South Carolina Colleges Statistics

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2020 South Carolina Colleges Statistics

In South Carolina State, there are 113 South Carolina Colleges - 34 public and 79 private schools. Among them, 111 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 32 schools have graduate programs. 58 South Carolina Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities in South Carolina. Total 246,275 students are attending South Carolina Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.56 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at South Carolina Colleges is $8,485 for South Carolina residents and $18,282 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $13,103 for South Carolina residents and $19,324 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2019-2020 statistics for South Carolina Colleges.
South Carolina Colleges Statistics
academic year 2019-2020
Number of Schools113 schools
By Types34 public, 79 private
By Levels47 four(4) years
34 two but less than four years
32 less than two(2) years
By Categories2 National Universities
6 Liberal Arts Colleges
34 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,485 South Carolina residents
$18,282 out-of-state
Graduate$13,103 South Carolina residents
$19,324 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$7,576
Student Population246,275
Undergraduate219,212
Graduate27,063
Acceptance Rate65.66%
Test Scores1,061 SAT, 24 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio14.56 to 1

South Carolina Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

Next table lists South Carolina Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the South Carolina college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2019-2020 South Carolina Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Clemson University
Public, 4 yearsClemson, SC
$38,550
($15,558)
$8,551 24,95151% 1,315 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
2 University of South Carolina-ColumbiaPublic, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $33,928
($12,688)
$6,499 34,79569% 1,275 SAT
28 ACT
17 to 1
3 Furman University
Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$50,844 $32,813 2,94757% 1,330 SAT
30 ACT
10 to 1
4 Wofford College
Private, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$45,710 $30,372 1,66660% 1,270 SAT
28 ACT
11 to 1
5 Columbia International UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $24,000 $13,909 1,04848% 1,035 SAT
22 ACT
15 to 1
6 North Greenville University
Private, 4 yearsTigerville, SC
$21,120 $14,218 2,57863% 1,055 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
7 Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$35,876
($12,620)
$11,878 3,76375% 1,140 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
8 Anderson University
Private, 4 yearsAnderson, SC
$29,230 $17,232 3,42969% 1,035 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
9 College of Charleston
Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$33,269
($12,939)
$9,584 10,78378% 1,170 SAT
25 ACT
15 to 1
10 Converse College
Private, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$19,890 $12,410 1,38089% 1,115 SAT
19 ACT
12 to 1
11 Coker University
Private, 4 yearsHartsville, SC
$30,196 $17,459 1,28063% 1,065 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
12 Winthrop University
Public, 4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$30,136
($15,806)
$11,380 5,81369% 1,055 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
13 Coastal Carolina University
Public, 4 yearsConway, SC
$27,394
($11,640)
$8,208 10,64169% 1,090 SAT
22 ACT
16 to 1
14 Charleston Southern University
Private, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$26,040 $16,189 3,41450% 1,110 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
15 Southern Wesleyan University
Private, 4 yearsCentral, SC
$25,516 $13,793 1,55135% 1,051 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
16 University of South Carolina Beaufort
Public, 4 yearsBluffton, SC
$21,776
($10,730)
$6,343 2,11663% 1,015 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
17 Presbyterian College
Private, 4 yearsClinton, SC
$39,160 $31,856 1,33075% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
18 South Carolina State University
Public, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$21,750
($11,060)
$8,967 3,02266% 915 SAT
16 ACT
16 to 1
19 Francis Marion University
Public, 4 yearsFlorence, SC
$21,544
($11,160)
$9,206 3,94068% 1,005 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
20 Bob Jones University
Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$19,141 $9,993 3,005- 1,073 SAT
70 ACT
12 to 1
21 Columbia College
Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$18,425 $11,251 1,27697% 1,035 SAT
57 ACT
11 to 1
22 South University-ColumbiaPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $17,014 $6,112 983- - 10 to 1
23 Allen University
Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$13,340 $8,625 74353% - 16 to 1
- Remington College-Columbia CampusPrivate, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC $21,045 $4,092 190- - 20 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
Public, 2-4 yearsAllendale, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$4,118 92773% 920 SAT
16 ACT
16 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-ColumbiaPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC - - -- - 15 to 1
- American College of the Building ArtsPrivate, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $20,572 - -- -
