College Costs in South Carolina

The 2023 Directory of South Carolina Colleges and Prices

South Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Carolina was $14,097 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,033 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 28th most expensive and 25th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $633 from the 2019-2020 average of $13,464 and represents a 4.7% annual increase. The list of South Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 66 colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being University of South Carolina Columbia with 31,575 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,288. Furman University is the most expensive in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $52,992.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. South Carolina colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in South Carolina or cheap South Carolina colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina

$4,896 NA NA
Allen University

Columbia, South Carolina

$12,540 NA NA
Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

$27,480 NA NA
Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

$14,600 NA NA
Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina

$19,100 NA NA
Brown Mackie College Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina

$11,772 NA NA
Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina

$6,354 NA NA
Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

$28,630 37 41
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

$8,356 64 66
Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

$16,476 25 3
Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

$14,118 76 71
Clinton Junior College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

$9,920 NA NA
Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

$11,460 38 22
Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

$30,864 29 23
College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

$12,518 58 42
Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

$20,080 29 6
Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

$24,490 40 41
Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$19,500 39 4
Denmark Technical College

Denmark, South Carolina

$5,626 NA NA
Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

$34,435 35 1