Profile: South Carolina State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:60%
  • Fall 08/17-12/10
  • Spring 01/16-05/10

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. The campus is located in Orangeburg, SC, 40 miles from the State Capitol at Columbia, 70 miles from Charleston, 140 miles from Myrtle Beach, and 80 miles from Hilton Head - all of which provide easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and other resort amenities. SC State has the only undergraduate environmental science field station in the nation, the only undergraduate degree program in nuclear engineering in South Carolina, and is the only university in South Carolina participating in President Barack Obama's Program (USAID) to provide textbooks and other learning materials to schools in Africa (Zanzibar, Tanzania). We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Notable alumni of SC State include James E. Clyburn, Majority Whip for the 111th Congress.

Campus Location - SC State campus is located at 300 College ST NE, Orangeburg SC 29117. The campus consists of approximately 107 buildings on 160 acres of land on its main campus in Orangeburg.

Helpful Information - SC State University is a relatively small campus in the small town of Orangeburg, SC. There is a local bus service, however students use personal cars to commute around Orangeburg, and to major cities including the capital, Columbia and Charleston for shopping and other outings.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Communication

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Theatre Education, Vocational Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Spanish

General Studies: Social Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Education, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music Education, Piano Pedagogy

Physics: Health Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Notable Academic Programs
Nuclear Engineering - The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program has attracted and retains a permanent and highly qualified faculty capable of teaching all of the Nuclear Engineering courses offered at SC State and our partnering institutions (UWM & NC State). The Program has a permanent core faculty consisting of three Ph.D.s, all of which are in Nuclear Engineering. The faculty brings over 40 years of combined teaching, training, and industrial experience.
Speech Pathology and Audiology - The mission of the Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) Program at South Carolina State University is to educate students to function effectively as speech-language pathologists who serve the communicative needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in a variety of work settings. Students are provided opportunities to engage in critical clinical decision-making based on empirical evidence, thereby integrating scientific methods and clinical practice. The practical experiences are initiated in and supported by the South Carolina State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and they are continued in sundry off-site settings, including public schools, hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation centers.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/20/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $80 Year Plan B Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $256 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $120 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $571 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Library Fee: $75 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $200 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $66 Year Plan B Optional
Enrollment Fee: $160 Year Plan B Mandatory
Planetarium Fee: $10 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1315 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Tuition and mandatory fees of $5,370 includes tuition, library fee, technology fee, health services fee, student activity fee, museum and planetarium fee, and athletic fee.

Meal Plans Per Semester

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.