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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.


Our Institutions

The University of South Carolina system serves students with comprehensive institutions and associate-degree granting campuses from the Lowcountry to the Upstate and beyond.

Research Institution

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of South Carolina as an institution of very high research activity, its highest rating. USC Columbia serves as the hub for many of the university's research initiatives.



Comprehensive Institutions

Three comprehensive institutions in our system offer traditional four-year degree programs, awarding bachelor's and advanced degrees.



Palmetto College Campuses

Palmetto College encompasses our associate degree-granting campuses and online bachelor’s degree completion programs.