Clemson–South Carolina rivalry
The Clemson–South Carolina rivalry called the Carolina–Clemson rivalry, is an American collegiate athletic rivalry between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson University Tigers. Since 2015, the two compete in the Palmetto Series, an athletic, head-to-head competition between both schools, not just in football, but more than a dozen competitions throughout each school year. Both institutions are public universities supported by the state of South Carolina, their campuses are separated by only 132 miles. UofSC and Clemson have been bitter rivals since 1896, a heated rivalry continues to this day for a variety of reasons, including the historic tensions regarding their respective charters and the passions surrounding their athletic programs. Much like the Alabama–Auburn Rivalry, the Georgia-Georgia Tech Rivalry, the Kentucky–Louisville rivalry and the North Carolina-NC State Rivalry, the Clemson–South Carolina rivalry is an in-state collegiate rivalry; this is one of a handful of rivalries where the teams are in different premier conferences: South Carolina is in the Southeastern Conference.
Since 1960, the game has been held in late November on Thanksgiving weekend. In 2014, the annual football game between the two schools was dubbed the Palmetto Bowl. Unlike most major college rivalries, the Carolina–Clemson rivalry did not start innocently and because of competitive collegiate sports; the deep-seated bitterness began between the two schools long before Clemson received its charter and became a college. The two institutions were founded eighty-eight years apart: South Carolina College in 1801 and Clemson Agricultural College in 1889. South Carolina College was founded in 1801 to unite and promote harmony between the Lowcountry and the Backcountry, it closed during the Civil War when its students aided the Southern cause, but the closure gave politicians an opportunity to reorganize it to their liking. The Radical Republicans in charge of state government during Reconstruction opened the school to blacks and women while appropriating generous funds to the university, which caused the white citizens of the state to withdraw their support for the university and view it as a symbol of the worst aspects of Reconstruction.
The Democrats returned to power in 1877 following their decisive electoral victory over the Radical Republicans and promptly proceeded to close the university. Sentiment in the state favored opening an agriculture college, so the university was reorganized as the South Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. In 1882, the college was renamed to its antebellum name, South Carolina College, which infuriated the farmers who felt that the politicians had frustrated the will of the people by de-emphasizing agriculture education though the school still retained the department of agriculture. Clemson, from its beginning, was an all-white male military school; the school remained this way until 1955 when it changed to "civilian" status for students and became a coeducational institution. Benjamin Tillman emerged in the 1880s as a leader of the agrarian movement in South Carolina and demanded that the South Carolina College take agricultural education more by expanding the agriculture department.
In 1885, Tillman was convinced of the superiority of a separate agricultural college by Stephen D. Lee the president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, subsequently Tillman would accept nothing less than a separate agriculture college in South Carolina, he offered the following reasons why he felt that it was necessary to have a separate agriculture college outside the confines of Columbia: Mississippi A&M featured practical training without unnecessary studying of the liberal arts. Mississippi A&M provided. There were too few students who studied agriculture at the college to justify an agriculture college there; the college was a place "for the sons of lawyers and of the well-to-do" who sneered at the agriculture students as if they were hayseeds. The students at the college lived a life of luxury as compared with the sweat and toil endured by students at Mississippi A&M. There was not enough farm land near the college to allow for proper agriculture study.
The Conservatives, who held the reins of power in South Carolina from 1877 to 1890, replied to each point made by Tillman: The most advanced agriculture educational research was being conducted at the University of California and at Cornell University, both of which combined agriculture colleges with liberal arts colleges. Additionally, a separate agriculture college would be more expensive and result in an inferior product; the work scholarships attracted the lowest quality of students who only cared about obtaining a college degree, not about an education in agriculture or mechanical studies. Furthermore, there was little advantage of attending a college only to pitch grub stumps; the constant attacks by Tillman on the college caused many to doubt whether state support for the institution would continue. As a result, the enrollment numbers were not impressive, although the numbers of students taking agriculture and mechanical classes increased from 34 in 1887 to 83 in 1889. Over half of the students at the college were the sons of farmers, though most did not study agriculture as Tillman wished.
