Launched in 2013, Palmetto College is the University of South Carolina’s online bachelor’s degree completion consortium providing leadership, management, and coordination of online education across all eight USC campuses. Through Palmetto College, students can begin and complete high-quality bachelor’s degrees, through asynchronous or real-time delivery, without disrupting personal, family, and professional commitments.
In addition to its degree completion mission, Palmetto College is also an administrative organization encompassing the University’s four associate degree-granting regional campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter and Union) and Extended University.
Susan Elkins, Chancellor
Chris Nesmith, Associate Provost and Dean
The Extended University unit of Palmetto College offers instruction, courses, programs and services designed for students who need courses at convenient sites and times or in flexible formats, compatible with their jobs or other schedule restrictions. Undergraduate programs in Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership are offered as part of Palmetto College, and associates degrees are available to military service members and affiliated groups through the Fort Jackson Program.
Chris Nesmith, Dean
Steve Lowe, Director, Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership
Palmetto College – Extended University
Palmetto College Campuses