Colleges in South Carolina

South Carolina has 35 private and 13 public 4-year colleges that enroll 128,686 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $9,974 (for in-state students) and $21,640 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $18,785 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of South Carolina provided $81,884,723 in financial aid to 15,103 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $133,902,871 in grant and scholarships to 15,442 students.

South Carolina receives 1.5% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 9,349 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $41,898,976 in pell grant ($4,433 per student on average) and 15,397 students received a total amount of $91,407,251 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,285 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in South Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Allen University

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$14,187 $12,740 $12,740
Open admission
Anderson University

Location: Anderson, SC

Private
not for profit
$20,574 $23,470 $23,470
54%
Benedict College

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$16,914 $17,498 $17,498
Open admission
Bob Jones University

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$16,258 $14,900 $14,900
87%
Brown Mackie College-Greenville

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
Charleston School of Law

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
Charleston Southern University

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
not for profit
$15,709 $24,100 $24,100
61%
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Location: Charleston, SC

Public $18,465 $150 $410
82%
Claflin University

Location: Orangeburg, SC

Private
not for profit
$17,241 $15,528 $15,528
42%
Clemson University

Location: Clemson, SC

Public $17,797 $13,418 $33,300
51%
Clinton College

Location: Rock Hill, SC

Private
not for profit
$10,431 $5,094 $5,094
Open admission
Coastal Carolina University

Location: Conway, SC

Public $15,208 $10,696 $24,940
61%
Coker College

Location: Hartsville, SC

Private
not for profit
$17,196 $27,624 $27,624
59%
College of Charleston

Location: Charleston, SC

Public $18,877 $70 $70
84%
Columbia College

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$16,583 $28,900 $28,900
87%
Columbia International University

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$20,206 $20,880 $20,880
36%
Converse College

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
not for profit
$19,683 $16,000 $16,000
60%
Erskine College

Location: Due West, SC

Private
not for profit
$17,624 $32,540 $32,540
76%
Francis Marion University

Location: Florence, SC

Public $10,070 $9,880 $19,760
62%
Furman University

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
not for profit
$31,050 $46,784 $46,784
68%
Lander University

Location: Greenwood, SC

Public $13,682 $10,700 $20,300
62%
Limestone College

Location: Gaffney, SC

Private
not for profit
$23,468 $23,900 $23,900
48%
Medical University of South Carolina

Location: Charleston, SC

Public
Morris College

Location: Sumter, SC

Private
not for profit
$15,524 $11,690 $11,690
Open admission
Newberry College

Location: Newberry, SC

Private
not for profit
$18,327 $23,500 $23,500
60%
North Greenville University

Location: Tigerville, SC

Private
not for profit
$15,864 $17,594 $17,594
59%
Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, SC

Private
not for profit
$19,777 $34,282 $34,282
60%
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
not for profit
South Carolina State University

Location: Orangeburg, SC

Public $21,058 $8,938 $19,018
86%
South University-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$19,422 $17,210 $17,210
Open admission
Southern Wesleyan University

Location: Central, SC

Private
not for profit
$14,914 $23,660 $23,660
55%
Strayer University-South Carolina

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$25,699 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
The Art Institute of Charleston

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$23,778 $17,496 $17,496
Open admission
University of Phoenix-South Carolina

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
University of South Carolina-Aiken

Location: Aiken, SC

Public $14,465 $9,882 $19,788
67%
University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Location: Bluffton, SC

Public $14,592 $9,780 $20,244
65%
University of South Carolina-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Public $19,913 $11,054 $30,482
68%
University of South Carolina-Upstate

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Public $14,446 $10,710 $21,708
55%
Virginia College-Charleston

Location: North Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$18,071
Open admission
Voorhees College

Location: Denmark, SC

Private
not for profit
$16,579 $11,630 $11,630
79%
W L Bonner College

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$5,128 $5,128
Open admission
Winthrop University

Location: Rock Hill, SC

Public $16,702 $14,510 $28,090
69%
Wofford College

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
not for profit
$25,648 $38,860 $38,860
70%

2-year Colleges in South Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Aiken Technical College

Location: Graniteville, SC

Public $3,411 $4,368 $6,212
Open admission
Central Carolina Technical College

Location: Sumter, SC

Public $6,043 $5,449 $7,958
Open admission
Centura College-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$25,934 $15,750 $15,750
Open admission
Denmark Technical College

Location: Denmark, SC

Public $6,816 $3,340 $6,680
Open admission
Florence-Darlington Technical College

Location: Florence, SC

Public $3,401 $4,272 $6,096
Open admission
Forrest College

Location: Anderson, SC

Private
for profit
$16,500 $7,803 $7,803
Open admission
Fortis College-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$16,958
Open admission
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Private
for profit
$22,475
Open admission
Greenville Technical College

