South Carolina Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in South Carolina was $9,385 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $635 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,750 and represents a 7.26% annual increase. The list of South Carolina public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of South Carolina and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 32 public 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. Winthrop University is the most expensive public school in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $14,870.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore South Carolina Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville, 794 Students
$4,488 - -
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, 1,263 Students
$5,807 - -
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, 2,678 Students
$75 52 66
Clemson University  Best Value
Clemson, 20,774 Students
$13,752 87 80
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, 9,070 Students
$11,020 52 73
College of Charleston
Charleston, 9,815 Students
$70 54 67
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, 381 Students
$3,750 - -
Florence Darlington Technical College
Florence, 2,374 Students
$4,368 - -
Francis Marion University
Florence, 3,216 Students
$10,178 37 72
Greenville Technical College
Greenville, 4,828 Students
$4,536 - -
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Conway, 3,039 Students
$4,776 - -
Lander University
Greenwood, 2,551 Students
$10,700 41 66
Midlands Technical College
West Columbia, 4,821 Students
$4,992 - -
Northeastern Technical College
Cheraw, 428 Students
$4,152 - -
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Orangeburg, 1,026 Students
$5,064 - -
Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood, 1,712 Students
$4,740 - -
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, 2,493 Students
$9,208 13 -
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, 2,179 Students
$5,400 - -
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort, 616 Students
$4,824 - -
Tri County Technical College
Pendleton, 3,375 Students
$5,276 - -