John McLaren McBryde, President of the College predicted that most students of an agriculture college would not go back to work the farm after graduation. While some students at the college were the sons of the well-to-do, the majority were poor; the college farm added 100 acres in 1887, just one mile from campus. Tillman was bolstered
Wofford College sponsors 18 sports for men's and women's programs, competing as the Terriers. The Terriers compete in the Southern Conference, have been a part of the league since the 1997–98 academic year. Wofford and the other SoCon members play football in the Football Championship Subdivision. Prior to the 1995–96 year, the Terriers played in Division II in all sports, until the 1988–89 period, Wofford's athletic teams were members of the NAIA; the football team plays in Gibbs Stadium. The basketball teams moved to the new Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium for the 2017–18 season; the Wofford campus is the site of the training camp of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, whose former owner, Jerry Richardson, is a Wofford alumnus. A member of the Southern Conference, Wofford College sponsors teams in nine men's, eight women's, one coed NCAA sanctioned sports: Notes In recent years, Wofford athletes have ranked near the top of all Division I schools in APR; as of 2016, Wofford has several players who were taken in the Major League draft competing in the minor leagues, including one at the AAA level.
Several Wofford alums over the years have played in the major leagues. On March 8, 2010 the Wofford Terriers men's basketball team defeated Appalachian State to win the Southern Conference tournament, marking the first time Wofford qualified to compete in the NCAA tournament. Although Wofford came within a possession of upsetting 4th seeded Wisconsin in the first round, they lost 49–53; the Terriers qualified for the NCAA tournament for the second time on March 7, 2011, winning the Southern Conference tournament over College of Charleston, 77-67, but they lost in the first round to BYU. Brad Loesing, point guard and 4.0 Phi Beta Kappa student, was selected first team Division 1 All-American. In 2013, Wofford won the Southern Conference tournament and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the third time in five years, losing to Michigan in the second round. Wofford won a spot in the 2015 NCAA tourney, going 28-6. In February 2016, Wofford set an NCAA record when it hit 17 of 21 shots from the three-point line against VMI.
For the 2017 season, a new state-of-the-art basketball and volleyball arena, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, will open on the Wofford campus. In the 2017 season, Wofford defeated the defending national champion UNC Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. Http://woffordterriers.com/news/2017/12/21/mens-basketball-reaction-to-basketball-win-over-unc.aspx The Terriers have won four Southern Conference football championships. Wofford won the 2003 championship outright, shared the 2007, 2010 and 2012 championships. In 2007, Wofford was the conference champion and earned the automatic tournament bid based on winning the head to head matchup, Appalachian State received the automatic bid in 2010; the Terriers have made the I-AA/FCS playoffs 6 times. Wofford advanced the farthest in 2003, they have been noted for defeating FBS opponent UL-Monroe in 2000, 24-6. In 2006, Sports Illustrated called Wofford's uniform the 6th best nationally; as of 2014, three Wofford alums are on NFL rosters and one is on a CFL roster. The academic record and standing of Wofford's football teams is among the highest in NCAA Division 1.
A recent all-conference quarterback graduated with a 4.0, majoring in physics and double minoring in math and computer science. For 2014, Brenton Bersin, former Wofford wide receiver, is a WR for the Carolina Panthers. In 2016, Wofford lost in OT in the national FCS quarterfinals; the school's most notable golf alum is winner of the 2016 Memorial Tournament. P. J. Boatwright, Wofford alumnus, was recognized as the world's foremost authority on the rules of golf. In recent years under Coach Ralph Polson, Wofford's men's team has won the Southern Conference championship and been selected to the NCAA tournament. Several players have been nationally recognized as among the top student-athletes in Division 1; the Terriers have played in Division I since 1997. In 2016, under Coach Jimmy Garrity, Wofford enjoyed its most successful season in 14 years and has recruited a strong freshman class for 2017. In recent years under Amy Kiah, Wofford's women's soccer has shown steady improvement, both in its record and number of players winning athletic and academic honors.