18 ACT
-
- Morris College
Private, 4 yearsSumter, SC
$14,326 $8,369 649- - 15 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
Private, Less than 2 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$7,900 $3,785 126- - 20 to 1
- Barber Tech Academy
Private, Less than 2 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$17,250 $6,183 47- - 11 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$17,300 $4,257 130- - 20 to 1
- Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-CharlestonPrivate, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC $25,240 $4,474 671- - 18 to 1
- Virginia College-FlorencePrivate, 2-4 yearsFlorence, SC $15,550 - 345- - 12 to 1
- Trident Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC
$8,690
($5,143)
$5,141 12,148- - 20 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-GreenvillePrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC - - -- - 14 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-CharlestonPrivate, Less than 2 yearsNorth Charleston, SC $16,336 $4,934 199- - 15 to 1
- Fortis College-ColumbiaPrivate, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC $14,920 $4,533 382- - 14 to 1
- Spartanburg Methodist College
Private, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$17,110 $14,778 86961% 919 SAT
17 ACT
20 to 1
- Aiken School of Cosmetology and BarberingPrivate, Less than 2 yearsAiken, SC $16,000 $4,939 65- - 17 to 1
- University of South Carolina-UnionPublic, 2-4 yearsUnion, SC $18,238
($7,558)
$3,064 1,09392% 868 SAT
16 ACT
18 to 1
- Virginia College-GreenvillePrivate, 2-4 yearsGreenville, SC $15,800 - 355- - 9 to 1
- International Diving Institute
Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$21,250 $9,139 91- - 15 to 1
- Technical College of the Lowcountry
Public, 2-4 yearsBeaufort, SC
$10,396
($5,452)
$6,920 2,247- - 14 to 1
- W L Bonner College
Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$5,416 - 13- - 13 to 1
- Limestone College
Private, 4 yearsGaffney, SC
$26,300 $10,488 2,44251% 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
- LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
Private, Less than 2 yearsCamden, SC
$14,000 $3,490 29- - 15 to 1
- Arclabs
Private, Less than 2 yearsPiedmont, SC
$15,800 $6,973 452- - 16 to 1
- Greenville Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsGreenville, SC
$9,410
($5,186)
$3,573 10,864- - 15 to 1
- Strand College of Hair Design
Private, Less than 2 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
$15,000 $4,336 74- - 20 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle BeachPrivate, 4 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC - - -- - 10 to 1
- Central Carolina Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$8,753
($6,402)
$3,898 3,550- - 16 to 1
- York Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,309
($5,365)
$4,081 4,253- - 17 to 1
- Virginia College-SpartanburgPrivate, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC $15,800 - 274- - 8 to 1
- Erskine College
Private, 4 yearsDue West, SC
$36,535 $16,778 69370% 1,025 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Strayer University-South CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC $13,515 $4,583 2,687- - 46 to 1
- Brown Mackie College-GreenvillePrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC $12,492 - 285- - 5 to 1
- Northeastern Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsCheraw, SC
$7,350
($4,734)
$3,705 1,275- - 19 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Public, 2-4 yearsLancaster, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,345 1,52382% 1,005 SAT
18 ACT
14 to 1
- The Art Institute of CharlestonPrivate, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $17,590 - 316- - 14 to 1
- Southeastern Esthetics Institute
Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$9,500 $3,347 119- - 20 to 1
- Piedmont Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsGreenwood, SC
$6,593
($5,315)
$4,282 4,491- - 16 to 1
- Midlands Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsWest Columbia, SC
$13,812
($5,916)
$3,778 9,892- - 18 to 1
- Centura College-ColumbiaPrivate, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC $15,887 $5,350 60- - -
- B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$16,650 $4,874 23- - 9 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Augusta, SC
$17,300 $4,780 107- - 20 to 1
- Centura College-North CharlestonPrivate, Less than 2 yearsCharlston, SC $15,887 - -- - 2 to 1
- Columbia Academy of CosmetologyPrivate, Less than 2 yearsWest Columbia, SC $18,075 - 32- - 10 to 1
- Forrest College
Private, 2-4 yearsAnderson, SC
$10,740 $5,957 67- - 11 to 1
- Tri-County Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsPendleton, SC
$10,040
($5,792)
$4,841 6,082- - 19 to 1
- Academy of Hair Technology
Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$14,000 $3,636 77- - 10 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-ColumbiaPrivate, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC $16,332 $5,350 228- - 15 to 1
- Williamsburg Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsKingstree, SC
$8,400
($4,608)
$2,934 737- - 12 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-FlorencePrivate, Less than 2 yearsFlorence, SC $17,300 $4,677 157- - 20 to 1
- Sherman College of ChiropracticPrivate, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC - - 421- - -
- Academy for Careers and TechnologyPublic, Less than 2 yearsMullins, SC $6,300 $3,503 41- - 10 to 1
