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The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education publishes a variety of documents and reports on higher education practices in the state for citizens, higher education facilities, and the General Assembly.

Recent Submissions

  • S.C. Need-Based Grant & College Transition Program 2019-2020 academic year 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-03)
    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 ...
  • Annual report on the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and South Carolina activities 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-22)
    This annual report includes a background of the SARA initiative and updates about NC-SARA and South Carolina activities. SARA is a voluntary, interstate reciprocity agreement that establishes comparable standards for ...
  • Report on program productivity, FY2014-2018 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-03)
    The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education adopted a policy on program productivity which provides for the biennial review of enrollment and degrees awarded in all degree programs by all public four-year colleges ...
  • An overview and data report on College Application Month 2020 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-03)
    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 ...
  • Report on terminated and approved, new and modified academic degree programs and certificates from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-03)
    This report provides an overview of program activity from July1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, identifying academic degree programs terminated and approved; program concentrations terminated and approved; changes to program ...
  • Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program 2019-2020 summary 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-03)
    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. ...
  • Annual report on licensing activities for FY 2019-2020 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-03)
    Under South Carolina law, all licenses for higher education institutions operating in the state are program- and site-specific. This report lists degree and non-degree institutions of higher education licensed in the state. ...
  • Annual report on licensing activities for FY 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-17)
    Under South Carolina law, all licenses for higher education institutions operating in the state are program- and site-specific. This report lists degree and non-degree institutions of higher education licensed in the state. ...
  • Reopening during a COVID-19 Pandemic critical questions for institutions of higher education 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-15)
    The guide, while neither comprehensive nor prescriptive, offers a checklist of activities and considerations identified as important for a safe, thoughtful, and effective reopening of college campuses. These considerations ...
  • Refunding Spring 2020 student fees guidance 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-01)
    The following guidance is provided for refunding student fees associated with the suspension of in-person instruction due to COVID-19 during the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Commissioner biographies 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-23)
    This is a collective biography of commissioners of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
  • Facilities policies & procedures manual 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-17)
    This manual incorporates the permanent improvement requirements of the Department of Administration and the Joint Bond Review Committee to the extent possible. The manual has been developed for use in making the submission ...
  • Consideration of FY 2021-22 appropriation request and FY 2019-20 annual report for the EIA funded Teacher Recruitment Project, Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-03)
    This gives financial information about the South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement.
  • Consideration of Annual Evaluation of Associate Degree Programs FY 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-30)
    This is annual review of associate degrees in the State’s public higher education institutions. The purposes of this is to insure that programs demonstrate responsiveness to employment trends and meet minimum standards of ...
  • Report on terminated and approved, new and modified academic degree programs and certificates from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-05)
    This report provides an overview of program activity from July1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, identifying academic degree programs terminated and approved; program concentrations terminated and approved; changes to program ...
  • An overview and data report on college application month 2019 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-04)
    There is a national effort aims to assist high school seniors in navigating the college admissions process and to ensure that each participating student submits at least one college admissions application. The South ...
  • S.C. Need-Based Grant & College Transition Program 2018-19 academic year 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-04)
    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 ...
  • Information report on staff-approved modifications 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-05)
    This table shows academic program modifications Commission staff approved from October 31, 2019 – February 6, 2020.
  • COVID-19 higher ed FAQs 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-20)
    This paper answers questions concerning how the coronavirus affects students at colleges and universities.
  • 2019-2020 legislation of interest for higher education 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-28)
    This report includes selected bills of interest for higher education. The listing is not exhaustive. Legislation is listed in numeric order. House (H.) bills are listed first and followed by Senate (S.) bills and Regulations.

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