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USC offers online college courses

USC offers online college courses

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The University of South Carolina is working on increasing the number of students taking web-based courses through it's online Palmetto College. USC officials say offering more classes online to "traditional" students, who go to classes on campus will ease the strain of its increasing enrollment and entice more students who want to take classes on their own schedules.

The new college should help USC better compete with for-profit colleges for students who have the equivalent of a two years of college credits but cannot attend classes on a residential campus.


Palmetto College quietly opened its enrollment last week. It has attracted more than 25 students who can take classes in seven majors.

Former USC star running back Marcus Lattimore, who is leaving college after three years to enter the NFL draft, will complete his degree through Palmetto College. A semester of tuition to Palmetto College will cost S.C. residents $4,367 -- about $900 less than tuition at USC's main campus this year.

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