Overview: South Carolina has 8 historically black colleges and universities, all of which are currently accredited (Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Clinton Junior College, Denmark Technical College, Morris College, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College). 6 institutions are 4-year degree granting programs, with Clinton Junior College Denmark Technical College offering 2-year programs. The size of their undergraduate programs range from 523 at Voorhees College to 2,788 at South Carolina State. Six-year graduation rates range from 28.2% at Allen University to 49.2% at Claflin University.
The Choosing a College/Career Pathway (SC) activity, provides guidance into the type of pathways into and through the South Carolina Technical College system into 4-year institutions. South Carolina HBCUs, both public and private, have transfer agreements with technical colleges and dual degree programs with other institutions. The lesson in this activity provides further insight into the range of available opportunities.