Lowcountry Graduate Center

The Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC) is a S.C. state-funded college consortium dedicated to providin in North Charleston.

Working collaboratively with leading South Carolina colleges and universities, we help provide Charleston-area residents have convenient access to graduate-level academic programs through our local facility. The LGC is a state-funded consortium and hosts degree and certificate programs in a growing number of subject areas; i.e. education, engineering, social work, and health & wellness, from top S

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02/19/2024

Women's Leadership Workshop Connect and Thrive: Boosting Employee Engagement Across Generations at the Citadel on March 21

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College Builds Framework for the Future 01/12/2024

CofC Builds Framework for the Future

College Builds Framework for the Future When you’re more than 250 years old and still have the kind of bright energy, innovative spirit and optimistic drive that is felt across the College of Charleston campus, you know you’re doing something right. Indeed, the College has aged enviably well – and it wants to make sure it keeps on d...

College to Launch First Phase of New Website 01/11/2024

College to Launch First Phase of New Website!

College to Launch First Phase of New Website QUICK FACTS What’s the timeline? Phase one of the new charleston.edu website launches Dec. 18, 2023. Phase one includes key pages like admissions, cost & aid and academic programs. Additional pages will be moved to Charleston.edu on a rolling basis as content is built and tested. CofC.edu will rem...

College of Charleston builds Framework for the future - Who's On The Move 12/04/2023

College of Charleston builds Framework for the future -
When you’re more than 250 years old and still have the kind of bright energy, innovative spirit and optimistic drive that is felt across the College of Charleston campus, you know you’re doing something right.

College of Charleston builds Framework for the future - Who's On The Move When you’re more than 250 years old and still have the kind of bright energy, innovative spirit and optimistic drive that is felt across the College of Charleston campus, you…

12/01/2023

2023 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - Free, open to the public

2023 Candlelight Service - Who's On The Move Free, open to the public The Summerall Chapel’s 2023 Christmas Candlelight Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Poinsettias are available for…

Marine Corps Veteran Excels as Student, Staff Member 11/16/2023

Marine Corps Veteran Excels as Student, Staff Member

Marine Corps Veteran Excels as Student, Staff Member Above: Junior computer information systems major Ryan Byrne is the team lead of AV integration within the College of Charleston's Division of Information Technology and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. (Photo by Mary Muldoon) While many of his high school peers were off touring colleges,...

Education Grant 11/15/2023

Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Dean of the Zucker Family School of Education received a $25,000 grant from the Lowcountry Graduate Center Supervisory Council in support of Infusing Artificial Intelligence within Teacher Preparation Programs. The grant will fund curriculum development and implementation over the next three academic years.

Education Grant The grant will fund curriculum development and implementation over the next three academic years.

College of Charleston launches new micro-credential program - Who's On The Move 11/14/2023

College of Charleston launches new micro-credential program

College of Charleston launches new micro-credential program - Who's On The Move The College of Charleston is partnering with global online learning platform, Coursera, to launch a new program to provide industry-branded micro-credentials to students, faculty and staff at no cost. Students will be able to earn professional certificates for in-demand workplace skills that will co...

11/10/2023

The College of Charleston School of Business will be hosting a Holiday Marketplace (November 14 & 15) showcasing some of our student-owned businesses. Please consider stopping by to support our students. Some items include local honey, handmade jewelry, prints, repurposed clothing and so much more. The vendors will switch throughout the day.

Time 9:00-4:00

Location: Beatty Center Atrium

11/01/2023

Get a Degree in One of the Fastest Growing Fields of 2023

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its list of fastest-growing careers for 2023 and Charleston partisans can rejoice: The Citadel, College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina offer graduate programs in nearly all the high-paying professions on the list. Moreover, many of these programs offer a virtual component, so that anyone who fulfills the requirements can apply and matriculate, regardless of where on the planet they live.

From its Occupational Outlook Handbook, the jobs projected to exhibit 20%+ growth in the next decade include nurse practitioners, data scientists, physicians assistants, information security analysts, computer scientists and more. Clearly, health and technology are the careers of the future. Other lists have projected a boom in sustainability experts.

The top careers in health care, according to the BLS, are nurse practitioners, health services managers and physician assistants. The Medical University of South Carolina offers graduate programs that lead to all three of these occupations.

MUSC Masters and Doctorates Prepare Students for Lucrative and Rewarding Careers
The College of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program is one of the nation’s top performers, with a 99% pass rate on the national licensing exam and a #4 ranking nationally for its RN-to-BSN program. Among its numerous MSN and Ph.D. programs for nurses are four nurse practitioner programs – adult, family, pediatric and psychiatric. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 46% job growth for nurse practitioners through 2031, with median pay above $120,000.

MUSC’s Master’s in Health Administration boasts a 90% employment rate within three months of graduation. It is ranked in the top 20 of healthcare management degrees in the nation. The MHA program offers two tracks, an online program for those with clinical experience and an in-person curriculum for those without healthcare experience that includes an internship. Demand is expected to increase 28% through 2031 with average pay over $100,000.

MUSC’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is a large program offering a wide array of resources, didactic study and clinical work at the teaching hospital and in the community. The degree offers flexibility with the full range of medical specialties. MUSC’s physician assistant program also places special emphasis on culturally sensitive practice, not only for ethnicity but disability, neurodiversity, sexual identity and more. Demand is expected to increase 28% through 2031 with average pay over $120,000.

College of Charleston and The Citadel Educating Computer Scientists
Graduate students at College of Charleston and The Citadel can earn a master’s degree in computer and information science with tracks for data science, cybersecurity, information systems and software security through a joint degree. The organization Best Computer Science Schools rated the data science program the fifth best data in the nation, ahead of the entire Ivy League, MIT, Stanford, Duke and other prestigious universities. The demand for both data scientists and information security analysts is projected to grow 35% through 2031 with salaries in the six figures.

Grad Degrees in Sustainability at College of Charleston
As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, sustainability has become an urgent need and hot career path. The demand isn’t expected to grow as much as the other fields named here, but there are relatively few graduate programs producing specialists in sustainability. With median income of $88,000 and most jobs requiring an advanced degree, College of Charleston’s Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is setting up graduates for success. The interdisciplinary program prepares students to solve the increasingly complex environmental problems facing society.

Other burgeoning fields in the coming decade include epidemiology, statistics and a variety of engineering disciplines. Charleston’s three universities offer entry into all these fields, and more. Scholars don’t have to leave this beautiful, historic city to earn advanced degrees in the hottest field and enter the occupation of their choice.

BBB: Choosing an online education? Make sure it’s real first 10/02/2023

The programs at our colleges are more than real. Check out available programs at the College of Charleston, the Medical University of SC, and the Citadel!

BBB: Choosing an online education? Make sure it’s real first When searching for an online university, college or program to help you earn your degree on your own time, make sure it’s real first. Better Business Bureau reminds those searching for the right ed…

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Our Story

The Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC) is a state-funded organization dedicated to providing Charleston-area residents with convenient access to graduate-level academic programs. We partner with The College of Charleston, The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina, Anderson University, Universtiy of South Carolina, and South Carolina State University in hopes to ensure that local students have access to the resources necessary for career advancement. If a required graduate program is not available through our current partners, the LGC can develop further partnerships with universities in South Carolina and beyond. We recognize that an educated populace is a key to economic growth and well-being, and the LGC works with trusted advisors; such as business leaders, major employers, and academic institutions throughout South Carolina to identify which graduate certificates and degrees will help meet the workforce needs in the Lowcountry region.

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