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South Carolina Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend four year college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in South Carolina was $17,632 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $952 from the 2015-2016 average of $16,680 and represents a 5.71% annual increase. The list of South Carolina four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 37 four year colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being University of South Carolina Columbia with 30,271 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,462. Furman University is the most expensive four year school in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $47,968.

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.

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
Allen University
Columbia, 575 Students
$12,740 - -
Anderson University
Anderson, 2,690 Students
$24,290 62 71
Benedict College
Columbia, 2,249 Students
$17,848 - -
Bob Jones University
Greenville, 2,402 Students
$15,850 - -
Brown Mackie College Greenville
Greenville, 285 Students
$11,772 - -
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, 2,937 Students
$24,800 44 60
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, 2,678 Students
$75 52 66
Claflin University
Orangeburg, 1,930 Students
$15,840 41 52
Clemson University  Best Value
Clemson, 20,774 Students
$13,752 87 80
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 9,070 Students
$11,020 52 73
Coker College
Hartsville, 1,026 Students
$28,464 47 67
College of Charleston
Charleston, 9,815 Students
$70 54 67
Columbia College
Columbia, 1,167 Students
$19,500 - -
Columbia International University
Columbia, 638 Students
$21,720 75 73
Converse College
Spartanburg, 952 Students
$16,680 - -
Erskine College and Seminary
Due West, 622 Students
$32,540 52 69
Francis Marion University
Florence, 3,216 Students
$10,178 37 72
Furman University
Greenville, 2,764 Students
$47,968 - -
Lander University
Greenwood, 2,551 Students
$10,700 41 66
Limestone College
Gaffney, 2,197 Students
$24,900 50 56