- Claflin University
Private, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$17,192 $13,125 2,17255% 940 SAT
17 ACT
14 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Sumter
Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$4,456 1,11082% 1,015 SAT
18 ACT
15 to 1
- Charleston School of LawPrivate, 4 yearsCharleston, SC $41,099 - 627- - -
- Vski Cosmetology SchoolPrivate, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC $15,600 - -- - -
- Charleston Cosmetology Institute
Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$17,500 $1,880 202- - 10 to 1
- University of South Carolina Aiken
Public, 4 yearsAiken, SC
$21,218
($10,760)
$6,168 3,69956% 1,050 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
- Newberry College
Private, 4 yearsNewberry, SC
$27,400 $20,249 1,20866% 1,020 SAT
19 ACT
13 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$7,900 $3,955 106- - 20 to 1
- Construction Training Center
Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$11,710 $5,851 22- - 10 to 1
- Lander University
Public, 4 yearsGreenwood, SC
$21,300
($11,700)
$9,444 3,04443% 1,035 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
- Southeastern Institute-CharlestonPrivate, 2-4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC $19,019 $4,232 133- - 9 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-GreenvillePrivate, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC $16,324 $4,269 171- - 15 to 1
- Voorhees College
Private, 4 yearsDenmark, SC
$12,630 $9,811 49165% - 14 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
Private, Less than 2 yearsRock Hill, SC
$7,900 $4,143 106- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$17,300 $4,324 161- - 20 to 1
- Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-ConwayPrivate, 2-4 yearsConway, SC $25,240 $3,759 1,342- - 20 to 1
- Denmark Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsDenmark, SC
$11,055
($5,647)
$4,386 489- - 12 to 1
- Spartanburg Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$9,582
($5,886)
$5,119 4,534- - 16 to 1
- Virginia College-ColumbiaPrivate, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC $15,800 - 404- - 12 to 1
- Clinton College
Private, 4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,020 $3,033 193- - 15 to 1
- Virginia College-CharlestonPrivate, 2-4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC $15,550 - 388- - 16 to 1
- Charzanne Beauty College
Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenwood, SC
$16,500 $3,783 47- - 15 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose CreekPrivate, Less than 2 yearsGoose Creek, SC $7,900 $4,222 116- - 20 to 1
- Benedict College
Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$16,880 $11,565 2,16577% 925 SAT
17 ACT
17 to 1
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$7,370
($5,594)
$3,727 2,387- - 15 to 1
- University of Phoenix-South CarolinaPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC $11,973 $2,773 11- - 6 to 1
- Aiken Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsGraniteville, SC
$6,880
($5,186)
$3,626 2,267- - 13 to 1
- Medical University of South Carolina
Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$24,840
($17,122)
$9,111 2,944- - 10 to 1
- Southeastern Institute-ColumbiaPrivate, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC $19,019 $3,838 95- - 10 to 1
- Top of the Line Barber College
Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$18,475 $4,479 23- - 3 to 1
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsConway, SC
$8,620
($5,356)
$3,900 6,788- - 24 to 1
- Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach
Private, 2-4 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
$37,402 - 160- - 22 to 1
- Palmetto Beauty SchoolPrivate, Less than 2 yearsSpartanburg, SC $17,600 $3,922 27- - 15 to 1
- Sumter Beauty College
Private, Less than 2 yearsSumter, SC
$11,100 $3,201 19- - 5 to 1
- Cosmetic Arts InstitutePrivate, Less than 2 yearsWalterboro, SC $17,000 $4,053 15- - 10 to 1
- Florence-Darlington Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsFlorence, SC
$6,908
($5,036)
$6,690 4,182- - 16 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-North CharlestonPrivate, 4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC - - -- - 15 to 1
- University of South Carolina-UpstatePublic, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC $23,060
($11,558)
$6,939 6,17558% 1,015 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
Average$18,282
($8,485)
$7,576 246,27565.66% 1,061 SAT
23.60 ACT
14.56 to 1
*South Carolina college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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South Carolina Best Colleges

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1. Clemson UniversityPublic, 4 yearsClemson, SC

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2. University of South Carolina-ColumbiaPublic, 4 yearsColumbia, SC

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3. Furman UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsGreenville, SC

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4. Wofford CollegePrivate, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC

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5. Columbia International UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsColumbia, SC

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6. North Greenville UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsTigerville, SC

All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020