South Carolina State University announced Tuesday that it’s returning to the University Center of Greenville.
Upstate students now have the option to take S.C. State’s undergraduate and graduate courses at the center. The fall semester begins on Aug. 20.
"South Carolina State University is happy to provide access to affordable higher education to the citizens in the Upstate. In addition, the university is providing graduate education in the field of education that will help train the professionals needed for South Carolina's public schools. S.C. State's presence in the Upstate will have a positive impact on citizens there who wish to earn bachelor's and graduate degrees to advance their careers and communities," said Dr. Learie B. Luke, S.C. State provost.
Current programs being offered at UCG are: bachelor’s in management degree, education specialist degree and doctor of education degree.
UCG was established to conveniently bring bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to greater Greenville area residents and working professionals. According to the center's website, its mission is "to advance the access and attainment of higher education degrees for the benefit of the citizens and economic community of greater Greenville, South Carolina."
"We are enthused to return to the University Center of Greenville this fall semester. Students in the Upstate can access our courses without having to travel to Orangeburg to take them," Luke said.
Other member institutions at UCG include the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. Graduates will receive their diplomas from the institution of their degree program.