Why Salk?


USC Salkehatchie offers a university education close to home. We have campuses in Allendale and Walterboro.


Would you prefer a small college with a friendly atmosphere? The faculty to student ratio at USC Salkehatchie is 1:16.


Attending USC Salkehatchie for the first two years of college could SAVE about $20,000 in tuition costs.  Additionally, students and their families can save money by commuting from home to USC Salkehatchie, where there are no residence hall or meal plan costs. Read more about how you can LEARN, EARN and SAVE.


Entering students are eligible for academic scholarships if they scored 1000 or higher on the SAT or graduated in the top 10 percent of their class. The application deadline for institutional scholarships is February 15 prior to the fall semester in which the student will begin. Talk to financial aid counselors today to learn about other federal and state programs.


In addition to the caring faculty, our Opportunity Scholars Program can help with services such as counseling, study skills, tutoring, and disability assistance.


USC Salkehatchie has been serving the community for more than 45 years with a solid tradition of excellence. The campus is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is part of the University of South Carolina system.


We offer enrichment activities year-round, from campus athletic programs, student ambassadors, and student government, to dances, quiz bowls, and fun days.


USC Salkehatchie awards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, in addition to preparing students to move into a four-year program. If students stay within the USC system, they only have to change campus, not re-apply for admission.


Some four-year programs are available on the campus, through USC partnerships. A bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education is available in partnership with USC Aiken. Partnerships with USC Columbia make bachelor’s degrees in Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership, or  Nursing other options.