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Name of College Type Years Location Founded

Aiken Technical College Public 2-year Aiken 1972
Allen University Private 4-year Columbia 1870
Anderson University Private 4-year Anderson 1911

Benedict College Private 4-year Columbia 1870
Bob Jones University Private 4-year Greenville 1927

Central Carolina Technical College Public 2-year Sumter 1963
Charleston School of Law Private 2-year Charleston 2004
Charleston Southern University Private 4-year North Charleston 1964
Christ Central Institute Private Seminary Wagener 1997
The Citadel Public 4-year Charleston 1842
Claflin University Private 4-year Orangeburg 1869
Clemson University Public 4-year Clemson 1893
Clinton College Private 4-year Rock Hill 1894
Coastal Carolina University Public 4-year Conway 1954
Coker University Private 4-year Hartsville 1908
College of Charleston Public 4-year Charleston 1770
Columbia College Private 4-year Columbia 1854
Columbia International University Private 4-year Columbia 1923
Columbia International University Seminary Private Seminary Columbia 1923
Converse University Private 4-year Spartanburg 1889

Denmark Technical College Public 2-year Denmark 1969
Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary at Allen University Private Seminary Columbia 1880

ECPI University - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2 & 4-year 3 SC campuses
Charleston Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2 & 4-year North Charleston 2004
Columbia Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2 & 4-year Columbia 2006
Greenville Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2 & 4-year Greenville 2000
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Private Graduate Spartanburg 2011
Erskine College Private 4-year Due West 1839
Erskine Theological Seminary Private Seminary Due West 1837

Florence-Darlington Technical College Public 2-year Florence 1964
Forrest College - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2-year Anderson 1946
Fortis College - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 2-year Columbia 2010
Francis Marion University Public 4-year Florence 1970
Furman University Private 4-year Greenville 1826

Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Private Seminary Taylors 1987
Greenville Technical College Public 2-year Greenville 1962

Holmes Bible College Private Seminary Greenville 1898
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Public 2-year Georgetown, Horry 1966

Lander University Public 4-year Greenwood 1872
Limestone College Private 4-year Gaffney 1845
Lowcountry Graduate Center Public Graduate North Charleston 2001
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary* Private Seminary Columbia 1830
*Relocating to Hickory, NC effective January 1, 2025

Medical University of South Carolina Public 4-year, Graduate Charleston 1824
Midlands Technical College Public 2-year Columbia 1963
Morris College Private 4-year Sumter 1908

Newberry College Private 4-year Newberry 1856
North Greenville University Private 4-year Tigerville 1892
Northeastern Technical College Public 2-year Cheraw 1968

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Public 2-year Orangeburg 1968

Piedmont Technical College Public 2-year Greenwood 1966
Presbyterian College Private 4-year Clinton 1880

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Private Graduate Spartanburg 1973
South Carolina State University Public 4-year Orangeburg 1896
South University Private 4-year Columbia 1935
Southern Methodist College Private 4-year Orangeburg 1956
Southern Wesleyan University Private 4-year Central 1906
Spartanburg Community College Public 2-year Spartanburg 1963
Spartanburg Methodist College Private 2-year Spartanburg 1911
Strayer University - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year 3 SC campuses 1892
Charleston Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year North Charleston 2006
Columbia Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year Columbia 2005
Greenville Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year Greenville 2004

Technical College of the Lowcountry Public 2-year Beaufort 1969
Tri-County Technical College Public 2-year Pendleton 1963
Trident Technical College Public 2-year Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester 1964
Culinary Institute of Charleston Charleston 2005
Troy University - out-of-state, public university Proprietary 4-year Sumter 2008

University Center of Greenville Public, Private 4-year Greenville 1987
University of Phoenix - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year 2 SC campuses
Columbia Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year Columbia 2006
Greenville Campus - out-of-state, for-profit Proprietary 4-year Greenville
University of South Carolina Public 4-year Columbia 1801
School of Law Public 4-year Columbia 1866
School of Medicine, Columbia Public 4-year Columbia 1977
School of Medicine, Greenville Public 4-year Greenville 2012
Aiken campus Public 4-year Aiken 1961
Beaufort campus Public 4-year Beaufort 1959
Lancaster campus Public 2-year Lancaster 1959
Salkehatchie campuses Public 2-year Allendale, Walterboro 1965
Sumter campus Public 2-year Sumter 1966
Union campuses Public 2-year Union, Clinton 1965
Upstate campuses Public 4-year Spartanburg, Greenville 1967

Voorhees University
Private 4-year Denmark 1897

Webster University Private 4-year 3 SC campuses 1915
Columbia Campus Private Columbia 2000
Fort Jackson Campus Private Columbia 1983
Myrtle Beach Campus Private Myrtle Beach 1992
Williamsburg Technical College Public 2-year Kingstree 1971
Winthrop University Public 4-year Rock Hill 1886
Wofford College Private 4-year Spartanburg 1854

York Technical College Public 2-year Rock Hill 1964


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