South Carolina State University

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world rank  2548

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Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Orangeburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), South Carolina. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, South Carolina State University (SC State) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. South Carolina State University (SC State) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 124 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SC State also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SC State
Founded 1896
Motto Scientia, Officium, Honos
Knowledge, Duty, Honor
Colours Garnet and blue

University Location

Address 300 College Street Northeast
Orangeburg
29117-0001 South Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (803) 536 7000
Fax +1 (803) 533 3622

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 300 College Street NE, Box 7127
Orangeburg 29117
(803) 536 7185

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to South Carolina State University's Library
South Carolina State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 318,456 physical volumes, 1,055,536 physical media and 114 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
South Carolina State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,757 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1941


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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