The Honors College at the University of South Carolina, ranked number one in our category of Honors Factors, now offers an extremely impressive choice of honors courses–a projected 464 courses for 2012-2013, up from about 300 in previous years.
In our recent book, A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, the Honors College had the strongest overall curriculum ranking and was one of only a handful of honors colleges or programs that received the highest possible score for honors housing.
In order to provide advising and other services to support this range of courses, the staff size has grown from 18 to 20 and is in the process of growing to 22 in the next month or so.
The Honors College will provide over $200,000 in 2012-2013 to Honors undergraduates for research and travel. This funding is in addition to resources that students can access through the undergraduate research office (available to all students).
And now the College offers priority registration for all classes for honors students, not just for honors classes.
The College also provides 100% of its students with some form of scholarship funding.