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300 College Street NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117
Main Phone: (803) 536-8738
Main Contact: Antonio Boyle

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South Carolina State University

Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into the next century.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 3759
Graduate Population: 603
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $9258
Out of State Tuition: $18170
Room & Board: $9286
Applications Due: July 31st ($25)
Mascot: Bulldogs
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 50%
Percent Women: 50%

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Majors Offered

Department of Education
-Art Education
-Biology and Chemistry Education
-Business Education
-Drama Education
-Early Childhood Education
-Elementary Education
-English Education
-Physical Education
-Technology Education
-Math Education
-Middle Level Education
-Music Education
-Social Studies Education
-Special Education
-MA in Teaching
-Master of Education
-Educational Leadership

Department of Business Administration
-BS in Marketing
-BS in Management
-Master of Business Administration

Department of Biological & Physical Sciences
-BS in Biology
-BS in Chemistry
-BS in Physics
-BS in Teaching of Biology
-BS in Teaching of Chemistry
-Industrial & Elec. Engineering Technology/Physics
-Pre-Optometry Program
-Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Department of Accounting, Agribusiness & Economics
-BS in Accounting
-BS in Agribusiness
-BS in Economics

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
Founded in 1896 as the state's sole public college for black youth, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY has played a key role in the education of African-Americans in the state and nation. As a land-grant institution, it struggled to provide agricultural and mechanical training to generations of black youngsters. Through its extension program, it sent farm and home demonstration agents into rural counties to provide knowledge and information to impoverished black farm families.
The University has educated scores of teachers for the public schools. It provided education in sciences, literature, and history. The support of the Rosenwald Fund and the General Education Board helped the institution survive the Depression. After World War II, the state legislature created a graduate program and a law school at SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY to prevent black students from enrolling in the University of South Carolina's graduate and legal education programs. The legislature also dramatically increased funding at the college in an effort to make "separate but equal" a reality in higher education in South Carolina. During the 1950s and 1960s hundreds of S.C. STATE students participated in local civil rights demonstrations and were arrested. In 1968 three young men were slain and 27 wounded on the campus by state highway patrolmen in the Orangeburg Massacre.
Since 1966, S.C. STATE has been open to white students and faculty, but it has largely retained its mission and character as an historically black institution. In 1971, the agricultural program was terminated and the college farm was transformed into a community recreation center consisting of a golf course as well as soccer and baseball fields. Today there are nearly 5000 students majoring in a wide range of programs that include agribusiness, accounting, art, English, and drama as well as fashion merchandising, physics, psychology, and political science.
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News and Upcoming Events at South Carolina State University

MEAC suspends 21 players after Norfolk St.-South Carolina St. brawl
The MEAC announced Tuesday that a total of 21 players from Norfolk State and South Carolina State have been suspended over a brawl that erupted in the ...
I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium to Host Epiphanies Exhibit
Photo: Cherub by Janet Kozachek The I. P. Stanback Museum and Planetariums exhibition entitled, Epiphanies: Art, Image and Insight is now ope ...
SCSU Grad elected Teacher of the Year 2005-06
Jacqueline Jones-Brown was elected by her fellow colleagues from John P. Thomas Elementary School as Teacher of the Year for 2005-06. ...
South Carolina State spoils homecoming for Howard, wins 27-21
The South Carolina State Bulldogs used a balanced attack to pull off an, 27-21, win over a feisty Howard Bison team Saturday at Greene Stadium. A ...
South Carolina State Still Owes $6.5M on Unpaid Bills
South Carolina State University still owes $6.5 million on bills and needs more help from the state to move forward, President Thomas Elzey told the B ...
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