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Established in 1959, ours is the oldest of the University of South Carolina’s four regional campuses. Since then, the campus and student body have grown, but our mission remains the same. We’re devoted to preparing students to continue their education in the University and throughout life.

Our Commitment to Accessibility

We admit all students who show promise of academic success. Most of our students are first generation college students from rural areas, small towns, and cities across the central Piedmont area of the Carolinas. Through a broad commitment to equity, an extensive scholarship and financial aid program, and a variety of weekday and evening course offerings, USC Lancaster seeks to make education accessible, affordable, and convenient to the residents of this area.


Our Impact on the Community 

USC Lancaster has an educational, cultural, and economic impact on the community. Whether taking a class at the Gregory Family YMCA or enjoying a lunch and learn at our award winning Native American Studies Center, the people of Lancaster appreciate what we have to offer. Our students benefit from our value to the community.


Your USC Lancaster Experience

At USC Lancaster, you’ll thrive and have a memorable college experience. With affordable tuition and fees, plenty of degree choices, a low student-teacher ratio, and an outstanding faculty devoted to helping students reach their full potential, every student has a chance to grow and learn.

Our students move forward, whether that means continuing on to a four year school, finding meaningful work in a field they love, or just knowing their next step. Every student at USC Lancaster is an individual and our goal is to help them succeed.