In 2013, the Wofford women's track and field team led the NCAA with a 3.61 GPA. Wofford's volleyball team has made steady improvement in recent years. In 2012, Rachel Woodlee, a member of the volleyball team, was selected as Wofford's sixth Rhodes Scholar, winning a full post-graduate fellowship to Oxford University. In 2016, under Coach Roos, Wofford volleyball enjoyed its most successful season in the D1 era. Official website
Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University referred to as CCU or Coastal, is a public liberal arts university in Conway, South Carolina, located in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Founded in 1954, Coastal became an independent university in 1993; the university is a national sea-grant institution and owns part of Waties Island, an Atlantic barrier island that serves as a natural laboratory for CCU's instruction and research. The campus is the home of the Horry County Schools Scholars Academy, a high school for gifted students. Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College, a two-year community college, by the Coastal Educational Foundation, a group of citizens who wanted to establish a post-secondary institution in the region; the college operated under contract as an extension of the University of South Carolina. Classes were taught by part-time faculty. After the College of Charleston contract expired in 1958, Coastal became an independent community college supported by Horry County.
The Horry County Educational Commission was created in 1959 to oversee the college's county tax money. This body was responsible for contracting operations to the University of South Carolina a year under the name Coastal Carolina Regional Campus; the deal was finalized at the Chat'n' Chew restaurant in Turbeville, South Carolina, a town halfway between Conway and Columbia. The site of the present-day campus was chosen in 1960, on a plot of land between U. S. 501 and S. C. 544, on land owned by Burroughs Timber International Paper. The campus' first building named the Edward M. Singleton Building, opened in 1963. After decade of growth, USC Coastal Carolina College became a four-year institution in 1974; the first residence halls opened in 1987. By 1991, enrollment had grown to over 4,000 students, leading the Coastal Educational Foundation and Horry County Educational Commission to seek independent status for the school. On July 1, 1993, the school became an autonomous state institution under the name Coastal Carolina University, in a bill signed into law by South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell on the steps of the Singleton Building.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team opened its inaugural game vs. Newberry College on Sept. 6, 2003, in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 at the newly opened Brooks Stadium. In 2004, Coastal Carolina University celebrated its 50th anniversary. C. 544. Throughout the 2010s, the University experienced a building boom achieved as a result of a local 1-cent sales tax for education-related construction. In 2014, the University established its first doctoral degree program, in coastal and marine science systems science. In 2016, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers athletic programs joined the Sun Belt Conference. In 2017, enrollment reached 10,600 students and the Chanticleers baseball team won the NCAA College World Series, the first national title for the university; the business college, named for prominent area businessman E. Craig Wall Sr. offers six undergraduate majors: accounting, finance, management and hospitality and resort tourism management. The PGA Golf Management program is one of only 18 programs in the nation accredited by the PGA of America.
Business students can minor in business, international business or marketing. The business college offers two graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration program and the Master of Accountancy program, a graduate certificate in fraud examination. For those who wish to earn a degree in a shorter amount of time, there is a Degree in Three program where students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in three years; the Wall College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Wall College is home to several programs and centers. BB&T Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism Professional Golf Management Program Wall Fellows Program Wall Center for Excellence The Spadoni College of Education grants the degrees Bachelor of Arts in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, special education learning disabilies. A Master of Arts in Teaching program is offered in six specialization areas, certificate and licensure programs are offered in online teaching and special education.
The Interdisciplinary Ph. D. in Education will be offered in Spring 2019. The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, each of its constituent programs is recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education and its corresponding specialized professional association; the Spadoni College of Education is home to several research and outreach endeavors, including the Biddle Center for Teaching and Community Engagement. The Edwards College houses the departments of a
Presbyterian College known as PC, is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Presbyterian's undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize small class sizes, a congenial atmosphere between professors and students, a commitment to service. Presbyterian College was founded in 1880 by the Rev. William Plumer Jacobs, he had served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton since 1864, founded the Thornwell Orphanage. Called Clinton College, its first class graduated in 1883. In establishing PC, his "tree of knowledge", Jacobs' goal was to educate young people for lives of service to church and society, thereby be, in his words, "epistles to Christ's honor and glory". By the time of Jacobs' death in 1917, the college had grown in size and resources, had six major buildings. Neville Hall, PC's most recognized structure, was constructed in 1907; the tenure of president Davison McDowell Douglas saw the tripling of the size of the faculty and student body, the construction of four new buildings, growth in the College's assets from $150,000 to over $1 million.
