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University of South Carolina-Beaufort


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University of South Carolina-Beaufort
1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29909
General Information843-208-8000
ChancellorJane T. Upshaw
TypePublic, 4-year or above
Awards OfferedLess than one year certificate, Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree
Campus SettingRural, Distant
Campus HousingYes
Student Population 1,754 (1,754 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16 to 1

Mission Statement

The University of South Carolina Beaufort- a small (1-000 to 3-000 students/fall headcount enrollment) senior campus of the state's largest public university- brings the University of South Carolina's statewide mission of teaching- research- scholarship- and public service to the rapidly growing Lowcountry of South Carolina. USCB offers baccalaureate degrees that respond to regional needs- draw upon regional strengths- and prepare graduates to participate successfully in communities here and around the globe. The campus also supports the USC Extended Graduate Campus- which provides local access to graduate courses and programs. USCB offers programs in mathematics and the natural sciences- humanities- and professional and social sciences. Its curriculum is designed to promote acquisition of knowledge and- through it- the intellectual dispositions and skills that encourage depth of understanding- tolerance of others and individual accountability. Attracting a racially and culturally diverse student body of varying ages and experiences- the University of South Carolina Beaufort draws its students primarily from the South Carolina Lowcountry- with representation from other parts of the state- other states- and foreign countries. The University encourages students to think analytically and abstractly- to explore options- to see similarities- to be open to differences- to communicate effectively- and to respect each individual. The major intellectual and cultural center for the region- the University enriches the quality of life for area residents of all ages through presentations of the performing and fine arts- community service- symposia- research initiatives- and partnerships with area schools- businesses and organizations.
Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted  
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement credits
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 570
Instructional 570
Research and Public Service 00
Total Graduate Assistants -0
Instructional -0
Research and Public Service -0