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56 Schools in South Carolina Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Aiken Technical College

    Graniteville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,262
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    4,241
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Anderson University

    Anderson, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,730
    Years Accredited
    55 (1959)
    Student Population
    3,023
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Bob Jones University

    Greenville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,090
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    4,218
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Cathedral Bible College

    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,600
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    212
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Central Carolina Technical College

    Sumter, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,189
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    6,261
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Charleston Southern University

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,440
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    4,706
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Citadel Military College of South Carolina

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,523
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    4,047
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,674
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    22,675
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Coastal Carolina University

    Conway, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,760
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    10,501
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Coker College

    Hartsville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,640
    Years Accredited
    91 (1923)
    Student Population
    1,252
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    College of Charleston

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,918
    Years Accredited
    98 (1916)
    Student Population
    14,655
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Columbia College

    Columbia, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,030
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    1,495
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Columbia International University

    Columbia, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,745
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    1,493
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Converse College

    Spartanburg, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $28,276
    Years Accredited
    102 (1912)
    Student Population
    3,934
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Erskine College

    Due West, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,790
    Years Accredited
    89 (1925)
    Student Population
    926
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Florence-Darlington Technical College

    Florence, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,028
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    8,387
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Francis Marion University

    Florence, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,066
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    5,077
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Greenville Technical College

    Greenville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,190
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    20,098
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    Conway, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,444
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    10,305
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Lander University

    Greenwood, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,792
    Years Accredited
    62 (1952)
    Student Population
    3,649
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Students in South Carolina face some of the country's highest college tuition rates for public colleges and universities, thanks in part to slashed state funding for higher education causing schools to raise their prices. Between 2006 and 2011, in-state costs at 4-year public universities rose 30.2%, while costs at 2-year public schools rose 19.4%. While those are below the national averages, the state already has several of the country's most expensive public schools, so steady tuition increases are making life difficult for some students. In response to this, the state senate recently threatened schools with a construction halt unless they kept their tuition increases in line with or below specified amounts.

College Enrollment

While enrollment at South Carolina's public 2-year colleges has spiked since 2000, 4-year universities have seen a decline in enrollment. Between 2005 and 2010, enrollment at 2-years has increased by 29.2%, compared to 16.7% nationally; meanwhile, 4-year enrollment increased by 7.7%, compared to 15.9% nationally. Part of the reason for this is drastic state budget cuts, leaving schools to make difficult choices about program cuts or increased tuition, which, in turn, pushes students toward 2-year schools.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Future Scholar: South Carolina's 529 plan allows students and families to put away money early in order to pay for college down the road. The state's plan includes tax benefits and age-based and customized investment choices.
    • South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission: This organization works with the State General Assembly to provide tuition assistance to South Carolina's students. Need-based scholarships go to students hoping to attend one of the organization's in-state member colleges.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • South Carolina Higher Education Foundation: This nonprofit seeks to increase student participation in higher education and improve the quality of that education in the state. One of its major goals is raising awareness of the importance of higher education. To that end, the Foundation hosts events and workshops for students. They also work directly with schools and the state higher education agency.
    • Achieving the Dream: Community College Count: This national organization has a chapter specific to South Carolina, partnering with South Carolina Technical Colleges and their students. It helps low income, minority, and first generation students attend and and complete their education at community college.
    • College Summit South Carolina: Another national organization with a state chapter, College Summit works with schools to implement curricula that prepares young people for college work. They also host events for students to help them learn about higher education and access resources.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in South Carolina

South Carolina Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 57% South Carolina
      Graduation Rate
    • 1436 SAT South Carolina
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in South Carolina

  • SC US
    Public 2-Year
  • SC US
    Public 4-Year
  • SC US
    Private 4-year

South Carolina Institutions

  • SC US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • SC US
    Public
    Institutions
  • SC US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • SC US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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