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USC Upstate At a Glance

History
A coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution founded in 1967.

Academics
Bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education and master’s degrees in education.

Enrollment
Approximately 5,300 students with an 18:1 student/faculty ratio and average class size of 25.

Faculty
377 individuals teach courses at USC Upstate. Ninety-eight percent of the full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

Location
Spartanburg Campus: 800 University Way, Spartanburg, South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Greenville Campus: University Center, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, South Carolina.

Campus
Approximately 330 acres with 12 major buildings, plus the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex and the Susan Jacobs Arboretum.

Library
Open 88 hours per week with reference/research assistance available 80 hours per week. The library has 36 computers; holdings of more than 233,000 books, journals, microforms and media; and offers over 26,000 e-books and more than 30,000 electronic full text journals via 160-plus databases.