College Costs in South Carolina

The 2021 Directory of South Carolina Colleges and Prices

South Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Carolina was $13,468 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $1,197 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 $169 from the 2018-2019 average of $13,299 and represents a 1.27% 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 31,270 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 $50,464.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina

$4,776 NA NA
Allen University

Columbia, South Carolina

$12,540 NA NA
Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

$26,130 39 29
Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

$14,000 11 NA
Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina

$18,100 NA NA
Brown Mackie College Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina

$11,772 NA NA
Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina

$6,162 NA NA
Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

$26,000 46 63
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

$75 66 72
Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

$16,476 27 11
Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

$14,118 77 80
Clinton Junior College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

$9,920 NA NA
Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

$11,460 42 29
Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

$29,976 44 75
College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

$70 60 55
Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

$19,890 NA NA
Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

$23,090 46 59
Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$18,890 40 52
Denmark Technical College

Denmark, South Carolina

$5,407 NA NA
Erskine College and Seminary

Due West, South Carolina

$34,435 37 2