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South Carolina Legislative Research: Education

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Education Statistics

South Carolina Department of Education

SC Commission on Higher Education

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

SmartState: South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence

SmarteState: SC Centers of Economic Excellence

In 2002, the South Carolina General Assembly had the vision to establish the SmartState Program, funding it with proceeds from the South Carolina Education Lottery. The legislation authorizes the state's three public research institutions—Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina—to use state lottery funds to create Centers of Economic Excellence in research areas that will advance South Carolina's economy.