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As South Carolina’s only public, historically black college and university (HBCU),there are several programs unique to SCSU. We are among the national leaders in producing African-American graduates.

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SC State University campuses include State of the art and historic facilities integrated by amazing passionate Staff that help create a center of excellence that transforms lives and inspire greatness.


The SC State Bulldog Athletic program offers six men’s sports and six women’s sports as a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Bulldog football team has won five MEAC titles.

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Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
July 18, 2023

SC State hopes new summer efforts will reduce lines as students start Fall 2023 Semester

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – With the start of the 2023-24 academic year just a month away, South Carolina State University has taken several steps this summer to mitigate the fall arrival...

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
June 30, 2023

SC State’s Conyers to join HBCU leaders in trip to Israel

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State University President Alexander Conyers is set to join the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and other leaders from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)...

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
June 23, 2023

USDA awards SC State $8.7M ‘NextGen’ grant to develop students in food, agriculture and human sciences

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State University has received an $8.7 million “NextGen” grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recruit, train and graduate students for careers in...

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
June 16, 2023

SC State adds fire protection option to civil engineering degree to meet industry needs

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) recently approved South Carolina State University’s addition of a fire protection engineering ( FPE ) concentration under the existing...

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SC State University, an 1890 land grant, senior comprehensive institution of approximately 2,900 students, is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. SC State, through instruction, research, technology and service, contributes to economic development, enhances the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates (30,000) to meet life’s challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.

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