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Higher Education Institutions

OCTC Campus PhotoSouth Carolina is home to world class institutions of higher education that can prepare students for nearly any career. From large research universities with more than 40,000 students to technical colleges with 1,000 or less,our state has a broad variety of options in the pursuit of higher education.

Each of the 33 public institutions of higher education in South Carolina can be categorized into one of three sectors: research institutions, four-year comprehensive teaching institutions, and technical colleges. A fourth sector, independent institutions, is comprised by the state’s 20 private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

The CHE coordinates and conducts oversight of these sectors to advance South Carolina’s economic development and general welfare, in support of the mission for the state’s postsecondary education system set by the General Assembly.

Public Senior Institutions
(Updated 9/7/22)

The Citadel

Gen. Glenn M. Walters, President

171 Moultrie St.

Charleston, SC 29409

843 953-5012

 

Clemson University

Dr. James P. Clements, President

105 Sikes Hall

Clemson, South Carolina 29634

864-656-3413

 

Coastal Carolina University

Dr. Michael T. Benson, President

PO Box 261954

Conway, SC 29528-6054

843-349-2005

 

College of Charleston

Dr. Andrew T. Hsu, President

66 George St.

Charleston, SC 29424

843-953-5500

 

Francis Marion University

Dr. Luther F. Carter, President

P. O. Box 100547

Florence, SC 29501-0547

Phone: 843-661-1210

 

Lander University

Dr. Richard Cosentino, President

320 Stanley Ave.

Greenwood, South Carolina, 29649-2099

864-388-8300

 

Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. David J. Cole, President

179 Ashley Ave. Colcock Hall, PO Box 250001

Charleston, SC 29425

843-792-2211

Fax: 843-792-1097

South Carolina State University

Col. Alexander Conyers, President

 

Orangeburg, SC 29117

803-536-7000

 

USC Columbia Dr. Michael Amaridis, President   Columbia, South Carolina, 29208 803-777-7000  
USC Aiken Dr. Daniel Heimmermann, Chancellor 471 University Pkwy. Aiken, SC 29801 803-648-6851  
USC Beaufort Dr. Al M. Panu, Chancellor One University Blvd. Bluffton, SC 29909 843-208-8242  
USC Upstate Dr. Bennie L. Harris, Chancellor 800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303 864-503-5000  
Winthrop University Dr. Edward Serna, President 114 Tillman Hall Rock Hill, SC 29733 803-323-2211  
Regional Educational Coalitions
(Updated 7/14/22)

University Center of Greenville

Mr. David A. Taylor, Chief Executive Officer

225 S. Pleasantburg Dr.

Greenville, SC 29607

864-250-1111

Lowcountry Graduate Center

Dr. Nancy J. Muller, Executive Director

5300 International Blvd, Building B, Suite 100

North Charleston, SC 29418

843-953-4723

USC Two-Year Regional Campuses
(Updated 7/14/22)

USC Lancaster

Dr. Walter P. Collins, Dean

476 Hubbard Dr.

Charleston, SC 29409

843-953-5012

Fax: 843 953-5012

USC Salkehatchie

Dr. April Cone, Dean

PO Box 617

Allendale, SC 29810

803-584-3446

Fax: 803-584-5038

USC Sumter

Dr. Michael Sonntag, Dean

200 Miller Rd.

Sumter, SC 29150-2498

803-775-8727 - (USCS)

Fax: 803-775-2180

USC Union

Dr. Randy Lowell, Dean

PO Drawer 729

Union, South Carolina 29379

864-429-8728 - (USCU), or 1-800-768-5566

Fax: 864-427-7252

USC Palmetto College

Dr. Susan Elkins, Chancellor

1420 Pendleton Street, Suite 339

Columbia, SC 29208

803-777-7695

 

Public Technical Colleges
(Updated 7/14/22)

State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education (SBTCE)

Barry Russell

111 Executive Center Dr.

Columbia, SC 

29210

803-896-5280

 

Aiken Technical College

Dr. Forest Mahan, President

Aiken-Augusta Highway 1, PO Drawer 696

Aiken, SC 29802-0696

803-593-9231

Fax: 803-593-6641

Central Carolina Technical College

Dr. Kevin Pollock, President

506 North Guignard Dr.

Sumter, SC 29150-2499

803-778-1961

Fax: 803-773-4859

Denmark Technical College

Dr. WIllie Todd, President

PO Box 327 (Solomon Blatt Blvd.)

