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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 $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 28,903 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, 884 Students
$4,386 n/a n/a
Allen University
Columbia, 642 Students
$12,740 n/a n/a
Anderson University
Anderson, 2,312 Students
$22,570 51 64
Benedict College
Columbia, 2,405 Students
$16,356 n/a n/a
Bob Jones University
Greenville, 2,617 Students
$14,250 n/a n/a
Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, 708 Students
$11,772 n/a n/a
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, 1,207 Students
$5,075 n/a n/a
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, 2,704 Students
$23,400 29 39
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, 2,660 Students
$150 54 68
Claflin University
Orangeburg, 1,799 Students
$15,080 41 52
Clemson University  Best Value
Clemson, 19,462 Students
$13,022 80 79
Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, 186 Students
$4,851 n/a n/a
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 8,684 Students
$10,270 32 56
Coker College
Hartsville, 967 Students
$26,568 46 66
College of Charleston
Charleston, 9,873 Students
$70 60 70
Columbia College
Columbia, 891 Students
$28,100 52 70
Columbia International University
Columbia, 728 Students
$19,890 59 66
Converse College
Spartanburg, 873 Students
$15,500 66 73
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, 1,422 Students
$2,616 n/a n/a
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, 608 Students
$31,345 54 70

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