USC Upstate Designated A National College of Distinction

July 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate has been included in the 2018-19 edition of “Colleges of Distinction,” a national guide for colleges recognized for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education.

USC Upstate is one of five South Carolina public universities to achieve the national “Colleges of Distinction” designation. Additionally, the University has been named a “South Carolina College of Distinction” and a “Public College of Distinction.”

“USC Upstate is proud to be recognized as a College of Distinction,” said Clif Flynn, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at USC Upstate. “At USC Upstate we create transformative opportunities for our students through high-impact practices such as service-learning classes, study abroad, internships, or research with a professor – practices that prepare students to think critically and thus to be better equipped to find solutions in an ever-changing world.”

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process includes data on schools looking for and keeping students engaged, confirmation that schools value great teaching, evidence of vibrant campus communities and successful alumni. The process takes place through discussions with high school counselors, recommendations from heads of admissions, talks with parents, students and professors as well as in-person visits to campuses.

This is the first time that USC Upstate has been featured in the guidebook and on the Colleges of Distinction website. Colleges of Distinction’s annual guidebook will be released this fall.

See what other colleges and universities made the 2018-19 Colleges of Distinction list.