There are 61 colleges and universities in the State of South Carolina. The University of South Carolina in Columbia was the state's largest university with 29,599 enrolled
students for fall 2010. The North Charleston Trident Technical College is the largest two-year college enrolling 15,790. The smallest institution is W. L. Bonner College, a
Pentecostal seminary with 47 students. The oldest institution is the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785.
The majority of South Carolina colleges and universities are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), but one is accredited by the Association
for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), one by the Accredit Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS ), one from the Association of Theological Schools in the United
States and Canada (ATS), and two from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. There are also 6 four-year and two two-year historically black colleges