Location: Greenville, SC

Public $7,208 $4,416 $8,280
Open admission
Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Location: Conway, SC

Public $7,655 $5,880 $9,600
Open admission
Midlands Technical College

Location: West Columbia, SC

Public $6,028 $4,800 $11,520
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$21,019 $10,296 $10,296
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway

Location: Conway, SC

Private
for profit
$19,939 $9,720 $9,720
Open admission
Northeastern Technical College

Location: Cheraw, SC

Public $8,448 $4,080 $6,576
Open admission
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Location: Orangeburg, SC

Public $7,367 $4,944 $6,720
Open admission
Piedmont Technical College

Location: Greenwood, SC

Public $8,904 $4,668 $5,868
Open admission
Remington College-Columbia Campus

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
not for profit
$16,381 $20,520 $20,520
Spartanburg Community College

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Public $3,429 $5,232 $8,592
Open admission
Spartanburg Methodist College

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
not for profit
$13,713 $15,750 $15,750
65%
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Location: Beaufort, SC

Public $4,585 $4,680 $9,072
Open admission
Tri-County Technical College

Location: Pendleton, SC

Public $8,137 $5,178 $8,898
Open admission
Trident Technical College

Location: Charleston, SC

Public $7,616 $4,461 $7,691
Open admission
University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Location: Lancaster, SC

Public $8,127 $6,302 $16,334
61%
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie

Location: Allendale, SC

Public $12,679 $6,302 $16,334
62%
University of South Carolina-Sumter

Location: Sumter, SC

Public $9,639 $6,302 $16,334
67%
University of South Carolina-Union

Location: Union, SC

Public $11,723 $6,302 $16,206
71%
Virginia College-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$18,474
Open admission
Virginia College-Florence

Location: Florence, SC

Private
for profit
$17,605
Open admission
Virginia College-Greenville

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$16,575
Open admission
Virginia College-Spartanburg

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
for profit
$17,212
Open admission
Williamsburg Technical College

Location: Kingstree, SC

Public $8,795 $4,008 $7,560
Open admission
York Technical College

Location: Rock Hill, SC

Public $8,656 $4,320 $9,144
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in South Carolina

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Academy for Careers and Technology

Location: Mullins, SC

Public $7,960 $6,300
Open admission
Academy of Hair Technology

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$13,199 $14,000
Open admission
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering

Location: Aiken, SC

Private
for profit
$14,725 $16,000
Open admission
Arclabs

Location: Piedmont, SC

Private
for profit
$18,763 $15,350
Open admission
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$10,247 $16,650
Open admission
Barber Tech Academy

Location: Orangeburg, SC

Private
for profit
$19,784 $16,135
Open admission
Centura College-North Charleston

Location: North Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$25,157
Open admission
Charleston Cosmetology Institute

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$16,531 $17,500
Open admission
Charzanne Beauty College

Location: Greenwood, SC

Private
for profit
$14,475 $16,500
Open admission
Columbia Academy of Cosmetology

Location: West Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$27,363 $18,075
Open admission
Construction Training Center

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$6,385 $7,965
Open admission
Cosmetic Arts Institute

Location: Walterboro, SC

Private
for profit
$19,525 $16,400
Open admission
International Diving Institute

Location: North Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$18,100
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$15,648 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$16,688 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence

Location: Florence, SC

Private
for profit
$14,290 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek

Location: Goose Creek, SC

Private
for profit
$14,075 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$15,202 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta

Location: North Augusta, SC

Private
for profit
$16,171 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill

Location: Rock Hill, SC

Private
for profit
$16,157 $17,225
Open admission
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
for profit
$13,737 $17,225
Open admission
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc

Location: Camden, SC

Private
for profit
$11,502 $14,000
Open admission
Palmetto Beauty School

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Private
for profit
$18,627 $17,600
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston

Location: North Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$14,236 $15,400
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$11,560 $15,400
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville

Location: Greenville, SC

Private
for profit
$12,925 $13,900
Open admission
Southeastern Institute-Charleston

Location: North Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$24,325 $16,784
Open admission
Southeastern Institute-Columbia

Location: Columbia, SC

Private
for profit
$25,350 $16,784
Open admission
Strand College of Hair Design

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Private
for profit
$11,704 $14,000
Open admission
Sumter Beauty College

Location: Sumter, SC

Private
for profit
$8,968 $10,125
Open admission
Top of the Line Barber College

Location: Charleston, SC

Private
for profit
$8,506 $16,740
Open admission