Laurens County is proud of the educational opportunities available here. The county has:

  • two public school districts
  • three private schools for elementary & secondary students
  • one four-year college
  • one technical college
  • one branch-university

There are also numerous other colleges and universities within a one hour commute.

School Name Type City, County Website
Presbyterian College Four Year Private College Clinton, Laurens
Presbyterian College, a Carnegie One Liberal Arts College, serves 1200 students from 29 states and 7 foreign countries. The campus is equally divided between men and women, and 95% of the student body lives on the 240 acre campus.
Piedmont Technical College Technical College Greenwood, Greenwood, Clinton, Laurens
Founded in 1966, Piedmont Technical College is an accredited, comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training. PTC has locations in seven upstate South Carolina counties and a student body of more than 5,000.
Clemson University Four Year Public University Clemson, Pickens
Clemson University is one of the US’s top tier research universities. Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson serves 19,000 students, studying in 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate programs.
University of South Carolina Four Year Public University Richland, Columbia
The Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina serves more than 30,000 students with 300+ degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools.