Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has entered into a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System. The system includes 16 campuses statewide and serves more than 250,000 students each year.
Under the agreement, students who obtain associate’s degrees at a campus of the South Carolina Technical College System will be able to enroll at Claflin University and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.
Henry N. Tisdale, president of Claflin University, stated that “this agreement is the result of the commitment and collaboration of both institutions. Our partnership represents a historic outreach. Claflin has always established productive relationships with individual technical colleges throughout the state. However, we can now provide academic opportunities and access to deserving students from all of the 16 technical colleges in the SCTCS.”