Military Schools in South Carolina
Columbia is South Carolina's capital and largest city.
Seen here is the Main St. view from the Statehouse.
Due to its rich military history, particularly in the two national wars of the nation, South Carolina is a natural location for military education. As a state with historically strategic access to the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina has a significant military presence, with U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps bases all over the state.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, founded in 1842, is a state supported college located in Charleston, and is known for offering a nationally recognized undergraduate Corps of Cadets military program. The program enrolls almost 2,000 cadets in a residential program. The Citadel is recognized as a top caliber college-level military academy in the United States and annually tops various college rankings.
In the 2008 U.S. News & World Report, the school was listed among the Best Values in the South, ranking 2nd for the “Best master's degree granting public institution in the South”, 5th for the “Public and private master's degree granting colleges and universities in the South” and 7th for the “Best value among all institutions in the South”.
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