Denmark, SC 29042-0327

803-793-5100

Fax: 803-793-5942

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Dr. Jermaine Ford, President

PO Box 100548 (Hwy. 52 North)

Florence, SC 29501-0548

843-661-8324

Fax: 843-661-8011

Greenville Technical College

Dr. Keith Miller, President

PO Box 5616, Station B (291 By-Pass)

Greenville, SC 29606-5616

864-250-8000

Fax: 864-250-8507

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, President

PO Box 261966 (Hwy. 501 East)

Conway, SC 29528-6066

843-347-3186

Fax: 843-347-4207

Midlands Technical College

Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, President

PO Box 2408 (316 Beltline Blvd.)

Columbia, SC 29202-2408

803-738-1400

Fax: 803-738-7784

Northeastern Technical College Dr. Kyle Wagner, President PO Drawer 1007, (Hwy. 9) Cheraw, SC 29150-1007 843-921-6900 Fax: 843-537-6148
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Dr. Walter Tobin, President 3250 St. Matthews Rd. (Hwy. 601) Orangeburg, SC 29118 803-536-0311 Fax: 803-535-1388
Piedmont Technical College Dr. Hope Rivers, President PO Drawer 1467 (Emerald Rd.) Greenwood, SC 29648-1467 864-941-8324 - (TECH) Fax: 864-941-8555
Spartanburg Community College Dr. Michael Mikota, President PO Drawer 4386 (Frontage Rd.) Spartanburg, SC 29305-4386 864-592-4600 Fax: 864-592-4642
Technical College of the Lowcountry Dr. Richard Gough, President PO Box 1288 (921 S. Ribaut Rd.) Beaufort, SC 29901-1288 843-525-8324 - (TECH) Fax: 843-525-8330
Tri-County Technical College Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, President PO Box 587 (Highway 76) Pendleton, SC 29670-0587 864-646-8361 Fax: 864-646-8256
Trident Technical College Dr. Galen DeHay, President PO Box 118067 (7118 Rivers Ave.) Charleston, SC 29423-8067 843-574-6111 Fax: 843-574-6109
Williamsburg Technical College Dr. Patricia A. Lee, President 601 MLK Jr. Ave. Kingstree, SC 29556-4197 843-355-4110 Fax: 843-354-7269
York Technical College Dr. Stacey Moore, President 452 S. Anderson Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29730-3395 803-327-8000 Fax: 803-327-8059
Independent Senior Colleges and Universities
(Updated 7/14/22)

Allen University

Dr. Ernest C. McNealey, President

171 Moultrie St.

Charleston, SC 29409

843-953-5012

Fax: 803-376-5709

Anderson University

Dr. Evans Whitaker, President

316 Blvd.

Anderson, SC 29621

864-231-2100

Fax: 864-231-2004

Benedict College

Dr. Roslyn C. Artis, President

1600 Harden St.

Columbia, SC 29204

803-253-5201

Fax: 803-253-5060

Bob Jones University

Mr. Steve Pettit, President

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29614

864-242-5100

Fax: 864-233-9829

Charleston Southern University

Dr. Dondi Costin, President

P.O. Box 118087

Charleston, SC 29423-8087

843-863-7050 - or 1-800-947-7474

Fax: 843-863-8197

Claflin University

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, President

400 Magnolia St.

Orangeburg, SC 29115

803-535-5412 - or 1-800-922-1276

Fax: 803-535-5402

Clinton College Dr. Lester A. McCorn, President 1029 Crawford Road Rock Hill, SC 29730 803-327-7402 Fax: 803-327-3261

