Palmetto College is an online degree completion program offered by USC campuses throughout the state. The USC Campuses that have Palmetto College programs include: Columbia, Aiken, Upstate, and Beaufort. The program is designed for students who have already completed their general education requirements and need to finish their undergraduate degree online.
USC Aiken’s Palmetto College program offers degrees in Business/Management, Business/Accounting and Special Education. The requirements for these degrees are the same as those for the on-campus program.
USC Aiken’s Palmetto College business programs are accredited through ACCSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the Special Education program by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).
Most students are able to complete their degree in 2-3 years. Completion time depends on the number of hours transferred and the number of courses a student takes each semester.
|Fall 2018||July 15, 2018|
|Spring 2019||December 1, 2018|
For a full-time student, Palmetto College in-state tuition is approximately $5,000 + fees per semester (fall/spring). Out-of-state tuition is approximately $10,000 + fees per semester (fall/spring). For more financial information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page.
To be eligible for this online degree program, students must have:
45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution and completion of specific courses. GPA Requirements are as follows:
Business program: minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Special Education: minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
The courses are offered in an intensive 8-week format. Each semester is broken into two sessions. Typically, full-time students take two courses each term.