Community Colleges in South Carolina

The 2022 Directory of South Carolina Community Colleges and Costs

South Carolina Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in South Carolina was $7,814 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of $822 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,992 and represents a 11.76% annual increase. The list of South Carolina community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 20 community colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being Greenville Technical College with 4,387 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,824. University of South Carolina Lancaster is the most expensive community school in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $7,158.

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
Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina

$4,896 NA NA
Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina

$6,354 NA NA
Denmark Technical College

Denmark, South Carolina

$5,408 NA NA
Florence Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina

$4,870 NA NA
Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina

$4,824 NA NA
Horry Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina

$5,088 NA NA
Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina

$5,640 NA NA
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
Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

$5,880 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 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
Williamsburg Technical College

Kingstree, South Carolina

$4,608 NA NA
York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

$4,776 NA NA