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Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in South Carolina but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in South Carolina for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,328
Out of State Total Cost
1) W L Bonner College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
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$17,310
Out of State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
Columbia, Private For Profit
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$19,638
Out of State Total Cost
3) Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
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$21,120
Out of State Total Cost
4) Allen University
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
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$21,476
Out of State Total Cost
5) Voorhees College
Denmark, Private Not For Profit
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$22,195
Out of State Total Cost
6) Morris College
Sumter, Private Not For Profit
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$23,248
Out of State Total Cost
7) Virginia College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
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$23,248
Out of State Total Cost
8) Virginia College in Charleston
North Charleston, Private For Profit
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$24,350
Out of State Total Cost
9) Bob Jones University
Greenville, Private For Profit
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$27,442
Out of State Total Cost
10) Claflin University
Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit
41 52
$28,603
Out of State Total Cost
11) Columbia College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
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$29,640
Out of State Total Cost
12) Converse College
Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit
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$29,874
Out of State Total Cost
13) Francis Marion University
Florence, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$30,000
Out of State Total Cost
14) University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, Public Not For Profit
41 68
$30,882
Out of State Total Cost
15) Benedict College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
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$30,980
Out of State Total Cost
16) Columbia International University
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
75 73
$31,220
Out of State Total Cost
17) University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, Public Not For Profit
36 60
$31,400
Out of State Total Cost
18) Lander University
Greenwood, Public Not For Profit
41 66
$31,590
Out of State Total Cost
19) North Greenville University
Tigerville, Private Not For Profit
67 77
$32,120
Out of State Total Cost
20) South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit
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