University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
The Salkehatchie campus was established in 1965 as a regional center of the University of South Carolina as the result of local civic commitment and momentum. Since then, USC Salkehatchie has provided opportunities in higher education to hundreds of students who are placebound or desire to attend college closer to home. As the campus has grown, so has its educational, cultural, and economic impact on the community. Salkehatchie expects to continue to play an important part in the lives of local citizens as the institution enters its fifth decade of service to the rural lowcountry.
The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie recruits students prepared to succeed in completing a baccalaureate-level education. While the institution does not offer remedial instruction, it is nonetheless able to admit most students who apply due to the close working relationship between students and faculty. Enrollment varies with community need, but is expected to remain at approximately 950 students.
The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie was established to encourage higher education in the counties of Allendale, Bamburg, Barnwell, Colleton and Hampton. The original design of the institution incorporated a flexibility that has allowed changes in institutional capability with increasing educational demands of constituents.
The institution awards the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and provides for the completion of selected bachelor’s degrees on campus through cooperative agreements and delivery structures with other USC System institutions. USC Salkehatchie also provides general education and upper division coursework applicable to baccalaureate degree programs offered through colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to academic coursework, the mission of the campus includes non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops made available to the community for cultural enrichment and professional development.
The USC Salkehatchie East Campus is located at 807 Hampton Street in Walterboro, SC.