South Carolina Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

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 2018/2019 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 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

$21,932 NA NA
#6 Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

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

North Charleston, Private For Profit

$23,248 NA NA
#8 Morris College

Sumter, Private Not For Profit

$23,670 NA NA
#9 Benedict College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$23,800 11 NA
#10 Bob Jones University

Greenville, Private For Profit

$27,880 NA NA
#11 Claflin University

Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit

$28,572 27 11
#12 Columbia College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$29,048 NA NA
#13 University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, Public Not For Profit

$30,404 35 12
#14 Francis Marion University

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$30,912 32 19
#15 University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, Public Not For Profit

$31,386 29 4
#16 Lander University

Greenwood, Public Not For Profit

$31,900 28 23
#17 Converse College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$32,500 40 52
#18 South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit

$32,750 21 1
#19 University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit

$33,258 36 11
#20 Columbia International University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$33,450 46 59
#21 North Greenville University

Tigerville, Private Not For Profit

$33,604 44 48
#22 Southern Wesleyan University

Central, Private Not For Profit

$35,766 40 38
#23 Charleston Southern University

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$37,800 46 63
#24 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$37,978 42 29
#25 Limestone College

Gaffney, Private Not For Profit

$38,504 36 14
#26 Newberry College

Newberry, Private Not For Profit

$39,172 27 10
#27 Anderson University

Anderson, Private Not For Profit

$40,710 39 29
#28 Winthrop University

Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit

$40,964 42 20
#29 Coker College

Hartsville, Private Not For Profit

$41,800 44 75
#30 University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, Public Not For Profit

$45,683 69 47
#31 Erskine College and Seminary

Due West, Private Not For Profit

$50,075 37 2
#32 Presbyterian College

Clinton, Private Not For Profit

$51,340 60 91
#33 Clemson University

Clemson, Public Not For Profit

$51,400 77 80
#34 Wofford College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$60,135 76 90
#35 Furman University

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$64,688 80 81