University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina (also referred to as USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with 7 surrounding satellite campuses. Its historic campus covers over 359 acres (1.5 km2) in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House. The University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research and engagement, has received a Top-10 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for being "most promising and innovative," and for decades has received annual recognition for its prestigious undergraduate and graduate International Business programs. It also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside of Scotland.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$604,528 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of South Carolina Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$1,660,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of University of South Carolina

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    American Hotel & Lodging Assn $80,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Education,
    • Health Issues,
    • Science & Technology,
    • Defense,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Economics & Econ Development,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Aerospace,
    • Medical Research & Clin Labs
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.3182 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009
    H.R.2847 Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2010
    H.R.2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
    S.3230 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009
    S.3261 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009
    H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    H.21 Reclaiming Individual Liberty Act
    H.R.1105 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009
    H.R.2112 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
View all lobbying data for University of South Carolina Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 356 dockets; Submitted to 11 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of South Carolina" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$5,600,000 Received
Information

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2008 $2,400,000 University of South Carolina: Research and Development -- Ft. Jackson Identifying Health Barriers Project
2008 $1,600,000 University of South Carolina: Ballistic Missile Defense Technology -- Aluminum Nitride for Substrates and Devices
2010 $1,000,000 University of South Carolina: Solid Oxide Fuel Technology
2010 $500,000 University of South Carolina: Rule of Law
2010 $100,000 University of South Carolina: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Innovisla Center for Entrepreneurial Development
View all earmarks data for University of South Carolina

Federal Spending

125 grants; 1,167 loans
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
loan
University Of South Carolina 2012 Education, Department Of DL BASE RECORD 2011-2012 $9,676,573
View all grant & loan data for University of South Carolina View all contract data for University of South Carolina Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

388 people on 126 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of South Carolina" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 268 people on 77 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 75 people on 31 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 32 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 6 people on 7 committees
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 3 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for University of South Carolina