The South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE) was constitutionally organized in 1977 by continuing educators representing various institutions of higher education within the state.

Over the past two decades, the organization’s membership has grown to include representation from more than 40 public and private entities.


To promote continuing education within South Carolina and respond to the needs of educators and administrators of continuing education in order to better serve students and other consumers of continuing education programs.


Excellence: The Association is committed to excellence in continuing education.

Diversity: The Association recognizes the intrinsic worth of each person and the importance of a unified, diverse membership.

Cooperation: The Association believes that the synergism of cooperative endeavor is essential to success.

Innovation: The Association encourages continuous improvement and innovation to meet challenges and issues relevant to continuing education.


  • To promote continuing education in South Carolina. 
  • To provide professional development for continuing educators in South Carolina. 
  • To enhance cooperation among institutions and organizations in continuing education. 
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of common concerns. 
  • To respond to the continuing education needs of the people of South Carolina.