About South Carolina State University
South Carolina State University established in 1896, it is a Historically Black University. It currently has 3,744 undergraduate students with an additional 582 graduate students. Founded in 1947, the ROTC program, or “Bulldog Battalion,” annually produces about 100 cadets and is one of the largest producers of minority officers for the Army. The university has the only undergraduate degree program in nuclear engineering in South Carolina. Coach Willie Jefferies ’60, Harry Carson ’75, David “Deacon” Jones’ 58, and Marion Motley ’39 have been inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. South Carolina State University competes in NCAA Division I-AA athletics and the school mascot is the Bulldog.
Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into the next century.