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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  • 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 ...
  • Commission on Higher Education 2020-21 CPIP analysis 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-04)
    Each year the state considers a Comprehensive Permanent Improvement Plan (CPIP), as outlined in S.C. Code Section 2-47-55, for all agencies responsible for providing and maintaining physical facilities. Each public institution ...
  • CHE professional doctoral university classification 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-14)
    Except for five doctoral degrees and two engineering related bachelor’s degrees authorized by the General Assembly, four-year colleges and institutions in South Carolina may only offer baccalaureate and master’s degrees ...
  • Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program 2020-2021 summary 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-02)
    The South Carolina General Assembly established the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program in 1988 to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors and encourage these students to attend college in the State. ...
  • Higher education policy update 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (2022-05-02)
    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 (2022-04-25)
    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 (2022-04-19)
    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 (2022-04-12)
    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 (2022-03-14)
    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 (2022-03-07)
    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 (2022-02-28)
    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 (2022-02-14)
    The Commission on Higher Education regularly publishes policy updates concerning education policies and legislation for the citizens of South Carolina.

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