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USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. USC Sumter became a University of South Carolina campus in 1973 and today has an enrollment of about 1,600 per academic year. USC Sumter confers two-year associate's degrees, offers face-to-face baccalaureate degree programs in business, nursing, and education in partnership with USC Aiken, and offers nineteen online bachelor’s degrees as part of Palmetto College.


What Makes Us Great

We offer students affordable tuition, as well as campus clubs and athletic opportunities, making USC Sumter a memorable college experience. Our faculty provides a solid academic foundation for all students, who prove their success at the next level every year.

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#2 Two-Year College in SC

USC Sumter Ranked #2 Two-Year College in South Carolina by Niche

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Military Friendly Designation

USC Sumter is committed to creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community.

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Reader's Choice / Best of Sumter

USC Sumter has once again been named "Best College" by readers of the Item.


Every Student is an Individual

Campus life is important and we look forward to helping you explore the possibilities at USC Sumter. You’re an individual, and our faculty recognizes that. We’re here to help you reach your full potential and open up a world of possibilities.

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 Sumter is an individual and our goal is to help you succeed.