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

  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Commissioner biographies 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-15)
    This is a collective biography of commissioners of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
  • REACH Act guidelines 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12)
    South Carolina Act 26 of 2021, hereinafter the "REACH Act" requires undergraduate students to complete a three-credit course that requires, at a minimum, the reading of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, ...
  • Consideration of FY 2022-23 appropriation request and FY 2020-21 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, 2021-09-02)
    This gives financial information about the South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement.
  • Consideration of Annual Evaluation of Associate Degree Programs FY 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-12)
    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 ...
  • Proviso 117.153 of the 2021-21 General Appropriations Act 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-10-28)
    As part of the General Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021-22, the General Assembly raised the dollar threshold for projects to be considered permanent improvement projects under statute. For projects submitted by ...
  • SC state approving agency update 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-02)
    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, ...
  • REACH Act guidelines 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    South Carolina Act 26 of 2021, hereinafter the "REACH Act" requires undergraduate students to complete a three-credit course that requires, at a minimum, the reading of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, ...
  • Annual report on admission standards for first-time entering freshmen, FY 2012-13 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2013-10-03)
    In April 1988, the Advisory Committee on Academic Programs adopted a procedure that requires each institution to report annually on applications, acceptances, and enrollment and to specify the minimum approximate SAT score ...
  • Annual report on admission standards for first-time entering freshmen, FY 2011-12 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2012-10-04)
    In April 1988, the Advisory Committee on Academic Programs adopted a procedure that requires each institution to report annually on applications, acceptances, and enrollment and to specify the minimum approximate SAT score ...
  • Consideration of annual report on admission standards for first-time entering freshmen, FY 2010-11 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011-09-08)
    In April 1988, the Advisory Committee on Academic Programs adopted a procedure that requires each institution to report annually on applications, acceptances, and enrollment and to specify the minimum approximate SAT score ...
  • Consideration of annual report on admission standards for first-time entering freshmen, FY 2009-10 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2010-10-08)
    In April 1988, the Advisory Committee on Academic Programs adopted a procedure that requires each institution to report annually on applications, acceptances, and enrollment and to specify the minimum approximate SAT score ...
  • Consideration of annual evaluation of associate degree programs FY 2009-2010 

    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (South Carolina State Library, 2012-03-01)
    This is an annual review of associate degrees in the State’s public higher education institutions. The purposes of this annual review are to insure that programs demonstrate responsiveness to employment trends and meet ...

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