Higher Education

Young adults who are ready to embark on the next leg of their academic journey can do so without traveling far. There are a host of nearby community and technical school options as well as several private and public college and universities.

Greenville Technical College – Brashier Campus (Simpsonville) offers more than 100 academic programs, degree, diploma and certificate classes/programs at eight locations.

Spartanburg Community College (Spartanburg) is an open admission, two-year institution that offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs.

ITT Technical Institute Greenville (Greenville) offers technical training in electronics, drafting design, IT and business.

Virginia College Greenville (Greenville) provides career training in fields such as business and office, computer networking, cosmetology, culinary arts and health and medical.

Bob Jones University (Greenville) is a Christian liberal arts university with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in four schools, a college and a seminary.

Brown Mackie College-Greenville (Greenville) is a for-profit college offering bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs in early childhood education, legal studies, IT and health sciences.

Wofford College (Spartanburg) is an independent national liberal arts college and one of the few four-year institutions in the southeastern United States founded before the Civil War that still operates on its original campus. It offers 64 majors, minors and programs. The campus is also considered a national arboretum.

University of South Carolina Upstate (formerly University of South Carolina Spartanburg) (Spartanburg) is said to be the fastest growing university in the state. It is a public university offering bachelor’s degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education; and master’s degree programs in education, nursing and informatics.

Furman University (Greenville) is a private coeducational institution, the oldest in the state. It offers majors and programs in 42 subjects, is the highest-ranked liberal arts college in South Carolina and the fifth highest ranked in the South.

North Greenville University (Greenville) is a comprehensive university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention offering bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree programs and doctoral programs.

Anderson University (Anderson) is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 60
areas of study.