FINDING A NICHE OR TWO:
SOUTH CAROLINA’S EPSCOR-IDEA PROGRAM

Box B-6
South Carolina

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SOURCE: USGS

Population (2011): 4.7 M

Size: 32,020 sq mi

Gross State Production (FY 2011):$ 165785 M

Four-year Universities: there are eleven colleges are universities, six of which are public, including two technical colleges and The Citadel.

First year in the EPSCoR Program: 1980

South Carolina is one of the five original EPSCoR states and has been an active participant in the programs ever since. Universities in South Carolina have been awarded grants from NSF EPSCoR and NIH IDeA, as well as from EPSCoR programs managed by the USDA, DOD, DOE, EPA, and NASA.



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