We create bold thinkers.
The University of South Carolina's primary mission is to educate the citizens of our state through teaching, research, creative activity and community engagement. As a Gamecock, you are an important part of our rich 200-year tradition of developing leaders and building generations of bold thinkers and committed problem solvers. Your success is as important to us as it is to you.
Student and alumni reviews have earned USC a No. 7 ranking on Graduateprograms.com's Top 25 Educational Leadership Programs for 2014.
Our online courses are designed to bring you the same quality and rich academic experience that our on-campus students enjoy. This flexible, affordable format allows you to grow intellectually while you continue to devote time and energy to growth in your professional and personal life.
Why choose the University of South Carolina?
- one of only 49 public universities to earn both the top-tier research classification and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- online programs offer a convenient, flexible alternative to on-campus programs
- 200 years of academic excellence, recognized by employers around the globe
- commitment to developing leaders and cutting-edge thinkers in every industry.
The Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC™) is the recognized regional accrediting body. The University of South Carolina is accredited by SACSCOC™ to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees . For additional information please see the SACS web site.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the University of South Carolina’s educator preparation programs. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.
The University of South Carolina College of Nursing is fully approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN), master's degree in nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-graduate APRN certificates at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.