Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. The university has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. The School of Graduate Studies at SC State has expanded to now offer 19 different subject matter emphases, which comprise 12 degree programs: an Ed.D. and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration, two M.A. programs, one M.A.T, four M.Ed., and three M.S. programs. SC State is the only historically black college and university (HBCU) to be ranked as an over performing college in the U.S. and is No 5. among national public HBCU’s by U.S. News and World Report.