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University of South Carolina Sumter

The University of South Carolina Sumter is a public university located in Sumter, South Carolina. One of the four regional USC campuses which make up Palmetto College.

Tag

Location

Address
200 Miller Rd
City
Sumter
State
SC
Zip/Post Code
29150-2498

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1206
In State Tuition Fees
5892
Out State Tuition Fees
14766
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.19
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
58%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Fire Ants
Colors
Garnet And White
Conference
Region 10

College History

History

In 1965 the Sumter County Commission on Higher Education, desiring to fulfill its purpose of starting or bringing a public college to Sumter, entered into an agreement with Clemson University to establish an academic branch of Clemson in Sumter at the old Sumter Airport site on Miller Road. This was Clemson's first such branch. The original campus consisted of four buildings and was designed to accommodate 550 students. The initial enrollment of 97 had grown to only 245 by 1973. In 1973, upset by this poor growth rate, the Commission successfully negotiated with Clemson and USC to terminate the Sumter branch's relationship with Clemson and to become a branch of the USC System.[1] USC Sumter now has an enrollment of more than a thousand. USC Sumter confers two-year associate's degrees and also offers baccalaureate degree programs in business administration, elementary education, nursing, early childhood education, and interdisciplinary studies.

College Specialty

Specialty

The University of South Carolina Sumter, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership for the Sumter 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 Sumter offers a varied curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students to continue their education in the university and throughout life. The University of South Carolina Sumter recruits students prepared to begin or planning to complete a baccalaureate level education. While USC Sumter does not offer remedial instruction, it is nonetheless able to admit most students who apply because of the close working relationship between students and faculty. Enrollment varies with community need, but is expected to remain near 1000 FTE students.

Campus

Campus

Urban, 50 Acres (20.2�Ha)

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