South Carolina Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in South Carolina by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 37 colleges in South Carolina with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in South Carolina? W L Bonner College tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $5,446. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in South Carolina list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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.

List of South Carolina Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
W L Bonner College

Columbia, South Carolina

$5,446
University of Phoenix Columbia Campus

Columbia, SC

$9,480
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Bluffton, SC

$10,730
University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, SC

$10,760
South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

$11,060
Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

$11,160
University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

$11,583
Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

$11,640
Lander University

Greenwood, SC

$11,700
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

$12,570
Voorhees College

Denmark, SC

$12,630
Brown Mackie College Greenville

Greenville, SC

$12,672
University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC

$12,688
College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

$12,978
Allen University

Columbia, SC

$13,340
Virginia College Greenville

Greenville, SC

$14,632
Virginia College in Charleston

North Charleston, SC

$14,632
Morris College

Sumter, SC

$15,450