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South Carolina State University

History

  • South Carolina State University (SC State) is a state-funded secular university.
  • It was founded as a land-grant institution in 1896 (following the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, US states were given federal land to help them establish colleges focussing on the teaching of practical agriculture, science, military science and engineering), and was the state's sole public college for black students.
  • SC State provided agricultural and mechanical training to many generations of black students, and by sending representatives into rural counties, also provided knowledge and information to impoverished black families.
  • The university has been open to white students and faculty since 1966, but has retained its character as an historically black college and university (HBCU).

Address

South Carolina State University, 300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, SC 29115, USA