SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC, United States
Official Website @UofSC

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 32,971
OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


The University of South Carolina Columbia, a large publicly-funded research institution founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of the University of South Carolina. USC is one of 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. It currently offers the number one undergraduate international business major, international MBA, PhD program in exercise science, and honors college.

The University of South Carolina, led by the University Libraries, is involved in promoting awareness of open and affordable learning options to faculty and administration. These efforts include regular workshops, presentations to departmental and campus-wide meetings, and the integration of affordable, open, and library-licensed materials into library services. USC also offers an annual grant program, SCoer!, awarding faculty members with a monetary reward and library assistance to transform a class taught with traditional course materials into a zero cost course.

Campus Details

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Point of Contact

Amie Freeman
Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian, University Libraries