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Aiken County Commission for Higher Education

Establishing higher education in Aiken County

"Leadership and Service"

The Aiken County Commission for Higher Education (ACCHE or Commission) was created under Act No. 103 of the 1961 Session of the General Assembly of South Carolina and charged with the establishment of higher education in the Aiken County.

The Commission is empowered to enter into contracts, make binding agreements, negotiate with educators and educational institutions and generally, to take such actions in its name as are necessary to secure for Aiken County and adjacent areas the necessary educational facilities to provide higher education.

The Commission is responsible for cost-effective policy, implementing and maintaining high-quality evaluation, and developing a process meeting state policy, budgeting and education standards.

The Aiken County Commission for Higher Education exercises its responsibilities in cooperation with the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.

For more details on the Commission’s powers and duties, please see the bylaws.