South Carolina Out of State Tuition Ranking

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

Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Carolina are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? Leading the colleges list is W L Bonner College in Columbia with an out of state tuition of $5,158.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 W L Bonner College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$5,158 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Columbia Campus

Columbia, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#3 Voorhees College

Denmark, Private Not For Profit

$11,630 NA NA
#4 Brown Mackie College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

$11,772 NA NA
#5 Allen University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$12,540 NA NA
#6 Morris College

Sumter, Private Not For Profit

$13,420 NA NA
#7 Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, Private For Profit

$14,382 NA NA
#8 Virginia College in Charleston

North Charleston, Private For Profit

$14,382 NA NA
#9 Benedict College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$14,600 NA NA
#10 Claflin University

Orangeburg, Private Not For Profit

$16,476 26 4
#11 Bob Jones University

Greenville, Private For Profit

$19,100 NA NA
#12 Converse College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$19,500 44 7
#13 Columbia College

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$19,890 28 6
#14 South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, Public Not For Profit

$20,218 19 NA
#15 Lander University

Greenwood, Public Not For Profit

$20,300 26 5
#16 Francis Marion University

Florence, Public Not For Profit

$20,768 31 22
#17 University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, Public Not For Profit

$20,856 36 20
#18 University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, Public Not For Profit

$21,390 30 5
#19 North Greenville University

Tigerville, Private Not For Profit

$22,050 40 29
#20 University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, Public Not For Profit

$22,710 36 13