Accredited Online Colleges Based in South Carolina

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423
(843) 574-6111

No N/A 94% 9%

9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 799-9082

No N/A 87% 9%

902 Sumter Street Access
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7000

No N/A 92% 72%

506 N Guignard Dr
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 778-1961

No N/A 96% 20%

555 N Pleasantburg Dr Ste 300
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-7000

No N/A 100% 100%

607 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 214-9000

No N/A 95% N/A


South Carolina Schools vs US State Average

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

    • 59% 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
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    Public 4-Year
  • SC US
    Private 4-year

South Carolina Institutions

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    Degree-Granting Institutions
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    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
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    Private For-Profit Institutions


Sonoco, a leading producer of packaging products, is also headquartered in the state, providing opportunities for careers in all areas of manufacturing

South Carolina's economy has traditionally been dominated by the manufacturing sector. Though the sectors have evened out, manufacturing in the state is still a good opportunity for jobs. Domtar Corporation, a sustainable paper company, has its operating headquarters in South Carolina. Sonoco, a leading producer of packaging products, is also headquartered in the state, providing opportunities for careers in all areas of manufacturing. Degrees from online colleges in South Carolina in areas like business, management, engineering, and other technical fields could give you an advantage in landing a job in one of these manufacturing companies.

South Carolina's great technical colleges are good news for some of the state's biggest employers. Michelin North America and BMW's only production facility in the U.S. both operate out of South Carolina and are ranked among the state's top 10 employers in terms of numbers of employees. Being good with your hands and knowing your way around a motor will be helpful at these companies, but a degree in mechanics, auto repair, or manufacturing, whether it's an associate degree or a master's, will likely put you ahead of your competition.

One of the largest public schools in the state, University of South Carolina, has many online courses available through its Extended University. Clemson University offers multiple master's online, including degrees in construction science, human resources, public administration, and more. If you're looking for public online colleges and universities in South Carolina, you should be able to find a variety to fit your needs.

The impressive network of technical colleges online in South Carolina can't be ignored. The South Carolina Technical College System is made up of 16 technical schools in the state and provides an easy-to-use database of the online courses from all the member colleges called The TechOnLine Consortium of Colleges. The programs through this group of schools allows non-traditional technical students a convenient way to earn their degree.

Private colleges in the state with online courses or programs include Anderson University, Bob Jones University, Newberry College, and several others with traditional campuses. Some programs require a blended method of on-campus and online classes, while others allow you to earn a degree wholly over the Internet. If you're looking for more South Carolina online colleges, you might also be interested in Strayer University or Virginia College.