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Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of South Carolina these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in South Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our South Carolina tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Carolina are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? Leading the colleges list is W L Bonner College in Columbia with an in state total cost of $10,328.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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South Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,328
In State Total Cost
1) W L Bonner College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
- -
$17,310
In State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
Columbia, Private For Profit
- -
$19,638
In State Total Cost
3) Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
- -
$19,698
In State Total Cost
4) Francis Marion University
Florence, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$19,800
In State Total Cost
5) University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, Public Not For Profit
41 68
$20,444
In State Total Cost
6) University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, Public Not For Profit
36 60
$21,120
In State Total Cost
7) Allen University
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,454
In State Total Cost
8) University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit
43 66
$21,476
In State Total Cost
9) Voorhees College
Denmark, Private Not For Profit
- -
$21,740
In State Total Cost
10) South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit
13 -
$21,784
In State Total Cost
11) Coastal Carolina University
Conway, Public Not For Profit
52 73
$21,800
In State Total Cost
12) Lander University
Greenwood, Public Not For Profit
41 66
$22,195
In State Total Cost
13) Morris College
Sumter, Private Not For Profit
- -
$22,914
In State Total Cost
14) University of South Carolina Columbia
Columbia, Public Not For Profit
73 75
$23,248
In State Total Cost
15) Virginia College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
- -
$23,248
In State Total Cost
16) Virginia College in Charleston
North Charleston, Private For Profit
- -
$24,350
In State Total Cost
17) Bob Jones University
Greenville, Private For Profit
- -
$25,160
In State Total Cost
18) Winthrop University
Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit
54 70
$26,054
In State Total Cost
19) Clemson University
Clemson, Public Not For Profit
87 80
$27,442
In State Total Cost
20) Claflin University
Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit
41 52