Other Area Colleges
Erskine College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Due West, SC in historic Abbeville County about 20 miles from Anderson, SC. The college is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers 23 different undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 20 majors within 15 broad fields of study. Erskine has an enrollment of approximately 700 students.
Furman University is a private liberal arts university founded in 1826. The university is nationally acclaimed for its academic excellence, Engaged Learning program and campus beauty. It offers degrees and pre-professional programs in more than 40 subjects. About 40% of Furman’s 2,900 students finished in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Furman also boasts a research minded faculty and one of the strongest chemistry programs in the nation.
Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University, in nearby Central, SC, offers majors in more than 30 areas of study. SWU also has several pre-professional advising programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy, law and nursing: (Leadership Education for Adult Professionals) program provides diverse, high-quality undergraduate programs guided by a Christian worldview and are designed for adult learners, allowing them to advance their professional and educational goals while maintaining a career. Founded in 1906, SWU has an enrollment of over 1,400 traditional and nontraditional students.
The University Center
The University Center, a nonprofit consortium of seven different colleges and universities, is dedicated to increasing access and educational opportunities for citizens of the Greenville metropolitan area. The state-of-the-art teaching and learning center is designed to serve the needs of working adults. Most courses are offered during the evenings, for the convenience of working adults. Some daytime and weekend classes are also available. Moreover, seven senior institutions are members in the University Center’s consortium: Clemson, Furman, Lander, MUSC, SC State, USC and USCU. The Center offers more than 600 courses in 25 graduate and 21 undergraduate degree programs.
The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research is a 250-acre automotive and motorsports research campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The facility includes a graduate school offering Masters and Doctoral degrees in automotive engineering. Furthermore, the Center offers programs focused on systems integration.
Advanced Materials Center
The Clemson University-Advanced Materials Center is a focal point for leading-edge material discovery, characterization, and application. It is anchored by a state-of-the-art research facility & will continue to be a major magnet for private-sector partnerships. At the heart of the campus is the 111,000 square foot Advanced Materials Research Laboratory. The AMRL holds some of the world’s brightest researchers, using state-of-the-art equipment. The National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and NASA have all recognized the laboratory’s work and have offered funding to fuel future innovation. With a foundation of partnership and collaboration, the CU-AMC also features resources for start-up companies, early-stage innovation companies, and mature corporations.