College Costs in South Carolina

The 2024 Directory of South Carolina Colleges and Prices

South Carolina Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in South Carolina?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Carolina was $14,097 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,033 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Carolina in the middle of the pack as the 28th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $213 from the 2019-2020 average of $13,884 and represents a 1.53% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of South Carolina colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 66 colleges and universities in South Carolina, the most popular being University of South Carolina Columbia with 31,575 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,288. Furman University is the most expensive in South Carolina with an in-state tuition of $52,992.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


66 results

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

$14,118 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 27,341enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$12,288 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 35,471enrollment
  • $21,784net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.69Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC

Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$11,460 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,473enrollment
  • $14,716net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1190SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,518 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,941enrollment
  • $20,351net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

South Carolina State University
S
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC

South Carolina State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,528 Tuition

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 2,374enrollment
  • $20,022net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 800-1050SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Wofford College
W
Spartanburg, SC

Wofford College

Private 4 Year

8 reviews

$47,845 Tuition

#1 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,765enrollment
  • $30,431net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1185-1330SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Furman University
F
Greenville, SC

Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$52,992 Tuition

#1 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,463enrollment
  • $37,761net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1422SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$15,306 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 5,174enrollment
  • $19,300net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1195SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Benedict College
B
HBCU
Columbia, SC
 

Benedict College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$14,600 Tuition

 

  • 1,908enrollment
  • $12,155net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Anderson University
A
Anderson, SC

Anderson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$27,480 Tuition

 

  • 4,008enrollment
  • $21,576net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Lander University
L
Greenwood, SC

Lander University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,700 Tuition

#10 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,825enrollment
  • $15,541net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC

Charleston Southern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$28,630 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,341enrollment
  • $17,496net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.24Estimated Avg GPA

Bob Jones University
B
Greenville, SC

Bob Jones University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$19,100 Tuition

 

  • 3,155enrollment
  • $15,669net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC

Presbyterian College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$38,220 Tuition

#2 Best Value Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,231enrollment
  • $21,959net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 21

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,356 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,693enrollment
  • $17,920net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Claflin University
C
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC

Claflin University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$16,476 Tuition

#13 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,866enrollment
  • $20,806net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 840-1040SAT range
  • 16-18ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Columbia College
C
Columbia, SC
 

Columbia College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$20,080 Tuition

#11 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,389enrollment
  • $20,277net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 820-1050SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

University of South Carolina Aiken
S
Aiken, SC
 

University of South Carolina Aiken

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,398 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,869enrollment
  • $12,689net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.19Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1