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Optometry is an Investment as Your Future Career

When you apply to SCO, you’ve chosen one of the nation’s leading optometry schools—alma mater to 14 American Optometric Association Presidents and nearly 90 years of graduating the best clinicians in the field.

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Southern College of Optometry by the Numbers

SCO’s numbers reflect the strength of our optometry school and the top qualified students we recruit. From our low student/faculty ratio to the number of patient encounters our interns experience by their graduation, the facts speak for themselves as to why SCO is a leading choice for optometry students across the nation.

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SCO actively pursues opportunities that help our patients see better and our students learn at the same time. We would love to share more with you about the many reasons optometry is a rewarding healthcare profession where you will make a difference as a primary eyecare provider.

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  • SCO Hosts 2023 Commencement Thursday, May 4, 2023
    SCO’s Class of 2023 reached the culmination of their four-year journey when 133 graduates celebrated their commencement on Tuesday, May 2 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downto...
  • Dampier Named to SCO Board of Trustees Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    Arthur "Reggie" Dampier, OD '97, was recently appointed to SCO's Board of Trustees. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Dampier owns Ridgeland Eyecare Center in Jackson. He served as president of the Mi...
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