The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 350 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. Nearly 50,000 students are enrolled at eight campuses on 17 locations throughout the state, including two schools of medicine, and in programs in public health, pharmacy, nursing and social work. USC is the most comprehensive healthcare research and education entity in the state, conferring more than 5,000 health care-related degrees in the past five years. Today, Carolina's research campus in Columbia offers 47 nationally ranked academic programs, including top-ranked programs in international business, online nursing, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health, and the arts. The University of South Carolina is helping build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.