United States, South Carolina

Established in 1896, South Carolina State University is a public historically black university in Orangeburg. SCSU has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology, and more. South Carolina State is a charter member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA. With approximately 2,900 students, it is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist, and doctoral degree programs. It is one of the largest producers of minority officers for the Army. It has been identified as the exclusive HBCU in the state of South Carolina by Forbes Magazine.  

Campus Life

The campus is 160 acres with an additional 267 acres at Camp Harry Daniels. The library is the Miller Whittaker Library named in honor of the university’s third president. Three buildings, Lowman Hall, Hodge Hall, and Dukes Gymnasium are included in the South Carolina State College District. The new engineering and computer science complex is an 86500 sq ft complex that will feature innovative classrooms, research centers, laboratories, offices, and academic support spaces. SC State has the only undergraduate environmental science field station in the nation. It has an interdisciplinary art museum and planetarium in one facility. The James Clyburn Center conducts research and trains skilled workers.  

Noted Alumni

Some of the notable alumni are Richard Shaw, first African-American to serve as insurance commissioner in West Virginia; Andrew Hugine, former S.C. State President; Doris Funnye Innis, journalist; Horace Ott, pianist; Juanita Goggins, South Carolina legislature; and so many other political personalities.