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South Carolina State University

300 College Street NE

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.


 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.)


Sojourning TeddyBear

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
I attended SCSU from 2003-2007, and my experience was phenomenal! The teaching staff is first class, and they genuinely want to see each student become self sufficient and successful. The tools I was equipped with here have been pivotal in my success so far, and I use the foundation garnered from this great institution to further myself academically, professionally, and socially.

Adrian Valdez

Sunday, March 18, 2018
This is a university that is prestigious and that truly trains outstanding people to become great teachers. I’m a proud graduate of this university and I will love it to the day I die. If one allows themselves to, they can grow into a mature adult and be able to go out and conquer the world because you will gain the educational knowledge needed to do so. This university has a history of fighting for civil right causes and has an opportunity for any student who attends to better themselves spiritually, educationally, and morally .Go Phi Beta Sigma! Let’s Go Bulldogs!!!!!!!!!

Jayrohn Felder

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
south carolina state university is the best college i love the campus and the football team and i love the greek althought i never seen them i still love them

LaTanya Lucas

Sunday, April 8, 2018
I drove down from DC for the Bulldog Fest/Open House & TICKETS were a mandatory thing, LIES. Unorganized, late beginnings, instead of doing small groups for tours they separated the parents & children and the parents didn't get to tour. What us parents got was a mile walk from SHM to the Leroy Daniels Bldg but that was changed once we all walked up there, we were stuffed into an auditorium in the Engineering building with standing room only. This was not planned very well & had the left hand knew what the right hand was doing we would have simply been asked to move closer while in the SHM building but instead the poor communication ruffled feathers with myself & family members of other students. The Q&A was joke, too many unanswered questions which would make me not want to send my child to this "illustrious university" as too many put it. Upon returning from the student tour my son said it was a large & very ghetto campus and knowing him this wouldn't want to be where he laid his head every night because he wouldn't feel safe.

EJ Eaton

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Education and Engineering programs have always been top notch. Perfect school for those students leaving home for the first time. Campus is beautiful and always well maintained.

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