Welcome to the University of South Carolina Upstate, where excellence meets innovation!
As a leading institution of higher learning, we provide an outstanding educational experience through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and a vibrant campus community. With a diverse faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a wide range of programs, USC Upstate offers unparalleled opportunities for pursuing passions and achieving goals.
Founded in 1967, USC 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.
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.
University of South Carolina Upstate
Regional comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, education, and more.
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina (Population: 345,000+)
Annual Economic Impact: $500 million+
Enrollment: Nearly 5,000 students
- Full-Time – 218
- Part-Time – 159
- Total – 377
Total Employment (Faculty and Staff): 774
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Athletic Nickname: Spartans
- 15 Division I teams
- Member of the Big South Conference
- 250 student-athletes
- 330-acre main campus
- 60,000-square-foot business school in downtown Spartanburg
- Campus at University Center Greenville
Fraternities and Sororities: 12
Student Organizations and Clubs: 90+
Tuition: Information on in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.
|Student Characteristics (All Students)||#||%|
|Percent of all students who are male||1,554||31.64%|
|Percent of all students who are female||3,357||68.36%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||5||0.10%|
|Black or African American||1,477||30.08%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||2||0.04%|
|Two or more races||224||4.56%|
|Race and ethnicity unknown||146||2.97%|
|Percent of International Students||29||1%|
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Rankings (U.S. News and World Report 2024):
- No. 22 in Regional Colleges South
- No. 4 in Top Public Schools (No. 2 in South Carolina)
- No. 4 in Best Colleges for Veterans
- No. 10 in Top Performers on Social Mobility