The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) can trace its history back to 1795 and the founding of Beaufort College. Thus, it boasts one of the oldest traditions of higher education in the nation. Today’s USCB is the fastest growing four-year institution within the University of South Carolina System. It offers 20 baccalaureate degrees in the arts, humanities, professions, and the social and natural sciences on three campuses—Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Its 2,100 students hail from multiple states and more than a dozen international locations. Its award-winning faculty of scholars and professionals is committed to undergraduate teaching and research in small-class settings. They impart the principles of 21st century technology within the framework of a global perspective. These are just some of the reasons why USCB is ranked among the top 10 regional public colleges in the South. The South Carolina Lowcountry is an exceptional place to learn and live—it’s a dynamic, vibrant setting amid picturesque coastal barrier islands.