University of South Carolina Upstate

Category: Small public | State: SC

About University of South Carolina Upstate

With a diverse and dynamic community of 6000 students from across the Upstate, 26 states nationwide and 17 countries around the world, USC Upstate is the destination of choice for many. We are committed to offering career relevant baccalaureate and master's degree programs to help students achieve their educational goals. New majors and new student services have been added and a strengthened focus on student success and experiential learning helps encourage students to succeed in their academic programs. USC Upstate is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. We were selected as a College of Distinction in three categories: Public, National and South Carolina.

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Why you should attend?

USC Upstate is among the fastest growing universities in the nation. We offer challenging, first-rate academic courses, small class sizes, personal experiences, and remarkable diversity. We offer degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education. We also offer master's degrees in education, nursing and informatics. Veterans and commissioning ROTC candidates are provided with cords and recognized at graduation. Faculty and staff participate in Green Zone Training. We participate in Tuition Assistance Programs, post grades through electronic portals to assist our veterans with their education. USC Upstate has a Student Veterans Association with faculty and staff advisors. We offer priority registration allowing veterans to register before other students. Students have access to an electronic degree audit system.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


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