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
#21 Clemson University

Clemson, Public Not For Profit

$28,596 76 71
#22 Bob Jones University

Greenville, Private For Profit

$29,990 NA NA
#23 Columbia College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$30,258 28 6
#24 Converse College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$33,600 44 7
#25 Columbia International University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$34,200 43 49
#26 North Greenville University

Tigerville, Private Not For Profit

$34,790 40 29
#27 Southern Wesleyan University

Central, Private Not For Profit

$36,106 39 35
#28 Charleston Southern University

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$38,500 36 41
#29 Limestone University

Gaffney, Private Not For Profit

$38,504 36 10
#30 Newberry College

Newberry, Private Not For Profit

$40,300 28 13
#31 Anderson University

Anderson, Private Not For Profit

$41,820 NA NA
#32 Coker College

Hartsville, Private Not For Profit

$43,416 27 18
#33 Erskine College

Due West, Private Not For Profit

$50,075 32 1
#34 Presbyterian College

Clinton, Private Not For Profit

$52,360 57 82
#35 Wofford College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$62,640 NA NA
#36 Furman University

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$66,264 80 77