South Carolina is a public university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The university was established in 1896. The campus has three buildings, Lowman Hall, Hodge Hall, and Dukes Gymnasium. It is the only state funded, historically black land-grant institution in South Carolina, is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS).
The university comprises of 5 schools and colleges: College of Graduate and Professional Studies; College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technology; Honors College and School of Business. The most popular majors at South Carolina State University include Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; and Mass Communication/Media Studies. The university follows semester based academic calendar
The total student population at the university is more than 3,000 of which over 2,600 are enrolled in the undergraduate courses. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 17:1 and the acceptance rate 87%.
South Carolina State University is the only university in South Carolina and only HBCU in the USA to offer a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering. Currently the program operates through a partnership with North Carolina State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Notable Alumni: Armstrong Williams (American political commentator, entrepreneur, author of a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column), Marion Motley (American Football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns)