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South Carolina at a Glance

Take a quick look at the University of South Carolina and you’ll find some pretty impressive numbers. South Carolina is one of a select group of universities to earn the Carnegie top-tier designation in both research activity and community engagement. According to national publications like Kiplinger’s Inc., Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, our programs stack up against the best in the nation and around the world. 

  • Top 3 in the nation for number of African-American graduates
  • nations best first-year experience
  • A Best Value in Public Colleges as rated by Kiplinger's and Forbes
  • Only University awarding a designation for graduating with Leadership Distinction
  • No. 1 Undergraduate International Business Program
  • Top-tier designation for Research and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation.
  • 300 undergraduate degree programs
  • a top producer of us fulbright students
  • Top 10% public university graduation rate
  • state leader: 56 nationally ranked academic programs
  • No. 1 Public University Honors College
  • 100 Health Science degree programs
  • No. 1 International MBA
  • 12 top 25 graduate programs
  • Infographic: #1 Ph.D. Program in Exercise Science by the National Academy for Kinesiology