McCormick County offers educational opportunities from the K-12 system to major universities. Maybe the most unique is a one of a kind, agriculture based residential high school – the Governors School for Agriculture at John de la Howe.

McCormick School District 1

The mission of our district is simple. We are committed to putting our students first, by providing a safe, nurturing, and positive learning environment in which their social and emotional needs are met. We are committed to excellence, ensuring that each student who walks through our doors will receive a rigorous, personalized learning experience. We are committed to preparing our students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a global society and become productive citizens.

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South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture at John De La Howe

The South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe (JDLH) is a state-funded, public, residential high school focused on providing a unique and challenging agricultural education program. Our school, the first statewide program of its kind in the nation, will allow students to receive hands-on training in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, land management, food science, and more - all aimed at assessing the needs of modern farms.

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Piedmont Technical College

Established in 1966, PTC became the eighth of ultimately 16 colleges that make u the SC Technical College System. Its main campus is located in Greenwood, SC with campuses in all the counties in its service territory – including McCormick County.

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Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a four-year university located in Greenwood, S.C. With approximately 3,500 students, Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and is traditionally known professional programs in business, education, and nursing.

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Clemson University

Is a land grant university located in the Upstate of South Carolina. Founded in 1889 the university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 130 graduate degree programs. Artists, scientists, authors and engineers begin the work that will define their careers and our culture.

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USC Aiken

Founded in 1961, UofSC Aiken is a public university offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. UofSC Aiken as part of the University of South Carolina System prepares the next generation of professionals, so they have the broad understanding and critical capabilities necessary to succeed in their careers, building vibrant communities for decades to come.

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