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Founded in 1870 as Payne Institute in Hodges, this 4-year private university is now located in Columbia.
This private 4-year college was founded in Columbia in 1869.
Located in Orangeburg, Claflin University is a 4-year private university that was founded in 1869.
This private college offers 4-year degrees and was founded in Rock Hill in 1894.
Denmark Technical College
This public 2-year college in Denmark was authorized by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina in 1947. The Denmark Branch of the South Carolina Trade School System opened in 1948.
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.
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Closed in 1958, this private 2-year college was founded in Abbeville in 1898; it moved to Irmo in 1911.
Hospital and Nurses Training School
This private, specialized college was founded in Charleston in 1897 but closed its doors in 1976.
Based in Sumter, this private 4-year college has been educating students since 1908.
South Carolina State University
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.
This Denmark landmark was founded in 1897 and is a private 4-year institute.