The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education was founded in 1967 and is the coordinating board for South Carolina's 33 higher education institutions. The Commission for Higher Education is a local advocate for higher education and also serves as the General Assembly's oversight arm for higher education.

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  • REACH Act compliance policy 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-05)
    The Reinforcing College Education on America’s Constitutional Heritage Act (REACH Act), requires undergraduate students of South Carolina public institutions of higher learning to complete a three-credit course in which ...
  • Directory licensed non-degree (occupational training) institutions under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act, chapter 58 of title 59, sections 10 through 140, South Carolina code of laws as amended and South Carolina Commission on Higher Education regulations chapter 62 

    South Carolina Commission of Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-03-10)
    This directory of licensed non-degree institutions gives addresses, telephone numbers and owner information for the schools.
  • 2022 statistical abstract 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-01-24)
    The South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive, single-source compilation of tables and graphs which report data frequently requested by members of the coordinating board, staffs of colleges ...
  • Commissioner biographies 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-02-02)
    This is a collective biography of commissioners of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
  • Proviso 117.140 of the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-11-18)
    As part of the General Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2022-23, the General Assembly raised the dollar threshold for projects to be considered permanent improvement projects under statute. For projects submitted by ...
  • 2021-2022 program report 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-25)
    This report gives statictics on programs administered by CERRA.
  • College Transition Scholarship Program 2021-2022 summary report 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-01)
    Some higher education institutions provide comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Eligible students may receive financial aid to participate in these programs if ...
  • SC state approving agency update 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-05)
    The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Veterans Education and Training Section is designated as the State Approving Agency (SAA), by the Office of the Governor. The SAA is responsible for reviewing, approving, ...
  • 2018-2019 annual report on the Academic Common Market Program 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-15)
    The Academic Common Market program was designed “to share between states specified degree programs located at southern public colleges and universities through an exchange of students across borders at in-state rates.” ...
  • Requesting education verification & transcripts from closed institutions 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2023-01-18)
    The SC Commission on Higher Education serves as the repository for some student records from licensed institutions that have closed. Typically, the only documentation on file is an academic transcript. This paper explains ...
  • Tucker Hipps Transparency Act 265 of 2016 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-05)
    A public higher education institution, excluding technical colleges, MUSC and The Citadel, must maintain a report of actual findings of violations of the institution's Conduct of Student Organizations by fraternity and ...
  • Fines and fees report 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (2022-09-28)
    Fines and fees reports are submitted in accordance with the Appropriations Act. It states in order to promote accountability and transparency, each state agency must provide and release to the public via the agency's ...
  • 2022 accountability report 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • Commissioner biographies 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-14)
    This is a collective biography of commissioners of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
  • Report on historical funding of South Carolina institutions of higher education 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-31)
    With a few exceptions, since 1896 the state of South Carolina has provided lower levels of financial support to public institutions of higher education than other states, both regionally and nationally. While South ...
  • Higher education policy update 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (2022-05-17)
    The Commission on Higher Education regularly publishes policy updates concerning education policies and legislation for the citizens of South Carolina.
  • Higher education policy update 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (2022-01-31)
    The Commission on Higher Education regularly publishes policy updates concerning education policies and legislation for the citizens of South Carolina.
  • Final AY 2021-22 REACH Act compliance report 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-29)
    Act 26 of 2021, commonly known as the “REACH ACT,” directs the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) to annually collect information from public institutions of higher education to ensure they are in compliance with its provisions.
  • An overview and data report on College Application Month 2021 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-02)
    South Carolina joined the American Council on Education in 2009 as the fifth state to implement College Application Month events statewide. The national effort aims to assist high school seniors in navigating the college ...
  • S.C. Need-Based Grant & College Transition Program 2020-2021 academic year 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-02)
    The S.C. General Assembly established the South Carolina Need-Based Grant Program in 1996, to provide additional financial assistance to South Carolina’s neediest students. The S.C. Commission on Higher Education was ...

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