Number of Four Year Colleges/Universities: 1
Name: Francis Marion University
Total Enrollment: 4,000
FMU Profile: Francis Marion University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report Magazine as one of the South’s top 100 master’s level universities for 2006. The magazine also ranked FMU as having one of the most diverse student bodies among regional universities in the South for the fourth year in a row. FMU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 30 areas of study. FMU's visual art and art education program is one of seven colleges in the country accredited by the National Association of Art and Design (NASAD). The School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and was named by the Princeton Review as one of the "Best 237 Business Schools."
Number of Two Year Schools: 1
Name: Florence-Darlington Technical College
Total Enrollment: 4,061
FDTC Profile: FDTC continues to offer affordable, quality education in more than 60 fields of study. Acknowledged as the fastest growing institution of higher education in South Carolina during the late 1990s, FDTC´s curriculum enrollment has over 4,000 students and its Continuing Education Division enjoys about 30,000 registrations annually. Among the special programs and services located at the main campus are the ESAB School of Welding and Cutting (a part of ESAB University), the Advanced Welding and Cutting Center, the Caterpillar Dealer Academy, and a CISCO Systems Training Laboratory. Florence-Darlington Technical College´s Online College has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years and now offers several degree programs entirely online.
*Sources: SC Dept. of Education Data & Census Data.
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