the state, we are increasing economic activity and improving the prosperity of South Carolinians.

Educated and In Demand

If you live in South Carolina, chances are your doctor, lawyer, librarian or accountant got their degree from USC. We prepare our graduates for the careers they want and create a workforce ready to meet the current and future needs of our state, nation and world.


Access and Affordability

We strive to make a college education a real option for S.C. residents. Our many locations around the state — as well as our online presence — make it easier than ever for you to get a quality college education close to home.

With expanded summer and online offerings through Palmetto College, you have more scheduling flexibility than ever before. And with innovative programs that focus on dual enrollment, first-generation college students, nontraditional students and even retirees, we make sure S.C. citizens of all ages can pursue their educational needs.



Whether it’s USC Columbia’s partnerships with IBM and Boeing, USC Upstate’s collaboration with German manufacturer SEW Eurodrive or agreements with businesses throughout South Carolina, the university is an active partner in creating opportunities for economic growth through forward-thinking research and development.



Today’s economy demands professionals who can strike out on their own, creating and expanding new technologies, products and services. Programs like the Columbia/USC Technology Incubator, the Salkehatchie Leadership Institute and USC Beaufort’s Small Business Development Center help South Carolinians realize their economic potential.


K-12 Education

Tomorrow’s prosperity requires educating our children today. The university trains many of the state’s K-12 teachers, and our campuses provide unique opportunities for teacher development. But the university also does much more than that. Programs like Cocky’s Reading Express, Midway Physics Day and the offerings of USC Aiken’s Ruth Patrick Science Education Center are all aimed at improving the quality of K-12 education statewide.


Carolina Changes Everything

For your colleague who left last week, risking every penny of her savings to start the business that she's been dreaming of owning for a decade. For the children in your neighborhood school learning from a teacher who, at one time, thought about dropping out of school but someone told him one day that they believed in him. For these people, and for everyone with a dream to have professional success and financial security, Carolina changes everything.