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USC Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Formerly known as the University of South Carolina Spartanburg, the school changed its name in the summer of 2004.

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Location

Address
800 University Way
City
Spartanburg
State
SC
Zip/Post Code
29303-4932

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
5427
Total Graduate enrollment
134
In State Tuition Fees
10198
Out State Tuition Fees
20226
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1060
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.5
Male Female Ratio
35:65
Acceptance Rate
52%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Bear
Colors
Black White Green
Conference
Atlantic Sun

College History

History

After the Spartanburg General Hospital decided to discontinue its degree program for nurses, local politicians, led by Dr. G.B. Hodge, decided to create a separate University for the region. In 1967 the Spartanburg Regional Campus was opened as a two-year college with an initial enrollment of 177 students. Because of increased popularity, the school became a four-year institution in 1975 and was renamed the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. During the following years, both the campus and the scope of the University expanded. In the summer of 2004 the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the name to University of South Carolina Upstate to better reflect its mission to educate the people of South Carolina's upstate region. Aside from its presence in Spartanburg, University of South Carolina Upstate has become the largest educational provider in the University Center of Greenville, a consortium of seven institutions of higher learning in Greenville, South Carolina. In recent years the U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of South Carolina Upstate as one of the top four public comprehensive colleges in the South.

College Specialty

Specialty

To fulfill its legislatively prescribed duties in representing Spartanburg County, S.C. with regard to the pursuit of higher education in Spartanburg County and adjacent areas of Upstate South Carolina. To serve as lead advocate for the interest and advancement of USC Upstate with regional legislative delegations, with all constituencies of USC Upstate and with the public and to actively involve the Commission for Higher Education Advisory Board in that effort. To exercise reasonable fiduciary responsibility with regard to the ownership, use, management and development of real estate and/or personal property owned by Spartanburg County/ Commission for Higher Education and used in support of the University of South Carolina Upstate and/or in pursuit of higher education in Spartanburg County and adjacent areas of Upstate South Carolina. For each and every member of the Commission for Higher Education to reasonably contribute an annual gift to the Commission for Higher Education in support of the University, without imposing hardship on any member. This mission statement component shall be on a strictly voluntary basis. To act assertively in support of USC Upstate being considered, treated and supported by USC Columbia as a full partner in the USC system, provided with sufficient autonomy to address the unique challenges and issues of the USC Upstate board approved mission and vision and to be supported by a level of resources appropriate to those efforts. To actively solicit and develop friendships and relationships in support of the USC Upstate mission and vision statements. For each and every member of the Commission for Higher Education to be fully informed regarding issues, opportunities and challenges and to be fully engaged in the process of advancing the interests of USC Upstate. To maintain a collegial, respectful and productive dialogue among and with each other, with the President and Board of Trustees of the University and the USC Upstate Chancellor, faculty & staff, and all other parties of interest. To advise and assist the Chancellor and cabinet on all matters relating to USC Upstate. To continually study, discuss and analyze any issue deemed relevant to the powers and duties of the Commission in an independent unabridged and unencumbered environment.

Alumni

Alumni

The University has a living Alumni base of over 21,000. According to the school, over 80% of them still live and work in the upstate region. The USC Upstate Alumni Association, an office within University Advancement, is a service organization established by the University to promote the interests of the institution and to develop and maintain a close bond between the University and its alumni. The Alumni Association keeps members informed about their alma mater and their classmates. The Association notifies alumni of annual events on and off campus, and promotes annual giving to the Carolina Piedmont Foundation. Membership is open to all former students who have graduated from USC Upstate.

Campus

Campus

Suburban 280 Acres (113 Ha)

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