University of South Carolina Lancaster
|University of South Carolina
|Dean||Walter P. Collins III|
|Location||Lancaster, SC, USA
|Campus||Urban, 150 acres (61 ha)|
The University of South Carolina Lancaster (often referred to as USCL or USC Lancaster) is a public university located in Lancaster. It is one of the four regional USC campuses which make-up Palmetto College. USCL is currently a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited two-year school in the USC System. As of 2012 more than 1,800 students attended the University at its campus in the Piedmont region of South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina conducted a program in the 1950s to expand its reach across the state of South Carolina. Five extension campuses were established and one branch was set up in Lancaster because it was the center of a six county region (Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, and York) in the Piedmont.
The University commenced classes in an old house in downtown Lancaster, but growth soon forced it to find a larger facility. With the generous support of the local community, the University moved to a tract of land on the northern limits of Lancaster. Six buildings serve as the campus for the University and associate's degrees are offered in the Technical Nursing, Criminal Justice and Business.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster sponsors 6 teams, known as the Lancers, to compete in Region X of the NJCAA. The Lancers field a Women's Soccer Team, its inaugural season in 2007, and a Men's Golf Team that competed for the first time in 2006. They also field a Men's and Women's Tennis Team. And 2008 was the inaugural season for the Baseball Team. Over the past year athletics have been adding new programs at USCL this also includes Women's Softball which began in the Fall of 2011.
USCL reports successful progress on new construction of its on-campus soccer field. USCL has broken ground the facility is taking shape as construction moves forward at a fast pace. Work on the field will continue into the Spring of 2011. With this growth, it will bring new development of a Men's Soccer Program to USCL in the Fall of 2012.
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