USC Upstate offers a total of 15 online and hybrid programs that allow our students to complete a USC Upstate degree in the way that best meets their needs. Over 10% of USC Upstate students are enrolled in fully online programs, and nearly 33% of our students enroll in at least one online course each semester.
USC Upstate’s online programs were ranked the #1 Best Online College in South Carolina by SR Education Group based on low tuition and the highest median annual alumni salaries in the state ($72,700).
The purpose of distance education at USC Upstate is to offer existing programs and courses using online and distance delivery methods. It seeks to provide a high quality student experience by expanding the times and places of program offerings and embracing technological innovation. Through partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses, industries and both community and public agencies, USC Upstate will create learning opportunities as they are needed. The institution will show operational stewardship by providing these essential services efficiently.
To maintain the high quality of existing academic programs delivered through distance education as defined by appropriate accrediting agencies
To comply with the SREB Principles of Good Practice for distance education
To ensure the technology used is appropriate to the nature and objectives of the programs