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Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina is college with 205 students located in Charleston, SC.

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The Medical University of South Carolina has served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824. It has expanded from a small private college for the training of physicians to a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of a broad range of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health related personnel.

College of Medicine

When the Medical College of South Carolina was chartered by the South Carolina legislature on December 20, 1823 it became the tenth medical school in the United States and the first in the Deep South. Founded as a private, proprietary institution by members of the Medical Society of South Carolina, the college's early faculty bore full financial and curricular responsibility for the institution until 1913 when the state assumed ownership of the school.

The Medical College opened in 1824 with a faculty of seven Charleston physicians and thirty students. The first students graduated on April 4, 1825. The institution has served continuously since its founding, except for a four-year cessation during the Civil War, 1861--1865. Following the Civil War, the college was reorganized and continued to operate, at one point with as few as two students. The 1910 Flexner Report noted that there were 34 faculty, all part time, and 213 students whose fees were the only source of financial support for the school. In late 1913 the state legislature was successfully petitioned to transfer ownership of the school to the state. Incorporation of the medical college as a state institution brought public funding, and allowed teaching and service roles to expand steadily. By faculty resolution, resulting in an amendment to the charter in 1881, the Medical College created a Department of Pharmacy that was the first of its kind in the Deep South. The School of Pharmacy was organized in 1881, with students admitted a year later. The program was discontinued after two years, then resumed on a permanent basis in 1894, offering the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy. The program leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy was begun in 1936. A Doctor of Pharmacy degree program was begun in 1973, and a PhD program in pharmaceutical sciences was initiated in 1982 (the latter administered through the MUSC College of Graduate Studies in collaboration with the University of South Carolina.) The MUSC College of Pharmacy, which has been in continuous service since 1894, matriculated its final class under the current program of study in 2005. It continued to operate as an individual College under the aegis of the Medical University of South Carolina until graduation of the class of 2009. Simultaneously, with the 2004 approval of the MUSC and USC Boards of Trustees, the College of Pharmacy integrated with the University of South Carolina to form a joint program through the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) beginning with its first matriculated class in August 2006.

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 205
Gender 24% Male / 76% Female
Geography 88% In State / 12% Out of State / % International
Ethnic Diversity
White 70%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Computer Services: libraries, student center student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: health services personal counseling veteran's counselor financial aid counseling minority students services alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director economically disadvantaged students services legal services
  • Facilities: historical medical library, dental museum, pharmacy museum
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (88%), Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist (11%), Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to perform invasive, noninvasive, and peripheral examinations of the cardiovascular system at the request of physicians to aid in diagnoses and therapeutic treatments. Includes instruction in reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Administration & Faculty

Interim President Mark Sothmann, Ph.D.
President Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 205
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 47 : 52
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 23
Tenure Track Faculty 58
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 18







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Sticker Price


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $14,584 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,200 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $15,784 $15,784


On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,000 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,200 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $23,200 $23,200

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