South Carolina Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by Out of State Tuition for 2023

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 2021/2022 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 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

$24,490 40 41
#22 Limestone University

Gaffney, Private Not For Profit

$25,200 33 5
#23 Newberry College

Newberry, Private Not For Profit

$25,650 31 17
#24 Southern Wesleyan University

Central, Private Not For Profit

$25,748 38 32
#25 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, Public Not For Profit

$27,214 38 22
#26 Anderson University

Anderson, Private Not For Profit

$27,480 NA NA
#27 Charleston Southern University

Charleston, Private Not For Profit

$28,630 37 41
#28 Winthrop University

Rock Hill, Public Not For Profit

$29,636 46 28
#29 Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$30,857 64 66
#30 Coker College

Hartsville, Private Not For Profit

$30,864 29 23
#31 University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, Public Not For Profit

$33,528 69 51
#32 College of Charleston

Charleston, Public Not For Profit

$33,978 58 42
#33 Erskine College

Due West, Private Not For Profit

$34,435 35 1
#34 Clemson University

Clemson, Public Not For Profit

$37,110 76 71
#35 Presbyterian College

Clinton, Private Not For Profit

$38,220 58 83
#36 Wofford College

Spartanburg, Private Not For Profit

$47,845 77 87
#37 Furman University

Greenville, Private Not For Profit

$52,992 80 75