South Carolina State University

300 College Street NE
800-260-5956

About Us

Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into the next century.

Mission

 Bradham Hall South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution of approximately 4,500-6,000 students. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master’s level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration.

SC State University prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society. Through technology and traditional methods of teaching and learning, research and service, the University enhances the quality of life of citizens and contributes to the economic development of the state and nation.

(This mission statement was approved by the S.C. State University Board of Trustees on March 30, 2010 and by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 6, 2010.)


Reviews

Ashley Serica

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I am a very proud bulldog! This institution gave me so many great experiences, both educational and life. I am very appreciative to have had the opportunity to attend this university. I was a member of the Marching 101 Band, and a very active member in the University Bands, and my experience with that was memorable. Upon my graduation in 2016, people were calling me and I was immediately given my first position as an educator. I had many networking experiences while at South Carolina State University which has helped me tremendously for my career. Many of my professors were very close knit with me, and still stay in close contact with me, and vise versa. Despite what the media says about South Carolina State University, it triumphs through it all and has produced great alumni who are accomplishing and achieving outstanding goals. Signed, A Loyal Daughter.

shae ellerbe

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Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

It’s a great experience! I wouldn’t steer you wrong !

Anthony Williams

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

I love SCSU! I have three degrees from there and is currently working on my fourth! I am also a member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Spring 12! Yo! to the good Nupes!

Jerren Campbell

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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

The financial Aid office is terrible. They NEVER answer, they don't return phone calls, they don't provide accurate information about financial aid status.....It is a strong possibility I will attend another institution that cares about its applicants.

Ashton Richardson

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Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

South Carolina State University is the worst college that is around they have awful staff financial aid is the worst this is the worst school that is around and the school has a terrible crime rate this is a college that need to torn down and forget about it


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