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Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina


Claflin University

Private 4 Year

About Claflin University

Claflin University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Columbia. Founded in 1869 after the American Civil War by northern missionaries for the education of freedmen and their children, it offers bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2014, it was ranked as the best liberal arts college in South Carolina by Washington Monthly, and in 2015 it was ranked as the eighth-best HBCU in the nation by US News & World Report.


Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC, 29115-4498, Orangeburg County

Claflin University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#777 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in South carolina

#11 of 105

2022 Top Religious Colleges in South carolina

#4 of 17

Most Popular Majors

Out of 21 majors categories at Claflin University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Claflin University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni