Ranked as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South by US News and World Report, the University of South Carolina at Aiken offers students undergraduate degrees through the College of Humanities and Science, the Schools of Business and Education, the College of Sciences and the School of Nursing.
Science looms large at USC-Aiken, and the centerpiece of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is the DuPont Planetarium. Housing four state-of-the-art telescopes, a graphics projector and an automated special-effects system, the Planetarium offers programs for K-12 students, the community and university students.
For entrepreneurs and small businesses, USC-Aiken supports the region through its Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a facility providing services, resources, and workshops for the region’s start-up companies.
In addition to USC-Aiken, Aiken and Edgefield also offer options for vocational and technical training. The Aiken Technical College (ATC), one of the state’s leading technical training facilities, provides hands-on training in the areas of metalworking, health services, radiology and, through a unique program, fire detection. Each year, more than 3,400 students enroll in credit courses to earn degrees, diplomas and certificates in computer technology, office systems technology, industrial/occupational or engineering technology, business, health, and public service.
Local Colleges and Universities: Fall 2010 Enrollment Profiles
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