Clemson University, in nearby Pickens County, is a selective, public land grant university in a college-town setting along a dynamic southeastern corridor. Named by Time Magazine in 2001 as “Best Public College of the Year,” Clemson offers 114 degrees in 75 undergraduate degree programs, 75 masters programs and 39 doctoral programs. Approximately 1,200 faculty – including 33 Fulbright Scholars – teach 17,000 students each year.
The College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University has consolidated many of its graduate business and community outreach programs to downtown Greenville. Clemson’s new facility at ONE is a vibrant center for business education conveniently located in the midst of a growing, globally engaged community. The new facility houses the MBA program, the MBA program in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Corporate Learning. The Master of Real Estate Development and graduate-level Management, Marketing, Accountancy & Finance programs are also based at ONE.
Furman University is a private coeducational institution founded in 1826. It has an established reputation as a leading liberal arts college. It offers degrees and pre-professional programs in over 40 subjects. More than half of Furman’s 2,600 students finished in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Furman also boasts a research-minded faculty and one of the strongest chemistry programs in the nation. The University is known for its emphasis on engaged learning, a problem-solving, project-oriented and experienced-based approach to the liberal arts. Engaged learning emphasizes the value of active learning, research, service learning, internships, and study abroad. U.S. News and World Report ranks Furman 4th among national liberal arts colleges in the area “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects.”
Bob Jones University
Bob Jones University is a nondenominational, Christian liberal arts institution that offers over 120 undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Religion, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Education, and Applied Sciences. More than 65 graduate majors are offered. Bob Jones is the largest liberal arts university in South Carolina. Bob Jones serves nearly 5,000 students from around the United States and over 40 countries. Top firms as well as top graduate programs seek BJU graduates. One of the highlights of the campus is the University Museum and Gallery, which has been proclaimed one of the greatest collections of religious art in the Western Hemisphere.
Greenville Technical College
Greenville Technical College, founded in 1962, is a four-campus system, providing education and training to more than 15,000 students. Programs include business, health, engineering, and industrial careers along with a university transfer option that provides an economical route to a four-year degree. The College’s continuing education division offers classes that improve skills in specific areas. As of 2000, more than 75,000 individuals and 2,000 companies had been served by continuing education programs.
North Greenville University
North Greenville University is a small, coeducational liberal arts institution located 18 miles north of Greenville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the fall of 2005, the North Greenville Board of Trustees approved a change from North Greenville College to North Greenville University. Accredited by multiple associations including the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, North Greenville University offers basic liberal arts curricula that lead to the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. North Greenville presents distinctive, innovative programs that attract and meet the needs of non-traditional students. Enrollment is approximately 1,500.
The University Center
The University Center, a nonprofit consortium of seven different South Carolina colleges and universities, is dedicated to increasing access and educational opportunities for citizens of the Greenville metropolitan area. The state-of-the-art teaching and learning center is designed to serve the needs of working adults. Most courses are offered during the evenings, for the convenience of working adults. Some daytime and weekend classes are also available. Seven senior institutions are members in the University Center’s consortium: Clemson, Furman, Lander, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State, University of South Carolina, and USC Upstate.
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