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.

South Carolina's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Columbia International University

Columbia, Private Not For Profit

$23,550 43 49
#22 Southern Wesleyan University

Central, Private Not For Profit

$24,926 39 35
#23 Limestone University

Gaffney, Private Not For Profit

$25,200 36 10
#24 Newberry College

Newberry, Private Not For Profit

$25,650 28 13
#25 Anderson University

Anderson, Private Not For Profit

$26,820 NA NA
#26 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$27,214 42 29
#27 Charleston Southern University

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$27,800 36 41
#28 Winthrop University

Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit

$29,636 45 24
#29 Coker College

Hartsville, Private Not For Profit

$30,864 27 18
#30 College of Charleston

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$32,848 60 44
#31 University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, Public Not For Profit

$33,528 69 51
#32 Erskine College

Due West, Private Not For Profit

$34,435 32 1
#33 Clemson University

Clemson, Public Not For Profit

$37,110 76 71
#34 Presbyterian College

Clinton, Private Not For Profit

$37,400 57 82
#35 Wofford College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$46,010 NA NA
#36 Furman University

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$51,712 80 77