<p>The University of South Carolina Union, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership for its service area. At the heart of this mission is a teaching faculty of high quality dedicated to excellence in instruction, scholarship, public and professional service and creative endeavor which enrich the classroom experience. USC Union offers a varied curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and focused on preparing students to continue their education in the University and throughout life.<br><br>The University of South Carolina Union recruits students prepared to succeed in completing a baccalaureate-level education. While the institution does not offer remedial instruction, it is nonetheless able to admit most students who apply due to the close working relationship between students and faculty. Enrollment varies with community need, but is expected to remain at approximately 500 students.<br><br>The University of South Carolina Union was established to encourage higher education in the counties of Chester, Cherokee, Fairfield, Laurens, Newberry, Union, and York. The original design of the institution incorporated a flexibility that has allowed changes in institutional capability with increasing educational demands of constituents.</p>