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South Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Carolina was $13,144 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $798 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 28th most expensive and 25th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $346 from the 2015-2016 average of $12,798 and represents a 2.7% annual increase. The list of South Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 66 colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being University of South Carolina Columbia with 30,271 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,054. Furman University is the most expensive in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $46,784.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. South Carolina colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in South Carolina or cheap South Carolina colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville, 794 Students
$4,368 - -
Allen University
Columbia, 575 Students
$12,740 - -
Anderson University
Anderson, 2,690 Students
$23,470 62 71
Benedict College
Columbia, 2,249 Students
$17,498 - -
Bob Jones University
Greenville, 2,402 Students
$14,900 - -
Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, 285 Students
$11,772 - -
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, 1,263 Students
$5,449 - -
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, 2,937 Students
$24,100 44 60
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, 2,678 Students
$150 52 66
Claflin University
Orangeburg, 1,930 Students
$15,528 41 52
Clemson University  Best Value
Clemson, 20,774 Students
$13,418 87 80
Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, 200 Students
$5,094 - -
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 9,070 Students
$10,696 52 73
Coker College
Hartsville, 1,026 Students
$27,624 47 67
College of Charleston
Charleston, 9,815 Students
$70 54 67
Columbia College
Columbia, 1,167 Students
$28,900 - -
Columbia International University
Columbia, 638 Students
$20,880 75 73
Converse College
Spartanburg, 952 Students
$16,000 - -
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, 381 Students
$3,340 - -
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, 622 Students
$32,540 52 69

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