College Costs in South Carolina

The 2022 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 $13,843 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $1,078 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 $379 from the 2019-2020 average of $13,464 and represents a 2.81% 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 31,804 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 $51,712.

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 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Florence Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina

$4,870 NA NA
Forrest College

Anderson, South Carolina

$9,900 NA NA
Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

$10,384 31 22
Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

$51,712 80 77
Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

$15,750 NA NA
Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina

$4,824 NA NA
Horry Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina

$5,088 NA NA
Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina

$10,700 26 5
Limestone University

Gaffney, South Carolina

$25,200 36 10
Medix School Fortis College

Columbia, South Carolina

$13,938 NA NA
Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina

$5,640 NA NA
Miller Motte Technical College

Conway, South Carolina

$10,080 NA NA
Miller Motte Technical College North Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

$10,440 NA NA
Morris College

Sumter, South Carolina

$13,420 NA NA
Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

$25,650 28 13
North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

$22,050 40 29
Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw, South Carolina

$4,460 NA NA
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina

$5,544 NA NA
Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina

$5,070 NA NA
Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina

$37,400 57 82