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Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Carolina are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? Leading the colleges list is W L Bonner College in Columbia with an in state tuition of $6,864.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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South Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$6,864
In State Tuition
1) W L Bonner College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,938
In State Tuition
2) South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
3) University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
Columbia, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,780
In State Tuition
4) University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, Public Not For Profit
30 51
$9,880
In State Tuition
5) Francis Marion University
Florence, Public Not For Profit
39 73
$9,882
In State Tuition
6) University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, Public Not For Profit
44 71
$10,696
In State Tuition
7) Coastal Carolina University
Conway, Public Not For Profit
49 71
$10,700
In State Tuition
8) Lander University
Greenwood, Public Not For Profit
35 60
$10,710
In State Tuition
9) University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit
41 64
$11,054
In State Tuition
10) University of South Carolina Columbia
Columbia, Public Not For Profit
76 76
$11,630
In State Tuition
11) Voorhees College
Denmark, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,690
In State Tuition
12) Morris College
Sumter, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,772
In State Tuition
13) Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,740
In State Tuition
14) Allen University
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,418
In State Tuition
15) Clemson University
Clemson, Public Not For Profit
87 80
$14,382
In State Tuition
16) Virginia College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,382
In State Tuition
17) Virginia College in Charleston
North Charleston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,510
In State Tuition
18) Winthrop University
Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit
60 73
$14,900
In State Tuition
19) Bob Jones University
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,528
In State Tuition
20) Claflin University
Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit
41 51