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USC Upstate is one of approximately 800 colleges and universities that participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE). The study is conducted by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.
The attached report provides USC Upstate's student voting rates for the 2012 and 2014 national elections. The data are broken down by characteristics such as age and field of study. Perhaps the most interesting information is on page eight, which indicates that student
voting rate for the 2012 election was much higher than average. This is especially remarkable given that both major presidential campaigns ignored South Carolina in the 30 days leading up to the election.
Center for International Studies
Center for Research and Scholarship Support
Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
Metropolitan Studies Institute
Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science Campus Life Center 202864-503-5670
Associate Director of Metropolitan EngagementAdmin 326F864-503-7366
Heather RossiVolunteer Program CoordinatorCampus Life Center, 202864-503-5106
Charlie LaferAmeriCorps VISTA Campus Life Center, 202864-503-7200
Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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