Founded in 1967, the University of South Carolina Upstate is one of the nation’s top public regional universities. What began as a commitment to helping the state avoid a nursing shortage has matured into a more than $500 million annual impact on South Carolina.
Located in Spartanburg County, near the crossroads of interstates 85 and 26, USC Upstate is positioned at the center of an international business hub between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. We are a major producer of talent for the region, boasting more than 6,000 students, 1,300 new graduates per year, and about 30,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in South Carolina.
USC Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is one of four universities within the University of South Carolina System. We have more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as 17 NCAA Division I sports teams.