The People That Power Prosperity
We are a region of nearly 1 million people in the heart of South Carolina
Top 5city for millennial migration
37.8 yrs old regional median age
Columbia, Sc Has 184,350 Millennials (ages 20-34).the National Average For An Area This Size Is 170,875
Columbia, Sc Has 63,594 Veterans.the National Average For An Area This Size Is 47,972
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Prosperity powered by education
Central SC is home to more than 12 colleges and universities and anchored by the University of South Carolina’s main campus. Our international business program is the highest ranked in the nation, and more than 80 manufacturing and manufacturing-related degree programs are offered at our four technical colleges. All are committed to educating, enlightening, and training our regional workforce, propeling technological innovation, driving next-gen research, and strengthening our global competitiveness.
Most educated MSA in the state
Wallet Hub, 2017
Nearly 70K enrolled in higher education
13,000+post-secondary completions annually
31.7% of population 25+ has a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
Colleges and universities in CSCA award 2X as many Science & Engineering degree’s relative to US average
Region produces 20% more Software & Computer Science degrees relative to the national average
International Business program & ranked among the best for engineering, first-year experience, & veterans
U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Prosperity Powered by EducationCentral SC Region Home to 12 Regional Institutions
Training & Resources
Part of the SC Technical College System, readySC™ focuses on the recruiting and training needs of new and expanding organizations in South Carolina.
Apprenticeship Carolina works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have free access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.