Coker College

Dr. Robert L. Wyatt, President

300 East College Avenue

Hartsville, SC 29550

843-383-8000

Fax: 843-383-8197

Columbia International University

Dr. Mark A. Smith, President

7435 Monticello Rd., P.O. Box 3122

Columbia, SC 29230-3122

803-754-4100 - or 1-800-777-2227

Fax: 803-786-4209

Columbia College Dr. Carol A. Moore, President 1301 Columbia College Dr. Columbia, SC 29203 803-786-3871 - or 1-800-277-1301 Fax: 803-786-3865
Converse College Krista Newkirk, J.D., President 580 East Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302 864-596-9040 Fax: 864-596-9225
Erskine College Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr., President P. O. Box 338 Due West, SC 29639 864-379-8833 Fax: 864-379-8759
Furman University Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President 3300 Poinsett Hwy. Greenville, SC 29613 864-294-2000 Fax: 864-294-3001
Limestone College Dr. Darrell Parker, President 1115 College Dr. Gaffney, SC 29340 864-489-7151 Fax: 864-487-8706
Morris College Dr. Leroy Staggers, President 100 W. College St. Sumter, SC 29150-3599 803-775-9371 Fax: 803-773-3687
Newberry College Dr. Maurice Scherrens, President 2100 College Street Newberry, SC 29108 803-276-5010 Fax: 803-276-5010
North Greenville University Dr. Gene Fant, Jr., President 7801 N. Tigerville Rd Tigerville, SC 29688 864-977-7018  
Presbyterian College Mr. Robert Staton, President 503 South Broad St. Clinton, SC 29325  864-833-2820 - or 1-800-476-7272 Fax: 864-833-8222
Southern Methodist College Mr. Scott Cochran, President 541 Broughton St., P.O. Box 1027 Orangeburg, SC 29115 803-534-7826 Fax: 803-534-7827
Southern Wesleyan University Dr. Todd Voss, President 907 Wesleyan Dr., P. O. Box 1020 Central, SC 29630 864-639-2453 Fax: 864-639-0826
Spartanburg Methodist College Mr. Scott Cochran, President 1000 Powell Mill Road Spartanburg, SC 29301 864-587-4000 Fax: 864-587-4236
Voorhees University Dr. W. Franklin Evans, President 1411 Voorhees Rd. Denmark, SC 29402 803-793-3351 Fax: 803-793-4584
Wofford College Dr. Nayee A. Samhat, President 429 North Church St. Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663 864-597-4000 Fax: 864-597-4019
Private SC-Based Colleges Licensed by CHE

American College of the Building Arts

Lt. Gen. Colby M. Broadwater, II, President

649 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29403

843-577-5245

 

Charleston School of Law Larry Cunningham, Dean and Provost 91 Mary St. Charleston, SC 29403 843-329-1000  

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Dr. Edwin Cordero, President

P. O. Box 1452

Spartanburg, SC 29304

864-578-8770

Fax: 864-599-7145

Out-of-State Degree-Granting Institutions Licensed to Operate in SC
(Updated 9/7/22)

A.T. Still University
(Main Campus)

Sharon J Obadia, D.O., President

Arizona Camp 5850 E. Still Circle

Mesa, AZ 85206

480-219-6000

 

A.T. Still University, Ridgland. SC
(Clinton Rotation Facility-Extension Site)

Mr. Roland J. Gardner Chief Executive Officer

721 North Okatie,               Highway 170   

Ridgeland, SC 29936

843-987-7400

 

ECPI University
(Corporate Headquarters)

Mr. Mark B. Dreyfus, President

5555 Greenwich Rd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

757-671-7171

Fax: 757-671-8661

ECPI University

Ms. Karen Burgess, Campus President

1001 Keys Dr.

Greenville, SC 29615

864-288-2828

Fax: 864-288-293

ECPI University

Mr. James Rund, Director

250 Berryhill Dr., Ste. 300

Columbia, SC 29210

803-772-3333

Fax: 803-772-2922

ECPI University

Mr. James Weaver, Campus President

3800 Paramount Dr.

N. Charleston, SC 29405

843-606-5902

Fax: 843-572-8085

Fortis College
(Corporate Headquarters)

Mr. Duncan Anderson, CEO/President, Education Affiliates, Inc.

5024 Campbell Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21236

410-513-8043

 

Fortis College

Vincent Femia, Campus President

248 Stoneridge Dr., Ste. 101

Columbia, SC 29210

803-678-4800

Fax: 803-678-4839

Lesley University
(Main Campus)

Dr. Joseph B. Moore, President

29 Everett St.

Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

617-349-8504

 

Lesley University

Ms. Janet L. Steinmayer, President

Various Locations

SC

800-843-4808 - or 617-349-8491

Fax: 617-349-8679

Lenoir Rhyne University
(Main Campus)

Dr. Gary Johnson, President

P. O. Box 7163

Hickory, NC 28603

828-328-7334

Fax: 828.327.9859

Lenoir-Rhyne University School of Theology (Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary)

Rev. Dr. Clayton Schmit, Provost, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

4210 North Main St.

Columbia, SC 29203

803-461-3212

 

Miller-Motte College
(Corporate Headquarters)

Mr. Bill Nance,  President and CEO

Ancora Education, 2241 S. Watson Rd Ste. 181

Arlinton, TX 76010

682-334-5700

 

Miller-Motte College

Ms. Vanessa Euresti, Executive Director

8085 Rivers Ave., Suite E

North Charleston, SC 29418

843-574-0101

Fax: 843-266-3434

Miller-Motte College

Ms. Sandra Wendland,  Executive Director

2451 Highway 502 East

Conway, SC 29526

843-591-1100

Fax: 843-591-1191

Professional Golfers Career College
(Corporate Headquarters)

Mrs. Sandi Somerville, President and CEO

26109 Ynez Rd.

Temecula, CA 92589

800-877-4380

Fax: 909-693-2863

Professional Golfers Career College

Mr. Mike Collins, Executive Director

4454 Bluffton Park Crescent West

Bluffton, SC 29910

866-797-7422

 

