Accreditations & Accolades

Accreditation

The University of South Carolina Aiken is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

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The University of South Carolina Aiken is an accredited member of AACSB International. AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration.

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The BSN program at the University of South Carolina Aiken School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

Accolades

Ranked #27 among the “Top Public Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #34 among the “Best Value Schools, Regional Universities South” by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #60 among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility, Regional Universities South” by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #24 among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the South by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #44 among the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #84 among the “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

National Acclaim Granted to USC Aiken’s Nursing Program

The University of South Carolina Aiken was honored as one of the nation’s “Colleges of Distinction” for the 2023-2024 academic year for its high-impact educational practices. The university has earned additional recognition for three specific professional programs: business, education and nursing. USC Aiken’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

National Acclaim Granted to USC Aiken’s Business Programs

The University of South Carolina Aiken was honored as one of the nation’s “Colleges of Distinction” for the 2023-2024 academic year for its high-impact educational practices. The university has earned additional recognition for three specific professional programs: business, education and nursing. USC Aiken business administration degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Earned the #1 ranking for affordable online RN to BSN programs in South Carolina. Ranking was determined by program factors including program costs, outcomes, student debt and earnings, and reputation.

Awarded Military-Friendly© Gold Status '23-'24

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