USC Upstate Student Voting Record Higher in 2012, According to Recent Study

February 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

With the South Carolina Primary rapidly approaching, you may find this item of interest!

University of South Carolina Upstate is one of about 800 colleges and universities that participated in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). The study is conducted by a research team affiliated with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

According to the study, our student voting rate for the 2012 election was much higher than average. This is especially remarkable given that both major presidential campaigns ignored South Carolina in the 30 days leading up to the election. Check out page 8 of the report.

The attached report provides our institution’s student voting rates for the 2012 and 2014 national elections. The data is broken down by characteristics such as age and field of study. This link provides a FAQ sheet that accompanies the attached voting report: