University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
- USC Salkehatchie plays an important role in helping the University fulfill its priority of providing students with an educational experience of the highest quality, grounded in the traditional liberal arts. USC Salkehatchie acts as a resource to its five-county area by serving as a focal point for the cultural and intellectual development of the area through providing various cultural, intellectual, economic, and education programs. Its academic, community development, cultural, public service, and recreational programs and services reflect USC Salkehatchie's purpose to enhance and enrich the communities of its service area and to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
- The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie||(SC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||34 staff||55 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,076 students||1,260 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||32:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||542 students||726 students|
|# Part-Time Students||534 students||534 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,000||$28,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- USC Salkehatchie was established in 1965 as a regional center of the University of South Carolina as a result of local civic commitment initiated by residents from Allendale, Bamberg, and Hampton counties who organized a movement to create a regional campus in 1964. The General Assembly of South Carolina responded to this momentum by creating the Western Carolina Higher Education Commission, which is composed of two representatives from each of the participating counties. Barnwell County joined the compact three years later, followed by Colleton County in 1984. The expansion of facilities began in June 1972 when the Allendale Hut Complex, was deeded to the campus by Allendale County. USC Salkehatchie now owns homes and other buildings adjacent to the original building that now house faculty offices and the Extended Graduate Campus program. To provide for future expansion, the campus commission purchased 65 acres of adjoining land in February 1975. A master plan has been developed for future expansion of the campus. The Science/Administration Building is located on the 65-acre tract and has been available for classes since the fall 1981 semester. In 1983 the campus added the Salkehatchie Civic Arts Center. The most recent addition was a 29,500 square-foot Library/Computer Science Building, which opened for use in fall 1991, located next to the Science/Administration Building in the central part of campus. Also in 1991, the Sarah T. Winthrop Foundation donated an additional 94 acres adjacent to the original location, bringing the current holdings to over 150 acres. The Salkehatchie Regional Campus of the University of South Carolina offers the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate in Science degree as well as coursework applicable to a baccalaureate degree awarded by other institutions. The growth of USC Salkehatchie can also been seen in the expansion of its curricula. New areas of study have been added over the years, including applied professions, education, criminal justice, geography, music, physical education, and computer science.
- The nearest community college to University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is Denmark Technical College (22.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,678 students | 22.60 Mi1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
Denmark,  SC  29042
- 3,060 students | 45.70 Mi3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg,  SC  29118
- 2,351 students | 47.40 Mi2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville,  SC  29829
- 4,269 students | 51.40 Mi3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta,  GA  30906
- 2,340 students | 52.50 MiOne Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd
Statesboro,  GA  30458
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