University of South Carolina Lancaster
The University of South Carolina Lancaster is a public university located in Lancaster. It is one of the four regional USC campuses.
The University of South Carolina conducted a program in the 1950s to expand its reach across the state of South Carolina. Five extension campuses were established and one branch was set up in Lancaster because it was the center of a six-county region (Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, and York) in the Piedmont. The University began holding classes in an old house in downtown Lancaster, but growth soon forced it to find a larger facility. With the support of the local community, the University moved to a tract of land on the northern limits of Lancaster. Seven buildings serve as the campus for the University.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership to its service area. At the heart of this mission is a teaching faculty of high quality dedicated to excellence in instruction, scholarship, public and professional service, and creative endeavor which enrich the classroom experience. USC Lancaster offers a varied curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and focused on preparing students to continue their education in the University and throughout life.
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