Quick Facts & Statistics


The only Bachelor of Science program in nuclear engineering in South Carolina and at an HBCU.

30K+ Alumni

Approximately 30,000 alumni, with more than 18,500 residing in South Carolina.

12+ Sports

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).

$181.5m Impact

In the Orangeburg community, SC State supports 1,558 jobs and has a $152.5 million impact; and our statewide impact is $181.5 million.

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Join SC State University!

Since 1896, We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. We welcome you to join our legacy of excellence!

Application Deadlines:

Fall May 31
Spring Rolling
Summer April 1

Undergraduate Admission

SC State University welcomes applications for admission from First-Time Freshmen, Transfer and Re-admit Students to its undergraduate programs. With over 14 Academic Departments for you to choose from, our Criteria of Admission is based on a list of credentials that our prospective Undergraduate Students must show to be considered. For more information, please visit read our Entrance Requirements.

Graduate Admission

At SC State University, we believe in offering excellent lifelong learning opportunities to citizens throughout the state. With over 7 departments for you to choose from to get your Masters, we are one of three universities in South Carolina to offer a doctoral program in Educational Administration and one of two schools in the state to offer an accredited master’s degree program in Speech-Language Pathology. For more information visit College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Online and Distance Education

The Center for Online and Distance Education (CODE) provides convenient and flexible access to high quality, educational offerings! Start the path to your career through online learning at South Carolina State University!

CODE provides administrative leadership for online and distance education, faculty development and continuing education. SC State University’s Blackboard Learning Management System is also administered under the direction of CODE

Apply for Admission

It is our desire to make the application process simple and convenient for you. If you are a Freshman or need a Transfer, you may conveniently submit your application below and our staff is ready to serve and assist you. As you complete the application to SC State University, we also want to encourage you to schedule a campus visit so we can show you our picturesque campus! We look forward to hearing from you today!