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Columbia College sees new student enrollment bump as it goes fully co-ed for first time
COLUMBIA — Columbia College leaders are celebrating a surge in first-year student enrollment numbers they say keeps the private liberal arts school on track for a strong future — and a sign that turning the 167-year-old institution into a fully co-educational facility is quickly paying dividends.
The college, located about five miles north of downtown Columbia, added 282 new undergraduates for its fall semester that began Aug. 12, up from 163 from the same time in 2020 and a 130 percent jump from 2019 figures.
Among private colleges in the state, Columbia College had the second-largest drop in enrollment from fall 2017 to 2018, according to statistics from the state Commission on Higher Education.
Columbia startup raises millions to build software for trucking, aims to reshape industry
COLUMBIA (The Post and Courier Columbia) — Motor Supply Inc. is not your typical trucking company, co-founded on something of a dare by a Columbia computer scientist with no prior experience in the industry. The teams’ technical skill sets combined with on-the-job experience gained while directing 17 semis back and forth across the United States […]
OC Tech among two Orangeburg colleges awarded Department of Education grant to support underserved students
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) is one of two colleges in the City of Orangeburg and three in the state to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support postsecondary students throughout the country. OC Tech is calling the grant “Race to the Finish.” The focus is to reach out […]