SC State University Online

South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black, public land-grant, senior comprehensive university, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Founded in 1896, SC State University prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.

Center for Online and Distance Education

The Center for Online and Distance Education (CODE) is an administrative unit within the Division of Academic Affairs.  CODE provides administrative leadership for online and distance education, faculty development and continuing education.  SC State University’s Blackboard Learning Management System is also administered under the direction of CODE.


South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of South Carolina State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

State Authorization

As a National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved institution, South Carolina State University is authorized to offer our online programs to students who reside in NC-SARA states and territories.  South Carolina State University is also authorized to enroll its students in experiential learning opportunities (clinicals, internships, etc) in other NC-SARA member states.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Prospective students who reside outside of the state of South Carolina who are interested in any online academic program or courses offered in those programs, which may lead to professional licensure are expected to inquire with the appropriate licensing agency in their home state prior to beginning the program in order to assure that the program is approved to provide the desired licensure. Graduates residing outside of the state of South Carolina must complete the process and requirements for professional licensure in the state of their residency.

The following programs that lead to professional licensure or certification are offered via distance education:

    • Ed.D. – Educational Administration
    • Ed.S. – Educational Specialist
Consumer Complaint

South Carolina State University’s student complaint procedures are described in the Student Handbook. Students may also seek resolution of a complaint through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education at:

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

The Commission provides full online explanation and support of its compliant process at CHE Student Complaint Procedure and form. Complaints regarding student grades or conduct violations are governed entirely by institutional policy and will not be considered by CHE.

Verification of Student Identity

Certain online courses may require the completion of an examination in a virtually proctored environment to confirm the identity of students.


Distance Education Administrative Procedure Manual

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This manual includes administrative procedures governing online and distance education at SC State University. It is produced and maintained by the Center for Online and Distance Education (CODE).



Bettina Mozie, M.Ed.

Executive Director

Minnie Brothers

Program Assistant

Sharon Conelly, M.S.

Online Student Services Manager

eLearning Instructional Designer and Training Coordinator

Marcus McCluney

Academic Technology Specialist

Eric Jones

Digital Media Specialist