Education

Education

Senate panel backs state takeover of struggling Denmark Tech

Enrollment at the two-year college in rural Bamberg County has dropped to about 600 from 1,800, according to Tim Hardee, president of the S.C. Technical College System. In four years, its cash on hand has plummeted to about $285,000 from just over $9 million, Hardee said. Local students are choosing to drive to three other nearby technical colleges.

Education

USC international business program keeps No. 1 ranking

The University of South Carolina’s international master of business administration program is again tops in the country. The program, housed in USC’s Darla Moore School of Business, ranked No. 1 in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” publication.

Politics & Government

Free technical college in SC could get tested in fall

The groundwork for free technical college in South Carolina could be laid this fall in Greenwood County. A $76 million proposal to pay the tech college tuition of S.C. high school graduates is dead in the water at the State House. But the idea’s supporters hope to build momentum for the idea through a pilot program, starting this fall.

Videos

Why South Carolina students are learning Mandarin Chinese

K-7 students are learning Mandarin Chinese at East Point Academy, a Chinese immersion charter school with 570 students in West Columbia.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
Why South Carolina students are learning Mandarin Chinese 1:15

Why South Carolina students are learning Mandarin Chinese

USC president Harris Pastides makes the case for a bond bill for higher education building projects 1:52

USC president Harris Pastides makes the case for a bond bill for higher education building projects

How USC land purchases affect Columbia community outside university 1:42

How USC land purchases affect Columbia community outside university

Columbia College Challenges and Advantages 1:30

Columbia College Challenges and Advantages