University of South Carolina - Columbia

Category: Tier 1 research institution | State: SC

About University of South Carolina - Columbia

One of America's oldest and most comprehensive public universities, USC - Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 34,500 undergraduate students and 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs. At the heart of its mission lies the University's responsibility to promote the dissemination of knowledge, cultural enrichment, and an enhanced quality of life. The University serves a diverse population of students and offers over 324 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional program levels, affording students the most comprehensive array of educational programs in the state.

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Why you should attend?

USC – Columbia is an excellent institution for military service members and veterans to select for a variety of reasons. USC offers a vast array of choices degree programs for military affiliated students to choose from which are conveniently offered in both on campus, online, and composite formats. As well there many programs and services in place at the university to help aid military affiliated student with success once enrolled, such as a comprehensive Veteran's Center & support personnel.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $6,108 $16,449 $6,825 $14,598
Fees $327 $327 $390 $390
Room $11,500 $11,500 N/A N/A
Board $2,193 $2,193 N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $20,128 $30,469 N/A N/A