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Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$6,864
Out of State Tuition
1) W L Bonner College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
2) University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
Columbia, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,630
Out of State Tuition
3) Voorhees College
Denmark, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,690
Out of State Tuition
4) Morris College
Sumter, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,772
Out of State Tuition
5) Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,740
Out of State Tuition
6) Allen University
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,382
Out of State Tuition
7) Virginia College Greenville
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,382
Out of State Tuition
8) Virginia College in Charleston
North Charleston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,900
Out of State Tuition
9) Bob Jones University
Greenville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,528
Out of State Tuition
10) Claflin University
Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit
41 52
$16,000
Out of State Tuition
11) Converse College
Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,210
Out of State Tuition
12) South University Columbia
Columbia, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,496
Out of State Tuition
13) The Art Institute of Charleston
Charleston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,498
Out of State Tuition
14) Benedict College
Columbia, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,594
Out of State Tuition
15) North Greenville University
Tigerville, Private Not For Profit
67 77
$19,018
Out of State Tuition
16) South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit
13 n/a
$19,760
Out of State Tuition
17) Francis Marion University
Florence, Public Not For Profit
37 72
$19,788
Out of State Tuition
18) University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, Public Not For Profit
41 68
$20,244
Out of State Tuition
19) University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, Public Not For Profit
36 60
$20,300
Out of State Tuition
20) Lander University
Greenwood, Public Not For Profit
41 66