The Fighting Gamecocks lead the way at the University of South Carolina (USC). The university, which comprises 14 colleges and schools, offers more than 350 courses of study. Areas of study concentrate on medicine, law, business, education, science and math, liberal arts, and other fields. Nearly 2,200 full-time faculty members teach a student body of some 46,250 across eight campuses, from South Carolina's Aiken to Union. USC's main campus is located on the site of its 1801 founding in the state's capital city of Columbia. Tuition runs about $10,500 a year for residents and $27,500 for out-of-state students. USC has an endowment of some $514 million.