South Carolina In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by In State Total Cost for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of South Carolina these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in South Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our South Carolina tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Carolina are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2020/2021 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? Leading the colleges list is W L Bonner College in Columbia with an in state total cost of $12,046.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

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.

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South Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 W L Bonner College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$12,046 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Columbia Campus

Columbia, Private For Profit

$17,310 NA NA
#3 Brown Mackie College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

$19,638 NA NA
#4 University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, Public Not For Profit

$19,946 36 20
#5 University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, Public Not For Profit

$20,436 30 5
#6 Francis Marion University

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$20,528 31 22
#7 Voorhees College

Denmark, Private Not For Profit

$21,476 NA NA
#8 University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit

$21,781 36 13
#9 South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit

$22,060 19 NA
#10 Allen University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$22,234 NA NA
#11 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$22,628 42 29
#12 Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#13 Virginia College in Charleston

North Charleston, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#14 Lander University

Greenwood, Public Not For Profit

$23,470 26 5
#15 Morris College

Sumter, Private Not For Profit

$24,652 NA NA
#16 University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, Public Not For Profit

$24,735 69 51
#17 Benedict College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$24,800 NA NA
#18 Winthrop University

Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit

$26,846 45 24
#19 College of Charleston

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$27,199 60 44
#20 Claflin University

Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit

$28,426 26 4