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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

    Limestone College

    Gaffney, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,000
    Years Accredited
    86 (1928)
    Student Population
    3,801
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Medical University of South Carolina

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    3,153
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Midlands Technical College

    West Columbia, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,676
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    17,486
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Miller-Motte Technical College

    Conway, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,422
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    1,236
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Miller-Motte Technical College-North Charleston

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,900
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    1,275
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Newberry College

    Newberry, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $23,575
    Years Accredited
    78 (1936)
    Student Population
    1,162
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    School Website
  8. School Name

    North Greenville University

    Tigerville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,936
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    2,648
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Northeastern Technical College

    Cheraw, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,750
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    1,684
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

    Orangeburg, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,309
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    3,999
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Piedmont Technical College

    Greenwood, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,072
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    8,699
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    South Carolina State University

    Orangeburg, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,258
    Years Accredited
    73 (1941)
    Student Population
    5,040
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    South University-Columbia

    Columbia, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,360
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    2,467
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Southern Wesleyan University

    Central, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,450
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    2,640
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Spartanburg Community College

    Spartanburg, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,645
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    8,595
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Spartanburg Methodist College

    Spartanburg, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,113
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    867
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Strayer University-South Carolina

    Greenville, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    3,844
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Technical College of the Lowcountry

    Beaufort, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,772
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    3,687
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    The Art Institute of Charleston

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,796
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,098
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Tri-County Technical College

    Pendleton, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,752
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    8,998
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Trident Technical College

    Charleston, SC
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,114
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    24,132
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    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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