State: South Carolina


South Carolina
Your Guide to Data and Services for South Carolina

SREB works with South Carolina policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how South Carolina uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

South Carolina Members of the Board

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, ex officio (2019)
Rita Allison, State Representative, Lyman (2020)
Melanie Barton, Executive Director, Education Oversight Committee, Elgin (2018)
Nikki G. Setzler, State Senator, West Columbia (2021)
Molly Spearman, State Superintendent, Columbia (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

South Carolina Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Rita Allison, State Representative, Lyman
John W. Matthews, Jr., State Senator, Bowman
Nikki G. Setzler, State Senator, West Columbia

Publication June 20176 pages

South Carolina
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
South Carolina

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in South Carolina, particularly at the South Carolina Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career readiness standards, the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.