August in Columbia means thousands of students will pour into the area, filling the community with a thriving college scene that puts a smile on the faces of residents and visitors. The students are part of the reason Columbia is such a progressive area. The impact of these colleges and universities ripples throughout the community, changing the way Columbia looks and what Columbia is. Great Columbia Giveaway clue: 3 of the region's institutions of higher learning are historically black.
More than half a billion dollars in infrastructure investment is on the books and ready to transform a river corridor, significant sites and community gateways into a destination you'll want to visit and won't want to miss. Plans for a multi-million dollar project planned by the University of South Carolina (USC), to include a new baseball stadium along the Congaree River, 47 acres of greenspace and a center for research that will rival any on the East Coast, caused one University trustee to say that it "will turn this mid-size city into a world-class destination."
Pictured above: University of South Carolina's Historic Horseshoe, Allen University's Historic Arnett Hall)
The first thing you'll notice when you visit Limestone College is that we are grounded in history. Founded in 1845, our campus is a unique combination of history and progress, with about half of our...More
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. One of the oldest Lutheran seminaries in North America, Southern is a fully accredited graduate...More
The present-day Midlands Technical College is the product of a rich and unique history. In 1964, three separate career-oriented institutions merged to form Midlands Technical College (MTC), a...More