After weathering the storms of the Great Depression and Second World War, Presbyterian has continued expansion on many fronts through the second half of the twentieth century. It became co-educational in 1965. In 1969, it began admitting African-American students. Presbyterian College is a Carnegie One Liberal Arts College and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the School of the Liberal Arts confers B. A. and B. S. degrees in 30 courses of study and 9 pre-professional programs including Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Theology, Pre-Pharmacy. PC offers a dual-degree program in Engineering and minor fields in an additional 13 disciplines such as Africana Studies, Media Studies, Women's and Gender Studies; the liberal arts program has small average class sizes. Beginning in 1991, six Presbyterian College faculty members have been declared Carnegie/CASE South Carolina Professor of the Year Award winners. PC is one of two South Carolina colleges or universities with a Confucius Institute, which fosters economic connections and cultural interaction between the US and China.
Through the Institute, Presbyterian participates in a partnership and exchange program with Guizhou University, located in Guiyang, China. The Confucius Institute sponsors cultural events on PC's campus and offers elementary and advanced courses in Mandarin. Presbyterian offers a one-credit elective Freshman course entitled The Religion of SEC Football; the class is co-taught by PC professors Dr. Michael Nelson and Dr. Terry Barr, who are Arkansas and Alabama fans, respectively; the class has been taught for more than a decade, but gained a lot of media attention in the fall of 2016 after the class appeared as a headline on Reddit. Nelson has spoken on several radio shows on the topic, including one from Fayetteville, AR and one from Columbia, SC. Barr appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show via phone in late August to discuss the details of the course; the course focuses on the parallels between college football and religion, how many people prioritize one over the other. The School of Pharmacy confers Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees and is oriented toward serving the healthcare needs of underdeveloped and economically depressed areas of South Carolina and the greater US.
A 54,000 square-foot facility, its doors opened in the fall of 2010 with an inaugural class of 80 students. The School of Pharmacy was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in July 2014. Despite its youth, it has accrued multiple awards including a Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development grant from the National Institute of Health, a Generation Rx Champion Award from the South Carolina Pharmacy Association for its efforts at raising awareness of prescription drug abuse; the 2014 edition of U. S. News and World Report regards Presbyterian College as a "selective" institution that accepted 57.8% of applicants in the fall of 2012. Of PC's 1,172 undergraduates, 44% are male and 56% are female, 97% live on campus. Students at PC have many options for extracurricular activities. In addition to intramural athletics, Greek life is an important part of campus life and culture, as around 45% of the student body is affiliated with one of nine fraternities and sororities.
