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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Carolina are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? Leading our 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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

South Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 W L Bonner College
Columbia, Private
$6,864 n/a n/a
2 University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, Public
$8,586 20 37
3 South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, Public
$8,906 10 n/a
4 Francis Marion University
Florence, Public
$8,978 41 60
5 University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, Public
$9,018 47 79
6 Lander University
Greenwood, Public
$9,200 46 74
7 University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
Columbia, Private
$9,471 n/a n/a
8 Coastal Carolina University
Conway, Public
$9,680 35 64
9 University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, Public
$9,748 37 68
10 Voorhees College
Denmark, Private
$10,180 n/a n/a
11 University of South Carolina Columbia
Columbia, Public
$10,416 75 79
12 Morris College
Sumter, Private
$10,762 n/a n/a
13 Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, Private
$11,304 n/a n/a
14 Allen University
Columbia, Private
$11,540 n/a n/a
15 Virginia College Greenville
Greenville, Private
$11,812 n/a n/a
16 Clemson University
Clemson, Public
$12,230 79 79
17 Bob Jones University
Greenville, Private
$12,820 n/a n/a
18 Virginia College in Charleston
North Charleston, Private
$13,330 n/a n/a
19 Winthrop University
Rock Hill, Public
$13,430 52 70
20 Claflin University
Orangeburg, Private
$14,640 43 75


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