Sep
20

Landlords, Retailers Benefit From Increased USC Enrollment

By
– scbiznews.com

More students are at the University of South Carolina this fall, and that should mean more customers at Columbia businesses. One sector already has benefited from the boom: the stadium-area apartment complexes that cater to students.

Businesses, meanwhile, believe the surge of students in the past two years might be helping, but it’s still early for some as freshmen and transfer students find their way around Columbia.

USC welcomed about 4,400 freshmen this fall, breaking the record of last year’s 3,930. About 93% of freshmen are expected to live on campus, according to USC.

Total student count also is up. In October 2008, the total student count for USC’s Columbia campus was 27,488. Now it is 29,023, according to preliminary numbers compiled in early September. That’s an increase of almost 5.6%.

ARTICLE SHORTENED DUE TO LENGTH….

LINK TO ARTICLE HERE

Be Sociable, Share!
    Categories : Columbia

    Comments are closed.