For men, there are seven North-American Interfraternity Conference organizations: Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, Omega Psi Phi, Theta Chi. For women, there are three National Panhellenic Conference organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Zeta Tau Alpha. Aside from Greek life, PC offers its students many other social clubs and advocacy organizations like Secular Student Alliance, College Republicans, College Democrats, Multicultural Student Union. There are many religious ministries, including the Presbyterian Student Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Outreach. Presbyterian promotes service organizations and opportunities. Many PC students participate in initiatives like Special Olympics, Relay for Life, tutoring local high school and middle school students, CHAMPS, a mentoring service for local youth. Since 1915 all aspects of life at Presbyterian have been regulat
Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
Oliver C. Dawson Stadium is a 22,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in South Carolina, it opened in 1955, with major renovations in 1994. It is home to the South Carolina State Bulldogs college football team and the women's college soccer team; the Bulldogs played the first football game at the stadium – known as State College Stadium – on October 1, 1955, against Allen University. The stadium took its current name in 1984, named after Oliver C. Dawson, athletic director at the university for 16 years, inductee of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. From 2006 to 2009, the stadium served as the host of the South Carolina High School League's Class 1A state football championship games. List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums Stadium review via scout.com South Carolina State Athletic Facilities Oliver C. Dawson at Find a Grave
Furman University is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826 and named for the clergyman Richard Furman, Furman University is the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina, it became a secular university while keeping Christo et Doctrinae as its motto. It enrolls 2,700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students, representing 46 states and 53 foreign countries, on its 750-acre campus, its alumni include a Nobel Prize laureate, U. S. Senators, a head of government; as of 2017, six Rhodes Scholars, eighteen NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Goldwater Scholarship, twenty Truman Scholarships have been affiliated with Furman. Furman was named a "Top Producer of Fulbright students for 2016-17". Furman Academy and Theological Institution was established by the South Carolina Baptist Convention and incorporated in December 1825 in Edgefield. With 10 students meeting at Edgefield, it held its first classes January 15, 1828, but moved to the High Hills of the Santee in 1829 because of financial difficulties.
When the school was threatened with financial collapse again in 1834, the Reverend Jonathan Davis, chairman of the Board of Agents, urged the board to move the school to his native Fairfield County, South Carolina. It was not until 1851 that South Carolina Baptists were able to raise the necessary funds for the removal of the school to Greenville, South Carolina; the Furman Institution Faculty Residence serves as a visible reminder of the early history of Furman University and its brief establishment in Fairfield County. The first school building from the downtown Greenville campus was transported to the current campus, where it still stands. In 1933, students from the Greenville Women's College began attending classes with Furman students. Shortly thereafter, the two schools merged to form the present institution. In 1924, Furman was named one of four collegiate beneficiaries of the Duke Endowment. Through 2007, Furman has received $110 million from the endowment, now one of the nation's largest philanthropic foundations.
Three other colleges — Duke and Johnson C. Smith — receive annual support and special grants from the endowment; as of the late 1950s, separate but equal laws had continued to allow Furman to not admit African Americans as students, part of the South's history of racial segregation in the United States. Soon after Brown v. Board of Education integrated public schools, some Furman students began to press for change. In 1955, some students wrote short stories and poems in The Echo, a student literary magazine, in support of integration. In 1953, Furman began construction five miles north of downtown Greenville. Classes on the new campus began in 1958. By 1963, enough faculty were siding with the students over racial segregation that Furman's board of trustees voted for an open admission policy; the trustees' decision was postponed and overturned by South Carolina's Baptist Convention. Joe Vaughn, a graduate of Sterling High School, became Furman's first black undergraduate in February 1965. In 1992, Furman ended its affiliation with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and became a private, secular university, while keeping Christo et Doctrinae as the school's motto.
Furman's "heritage is rooted in the non-creedal, free church Baptist tradition which has always valued particular religious commitments while insisting not only on the freedom of the individual to believe as he or she sees fit but on respect for a diversity of religious perspectives, including the perspective of the non-religious person."Between 1996 and 2003, 308 Furman graduates received Ph. D. degrees, the most by any Southern liberal arts college, according to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center. The 2010s were transformative years for Furman through fundraising, resulting in new buildings and scholarships; the Because Furman Matters campaign began in 2004 and ended in 2013. The campaign was described as "the largest fundraising campaign among private colleges in South Carolina, is among the largest undertaken by any of the nation’s liberal arts colleges.". It exceeded its objective of raising $400 million, of which 62% went to the endowment and 17% went to building projects.
Several such buildings were supported by successful graduates from the university via naming gifts. In 2012, a new $6.4 million facility was built for continuing education. The Herring Center for Continuing Education was supported by Sarah and Gordon Herring, a leader in the television industry who served on committees with HBO and was one of the founders of the Weather Channel. In 2013, the student center went through renovation; the alumni and businessman David Trone, together with his wife Jude, participated through a $3.5 million gift resulting in the center being named the Trone Student Center. In addition to visible changes in campus buildings, significant donations have enabled a new campus-wide program presented as The Furman Advantage; the infrastructure and networks necessary to support The Furman Advantage were made possible when Furman received $47 million from The Duke Endowment. The new program, unveiled in 2016, seeks to increase and personalize the experiences of students beyond the classroom.
