South Carolina College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 103 colleges are active for serving college programs in South Carolina. By school types, there are thirty-four public schools and sixty-nine private schools. By school levels, forty 4-years (or high) schools, thirty-four 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and twenty-nine less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 103 South Carolina schools, Clemson University ranked first and University of South Carolina-Columbia ranked second (view more at South Carolina college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all South Carolina colleges is $14,153 for South Carolina residents and $18,470 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 65.66% and the average SAT score is 1,061. The average number of students is 2,385 and the average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for South Carolina colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 South Carolina Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in South Carolina ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$38,550$23,2461,31551.00%24,95184%16 to 1
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$33,928$30,1601,27569.00%34,79577%17 to 1
Furman University
Greenville, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$52,092$7,5131,33057.00%2,94783%10 to 1
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,650-1,27060.00%1,66685%11 to 1
Columbia International University
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,650$10,6401,03548.00%1,04851%15 to 1
North Greenville University
Tigerville, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,050$11,5601,05563.00%2,57859%14 to 1
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$35,876$18,5401,14075.00%3,76374%12 to 1
Anderson University
Anderson, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,980$11,1781,03569.00%3,42967%15 to 1
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$33,308$36,5921,17078.00%10,78366%15 to 1
Converse College
Spartanburg, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,500$9,0211,11589.00%1,38058%12 to 1
Coker University
Hartsville, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,524$17,9761,06563.00%1,28039%12 to 1
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,166$30,0361,05569.00%5,81363%14 to 1
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,394$19,8361,09069.00%10,64147%16 to 1
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,840$7,8001,11050.00%3,41441%12 to 1
Southern Wesleyan University
Central, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,676$13,7261,05135.00%1,55154%14 to 1
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,776$30,1281,01563.00%2,11631%16 to 1
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,260$53,4001,11575.00%1,33071%11 to 1
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,750$22,57091566.00%3,02235%16 to 1
Francis Marion University
Florence, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,544$22,0001,00568.00%3,94044%15 to 1
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,224$9,5731,073-3,00566%12 to 1
Columbia College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,591$10,9111,03597.00%1,27660%11 to 1
South University-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,000$16,320--98317%10 to 1
Allen University
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,340$8,900-53.00%74322%16 to 1
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
Allendale, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$18,238-92073.00%92725%16 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Conway
Conway, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---1,34223%20 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,332---22856%15 to 1
Clinton College
Rock Hill, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,020---19376%15 to 1
Palmetto Beauty School
Spartanburg, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,600---2729%15 to 1
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Spartanburg, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
----421--
Academy of Hair Technology
Greenville, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$6,000---7755%10 to 1
Arclabs
Piedmont, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,400---45280%16 to 1
Erskine College
Due West, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,535$13,6501,02570.00%69345%12 to 1
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,016---3,55015%16 to 1
Trident Technical College
Charleston, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,690---12,14819%20 to 1
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$37,402---160-22 to 1
Barber Tech Academy
Orangeburg, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,825---4729%11 to 1
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,620---6,78821%24 to 1
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
Camden, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,000---2975%15 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek
Goose Creek, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,900---11665%20 to 1
Lander University
Greenwood, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,300$17,8441,03543.00%3,04445%16 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,900---12655%20 to 1
Midlands Technical College
West Columbia, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$13,812---9,89212%18 to 1
University of Phoenix-South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,973$17,760--119%6 to 1
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,020---2,24714%14 to 1
Virginia College-Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,550---388-16 to 1
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
Aiken, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,000---6564%17 to 1
Charzanne Beauty College
Greenwood, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500---4761%15 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence
Florence, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,300---15760%20 to 1
Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,046$12,03594055.00%2,17251%14 to 1
University of South Carolina-Sumter
Sumter, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$18,238-1,01582.00%1,11031%15 to 1
Virginia College-Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800---274-8 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,336---19985%15 to 1
York Technical College
Rock Hill, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$10,339---4,25323%17 to 1
Virginia College-Florence
Florence, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,550---345-12 to 1
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$17,540-91961.00%86940%20 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,900---10646%20 to 1
Top of the Line Barber College
Charleston, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,475---2350%3 to 1
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,902---4,18213%16 to 1
Sumter Beauty College
Sumter, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,100---1945%5 to 1
Voorhees College
Denmark, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,630--65.00%49141%14 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston
Charleston, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$25,240---67126%18 to 1
Construction Training Center
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,710---2265%10 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
North Augusta, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,300---10773%20 to 1
Southeastern Institute-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$19,019---9576%10 to 1
Southeastern Esthetics Institute
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,500---11985%20 to 1
Limestone College
Gaffney, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,300$12,5001,06551.00%2,44233%13 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$7,900---10647%20 to 1
Morris College
Sumter, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,980---64925%15 to 1
Charleston School of Law
Charleston, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,099$42,134--627--
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,200$12,50092577.00%2,16524%17 to 1
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Orangeburg, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,490---2,38720%15 to 1
Remington College-Columbia Campus
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,210---19035%20 to 1
Charleston Cosmetology Institute
Charleston, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,500---20272%10 to 1
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,218$30,1221,05056.00%3,69939%14 to 1
Virginia College-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800---404-12 to 1
Northeastern Technical College
Cheraw, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$7,948---1,27519%19 to 1
University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Lancaster, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$18,238-1,00582.00%1,52320%14 to 1
Fortis College-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$14,109---38261%14 to 1
University of South Carolina-Union
Union, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$18,238-86892.00%1,09326%18 to 1
Cosmetic Arts Institute
Walterboro, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,000---1571%10 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
Greenville, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,300---16161%20 to 1
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,085$30,1351,01558.00%6,17548%16 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville
Greenville, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,324---17169%15 to 1
Denmark Technical College
Denmark, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,055---48920%12 to 1
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,822---4,53422%16 to 1
Strand College of Hair Design
Myrtle Beach, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---7459%20 to 1
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
Greenville, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,650---2343%9 to 1
Forrest College
Anderson, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$10,650---6746%11 to 1
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$10,208---6,08229%19 to 1
Greenville Technical College
Greenville, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$9,410---10,86411%15 to 1
Williamsburg Technical College
Kingstree, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$8,592---7378%12 to 1
Southeastern Institute-Charleston
North Charleston, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$19,019---13365%9 to 1
International Diving Institute
North Charleston, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$21,250---9179%15 to 1
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,300---13052%20 to 1
Centura College-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,887---60--
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,880---2,26723%13 to 1
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,833$25,673--2,944-10 to 1
W L Bonner College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,416---13-13 to 1
Newberry College
Newberry, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,150-1,02066.00%1,20854%13 to 1
Virginia College-Greenville
Greenville, SC
Private, 2-4 years
$15,800---355-9 to 1
Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$6,593---4,49120%16 to 1
Academy for Careers and Technology
Mullins, SC
Public, Less than 2 years
$6,300---4176%10 to 1
Strayer University-South Carolina
Greenville, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--2,68720%46 to 1
Average$18,470$19,7311,06165.66%2,38547%15 to 1