This private college offers 4-year degrees and was founded in Rock Hill in 1894.
Friendship Junior College
Founded in 1891, Friendship Junior College was a private 2-year college in Rock Hill closed in 1981. It achieved nationwide fame during the Civil Rights Movement when 8 of its students, along with a field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality, staged a sit-in at McCrory's, a segregated lunch counter located near the campus.
This public, 4-year university is located in Orangeburg was founded in 1896. In 1968, it was the site of the infamous Orangeburg Massacre, a police shootout that left three students dead and 27 injured.