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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

About This Campus

South Carolina State University home of the Bulldogs is a Land Grant HBCU founded in 1896. SC State has an array of outstanding academic programs including Business Management, Marketing, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Journalism, Fashion Merchandising and more. We have the only undergraduate degree program in Nuclear Engineering in the state of South Carolina. SC State prides its self not only in academia but also in student outreach and engagement programs. We have active student organizations on campus such as Health Professions Society,Campus Activity Board, Divine Nine, Society for Human Resource Management, Men Against Cancer Inc. and more. Notable Alumni are James E. (Jim) Clyburn Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking Democrat, in the United States House of Representatives. Wes Bellamy Vice President of Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Hugine Jr. President of Alabama A&M University, Kara McCullough MissUSA 2017

Location Information

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

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Fast Facts

Location | Orangeburg
Population | 13,964
Enrollment | 4,155
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/10
Spring | 01/16-05/10

Campus Diversity

White | 4%
Black | 92%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 1%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
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.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business

Area Studies: African American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, 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

Computer Science: Computer Science

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, Textile Arts, Textile Design

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

General Studies: Social Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Education, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Science

Languages: Spanish

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


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/13/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $160 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee $80 Year Plan B Mandatory
Athletic Fee $256 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $120 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance $571 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Library Fee $75 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $66 Year Plan B Mandatory
Enrollment Fee $160 Year Plan B Mandatory
Planetarium Fee $35 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,315 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/13/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 60% living on campus
  • Double: $3400
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0.1
Notes About Housing
Tuition and mandatory fees of $5,836 includes tuition, library fee, technology fee, health services fee, student activity fee, museum and planetarium fee, and athletic fee.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1645 per semester for 21 meals per week.

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