South Carolina Out of State Total Cost Ranking

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

Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in South Carolina but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in South Carolina for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of 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 Voorhees College

Denmark, Private Not For Profit

$21,476 NA NA
#5 Allen University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$22,234 NA NA
#6 Virginia College in Charleston

North Charleston, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#7 Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#8 Morris College

Sumter, Private Not For Profit

$24,652 NA NA
#9 Benedict College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$24,800 NA NA
#10 Claflin University

Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit

$28,426 26 4
#11 Bob Jones University

Greenville, Private For Profit

$29,990 NA NA
#12 Columbia College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$30,258 28 6
#13 University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, Public Not For Profit

$30,404 35 20
#14 Francis Marion University

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$30,912 31 22
#15 University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, Public Not For Profit

$31,482 30 5
#16 South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit

$32,750 19 NA
#17 Lander University

Greenwood, Public Not For Profit

$33,070 26 5
#18 University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit

$33,283 36 13
#19 Converse College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$33,600 44 7
#20 Columbia International University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$34,200 43 49