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 $12,798 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $788 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 $348 from the 2014-2015 average of $12,450 and represents a 2.8% annual increase. The list of South Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 72 colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being University of South Carolina Columbia with 29,441 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,082. Furman University is the most expensive in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $45,632.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville, 694 Students
$4,386 n/a n/a
Allen University
Columbia, 601 Students
$12,740 n/a n/a
Anderson University
Anderson, 2,555 Students
$22,570 63 71
Benedict College
Columbia, 2,436 Students
$16,356 n/a n/a
Bob Jones University
Greenville, 2,524 Students
$14,250 n/a n/a
Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, 572 Students
$11,772 n/a n/a
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, 1,284 Students
$5,075 n/a n/a
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, 2,851 Students
$23,400 50 65
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, 2,626 Students
$150 55 68
Claflin University
Orangeburg, 1,865 Students
$15,080 41 51
Clemson University  Best Value
Clemson, 20,125 Students
$13,022 87 80
Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, 150 Students
$4,851 n/a n/a
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 8,966 Students
$10,270 49 71
Coker College
Hartsville, 957 Students
$26,568 51 70
College of Charleston
Charleston, 9,878 Students
$70 61 71
Columbia College
Columbia, 1,128 Students
$28,100 n/a n/a
Columbia International University
Columbia, 683 Students
$19,890 74 73
Converse College
Spartanburg, 842 Students
$15,500 n/a n/a
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, 655 Students
$2,616 n/a n/a
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, 632 Students
$31,345 52 68

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