A Lifetime of Learning.
With three fully accredited K-12 school districts, five private schools and two (soon to be three) institutions dedicated to post-secondary and higher education, there are a wide range of educational opportunities in Greenwood County.
Lander is a coeducational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, four-year university in Greenwood. Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and its professional programs in business, education, and nursing.
Piedmont Technical College
Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, “PTC” is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training.
Greenwood County offers three fully-accredited public school districts (50, 51 and 52) and five private schools. They all share the objective of developing productive lifelong learners by creating a positive school climate with innovative educational experiences.
The Greenwood Promise
The mission of this placed-based last-dollar scholarship program is to provide a tuition-free path to ensure all Greenwood County students obtain the post-secondary education needed to develop a highly-skilled workforce, improve overall quality of life, and increase economic vitality.
O’Dell Center for Manufacturing Excellence (coming 2020)
The 45,000-square-foot O’Dell Center will provide additional state-of-the-art classroom and lab space to serve expanding industrial programs at Piedmont Technical College, such as machine tool technology, mechatronics and welding. The center will employ Green Globe standards of environmental sustainability, including the use of 100 percent recyclable metal component siding and shaded glass to support energy efficiency.