Wofford College is a private, independent liberal arts college founded in 1854, located in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. The historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum and is one of the few four-year institutions in the southeastern United States founded before the American Civil War that still operates on its original campus. Wofford was founded with a bequest of $100,000 from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford, a Methodist minister and Spartanburg native who sought to create a college for "literary and scientific education in my native district of Spartanburg." The college's Main Building is the oldest structure on campus and was designed by the noted Charleston architect Edward C. Jones. In 1941, the college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, the Beta of South Carolina chapter was the first at a private college in South Carolina; the academic year consists of a four-month fall semester, a one month January term called the Interim, a four-month spring semester.
The College is listed on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll and in the annual “Open Doors” report for providing studies abroad opportunities for its students. Wofford is ranked 72nd in the annual US World Report list of national liberal arts colleges. In 2010, Forbes ranked it 58th on Forbes List of America's 650 Best Colleges. Wofford's colors are old gold and black; the school mascot is the Terrier. Operating continuously on its original campus in the City of Spartanburg, the Wofford College Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974; the campus now consists of 48 buildings on 175 acres. In 2002, The entire campus was designated as an arboretum, now called "Roger Milliken Arboretum." Wofford is a member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. Wofford has a 78% four-year graduation rate and in 2009, a 37% percent alumni giving rate; the mid-50% SAT range of the class that entered in 2010 was 1,160-1,340. 56% of the incoming freshman class in 2010 finished in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
Wofford's performance on the National Survey of Student Engagement ranks among the nation's best colleges and universities. Details may be found in "Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter," by George D. Kuh, Jillian Kinzie and Associates; the Wofford College Historic District consists of the Main Building, designed by Edward C. Jones in the Italianate style, six two-story brick residences, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Construction of the Main Building began in 1852 and the first classes were held in the fall of 1854. During the Civil War, the endowment was invested in Confederate bonds and other securities, which became worthless by the end of the war. A number of recent "green highlights" for Wofford have included the establishment of a campus Office of Community Sustainability. Wofford is ranked 72nd in US News & World Report's list of the best national liberal arts colleges, a ranking that has improved in the last 10 years. In 2010, Forbes ranked it 58th on its Forbes List of America's 650 Best Colleges.
In 2018 Forbes named Wofford the number one four-year college in South Carolina. The academic year consists of a four-month fall semester, a one-month January term called the Interim, a four-month spring semester. One hundred thirty-six full-time faculty teach at the college, 92 percent of whom have earned a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree; the FTE faculty to student ratio is 1:11. Wofford offers academic majors in a variety of areas including 26 unique programs; the college offers pre-professional programs in Teacher Education, Medicine, Ministry and Veterinary Science. The college's Army ROTC program was established in 1919; the college's Office of International Programs helps students select from over 200 study abroad programs in 59 countries. Wofford ranks in the nation's top ten in the Institute of International Education Open Doors Survey, based on a comparison of the number of students earning credits abroad in a given year to the number of students in the graduating class. Wofford's 2009 score was 93%, compared to the Lincoln Commission national average of 9% of graduates earning credits abroad.
The college has had six Fulbright English Teaching assistantships in the past four years as well as two Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships. In 2012, Rachel Woodlee was selected as Wofford's sixth Rhodes Scholar; the Interim program is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain new experiences outside the realm of traditional academics and allows students to become involved in departments outside their academic majors. Interims fall into one of four categories. In the most common type, students enroll in faculty-proposed projects on campus; these projects range from participation in theatre to pottery and short story writing. Students may elect to enroll in internship projects that are supervised by faculty, but involve working off-campus in legal, dental, corporate, or non-profit settings. Students may propose indepe