St. Andrews University Dr. H. Keith Wade, President and CEO 1201 Scenic Highway Babson Park, FL 33827 844-728-4968  
St. Andrews University Dr. Qunna Morrow, Campus President 581 Columbiana Mall Blvd. Columbia, SC 29223 803-403-8488  
St. Andrews University Ms. Melissa Jackson, Campus President 231 Aviation Ave., Ste. 703 North Charleston, SC 29406 843-277-6288  

Saint Leo University
(Corporate Headquarters)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese, President

PO Box 6665

Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

352-588-8200

 

Saint Leo University

Kai Campbell, Director

201 Sigma Dr.

Summerville, SC 29483

843-554-2111

 

Savannah College of Art and Design
(Main Campus)

Ms. Paula S. Wallace, President

P.O. Box 3146

Savannah, GA 31402-3146

912-525-5200

Fax: 912-525-5201

Savannah College of Art and Design Mr. Eddie, Federwisch, Director of Equestrian Program 3650 Speedway Blvd. Hardeeville, SC 29927 912-525-5100  
South University
(Main Campus)
Dr. Steve Yoho, Chancellor and CEO 200 S. Stephenson Ave, Ste 201 Savannah, GA 31406 912-691-6007 Fax: 912-691-6070
South University, Columbia Ms. Theresa Byrne, Campus President 9 Science Ct. Columbia, SC 29203 803-799-9082 Fax: 803-799-9038
Southeastern College Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chairman of the Board 5875 NW 163rd St, Ste. 102 Miami Lakes, FL 33014 305-820-5003  
Southeastern College Mr. Tim Van Horn, Campus President 2431 Aviation Ave, Suite 703 Charleston, SC 29406 843-747-1279  
Southeastern College Ms. Melissa Jackson, Campus  President 581 Columbia Mall Blvd Columbia, SC 29233 803-798-8800  
Southeastern University Dr. Shawn Stewart, Senior Director 1000 Longfellow Blvd. Lakeland, FL 338001 800-500-8760  
Southeastern University at Seacoast Church Steve Saccone, Regional Site Executive 750 Long Point Rd Mt. Pleasant, SC 29467 841-881-2100  
Strayer University
(Corporate Headquarters)
Dr. Andrea Backman, President 1133 15th St. NW, Ste. 300 Washington, DC 20005 202-419-0400 Fax: 202-419-1423
Strayer University Mr. Ryan Buckson, Campus Director 200 Center Point Circle, Ste. 300 Columbia, SC 29210 803-750-2500 Fax: 803-750-2530
Strayer University Ms. Jeanne Poindexter, Campus Director 777 Lowndes Hill Rd., Bldg. 3 Greenville, SC 29607 864-232-1828 Fax: 864-235-5739
Strayer University Mr. Scott Anderson, Campus Director 5010 Wetland Crossing N. Charleston, SC 29418 843-746-5100 Fax: 843-746-5130
Troy University
(Corporate Headquarters)
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor   Troy, AL 36082 334-670-3000  
Troy University Ms. Lisa Bennett, State Director 465 Rast Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-0025 Fax: 803-773-0116
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Carolinas (VCOM)
(Main Campus)
Dixie Tooke - Rawlins, D.O. President 2265 Kraft Dr. Blacksburg, VA 24060 540- 231-4000  
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Carolinas (VCOM) Matthew Cannon, D.O., Dean 350 Howard St. Spartanburg, SC 29303 864-327-9800  
Webster University
(Corporate Headquarters)
Dr. Elizabeth J. Stroble, President 470 East Lockwood Ave. St. Louis, MO 63119-3194 314-968-6915 Fax: 314-968-7471
Webster University Dr. Aseniah Wallace, Director, Charleston Campus 4105 Faber Place Drive, Suite 100 N. Charleston, SC 29405 843-760-1324 Fax: 843-760-1153
Webster University Ms. Sherriel Byrd, Director, Columbia Campus 100 Gateway Corporate Blvd Columbia, SC 29203 803-699-0900  
Webster University Dr. Aseniah Wallace, Myrtle Beach Campus 4589 Oleander Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-497-3677  
Out-of-State Degree-Granting Institutions Licensed to Recruit in SC
DeVry University Thomas L. Monahan III, President           1200 East Diehl Rd.      Naperville, IL 60563 866-338-7955
Lincoln College of Technology Mr. Scott M. Shaw, President and CEO 1524 Gallatin Road  Nashville, TN 37206 844-869-6107
Walden University Michael Betz, President 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1210  Minneapolis, MN 55401 844-666-9133

NOTE: SECTION 59 103 5 of the South Carolina Code defines “public higher education” as state-supported education in the post secondary field, including comprehensive and technical education. The law defines “public institution of higher learning" as any state supported post secondary educational institution and includes technical and comprehensive educational institutions.