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.

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<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
Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina

$4,896 NA NA
Allen University

Columbia, South Carolina

$12,540 NA NA
Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

$26,820 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

$27,800 36 41
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

$75 66 73
Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

$16,476 26 4
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 42 29
Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

$30,864 27 18
College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

$12,518 60 44
Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

$19,890 28 6
Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

$23,550 43 49
Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$19,500 44 7
Denmark Technical College

Denmark, South Carolina

$5,408 NA NA
Erskine College and Seminary

Due West, South Carolina

$34,435 32 1
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 College

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
South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

$9,528 19 NA
Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

$24,926 39 35
Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$5,880 NA NA
Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$15,750 NA NA
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort, South Carolina

$5,400 NA NA
Tri County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina

$5,600 NA NA
Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina

$5,024 NA NA
University of Phoenix Columbia Campus

Columbia, South Carolina

$9,480 NA NA
University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

$10,398 35 20
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, South Carolina

$10,344 30 5
University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

$12,288 69 51
University of South Carolina Lancaster

Lancaster, South Carolina

$7,158 NA NA
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie

Allendale, South Carolina

$7,158 NA NA
University of South Carolina Sumter

Sumter, South Carolina

$7,158 NA NA
University of South Carolina Union

Union, South Carolina

$7,158 NA NA
University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$11,208 36 13
Virginia College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$14,382 NA NA
Virginia College in Charleston

North Charleston, South Carolina

$14,382 NA NA
Virginia College Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

$14,382 NA NA
Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina

$14,382 NA NA
Voorhees College

Denmark, South Carolina

$11,630 NA NA
W L Bonner College

Columbia, South Carolina

$5,158 NA NA
Williamsburg Technical College

Kingstree, South Carolina

$4,608 NA NA
Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

$15,306 45 24
Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$46,010 NA NA
York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

$4,776 NA NA