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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
October 20, 2021

How to apply for Coast Guard service scholarship programs

On Tuesday, South Carolina State Interim President Alexander Conyers and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Keith Smith signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) renewing the university’s participation in the Coast...

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Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
September 15, 2021

Juanita Willmon Goggins: A trailblazer in the American South

The life story of 1957 South Carolina State College graduate Juanita Willmon Goggins is one of both triumph and misfortune.

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Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
September 14, 2021

SC State’s Marching 101 joins with Clemson to honor first responders on 20th anniversary of 9/11

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, South Carolina State University’s Marching 101 shared the field Saturday with the Clemson University Tiger Band in a halftime performance...

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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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