Classroom at the LGC

The Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC) is a state-funded organization dedicated to providing Charleston-area residents with convenient access to graduate-level academic programs.

In partnership with top-rated universities, the LGC offers both degree and certificate programs in a growing number of subject areas, including: education, engineering, social work, and health and wellness.
Our current graduate programs are offered through our founding institutions – the College of Charleston, The Citadel, and the Medical University of South Carolina – and our most recent partners, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Recognizing that an educated populace is key to economic growth and well-being, the LGC works with trusted advisors – business leaders, major employers, and academic institutions – throughout South Carolina to identify which graduate certificates and degrees will help meet the workforce needs in the Lowcountry region.

The LGC aims to ensure that local students have access to the resources necessary for career advancement. If a required graduate program is not available through our current partners, the LGC has the ability to develop further partnerships with universities in South Carolina and beyond.

The Lowcountry Graduate Center is housed in a contemporary teaching facility offering state-of-the-art technology, modern amenities, and a variety of student support services.
Our facility, shared with the College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies, is located at 3800 Paramount Drive in North Charleston: exit 15 on 526 West.