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 240,850 students are attending South Carolina Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.42 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at South Carolina Colleges is $8,528 for South Carolina residents and $18,379 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $13,106 for South Carolina residents and $19,731 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$8,528 South Carolina residents
$18,379 out-of-state
Graduate$13,106 South Carolina residents
$19,731 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$8,208
Student Population240,850
Undergraduate211,130
Graduate29,720
Acceptance Rate70.79%
Test Scores1,055 SAT, 21 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio14.42 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
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Public, 4 yearsClemson, SC
$38,550
($15,558)
$9,287 26,40662% 1,300 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
2 University of South Carolina-Columbia
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Public, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$33,928
($12,688)
$6,405 35,47068% 1,240 SAT
28 ACT
18 to 1
3 Furman University
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Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$52,092 $33,297 2,56765% 1,315 SAT
31 ACT
9 to 1
4 Wofford College
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Private, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$47,650 $33,309 1,76453% 1,270 SAT
28 ACT
12 to 1
5 Columbia International University
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$24,650 $15,832 2,09851% 1,045 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
6 North Greenville University
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Private, 4 yearsTigerville, SC
$22,050 $12,873 2,28065% 1,080 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
7 Citadel Military College of South Carolina
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Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$35,876
($12,620)
$12,363 3,74080% 1,120 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
8 Anderson University
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Private, 4 yearsAnderson, SC
$29,980 $20,431 3,84859% 1,035 SAT
23 ACT
16 to 1
9 College of Charleston
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Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$33,308
($12,978)
$9,561 10,38474% 1,155 SAT
25 ACT
15 to 1
10 Converse College
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Private, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$20,500 $2,181 1,37782% 1,100 SAT
19 ACT
11 to 1
11 Coker University
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Private, 4 yearsHartsville, SC
$31,524 $20,792 1,08793% 1,015 SAT
19 ACT
12 to 1
12 Winthrop University
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Public, 4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$30,166
($15,836)
$11,440 5,57664% 1,045 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
13 Coastal Carolina University
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Public, 4 yearsConway, SC
$27,394
($11,640)
$9,351 10,11870% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
14 Charleston Southern University
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Private, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$27,840 $18,390 3,35054% 1,080 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
15 Southern Wesleyan University
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Private, 4 yearsCentral, SC
$25,676 $15,585 1,34556% 1,075 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
16 University of South Carolina Beaufort
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Public, 4 yearsBluffton, SC
$21,776
($10,730)
$6,739 2,00667% 1,025 SAT
20 ACT
15 to 1
17 Presbyterian College
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Private, 4 yearsClinton, SC
$40,260 $33,014 1,30971% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
18 South Carolina State University
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Public, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$21,750
($11,060)
$9,703 2,33994% 900 SAT
16 ACT
14 to 1
19 Francis Marion University
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Public, 4 yearsFlorence, SC
$21,544
($11,160)
$9,107 4,14875% 1,000 SAT
18 ACT
14 to 1
20 Bob Jones University
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Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$21,224 $11,753 3,029- 1,073 SAT 12 to 1
21 Columbia College
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$18,591 $11,585 1,21897% 935 SAT
19 ACT
12 to 1
22 South University-Columbia
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$18,000 $5,912 732- - 11 to 1
23 Allen University
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$13,340 $9,445 70565% - 15 to 1
- Charleston Cosmetology Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$17,500 $4,514 126- - 15 to 1
- University of South Carolina Aiken
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Public, 4 yearsAiken, SC
$21,218
($10,760)
$6,644 3,94456% 1,060 SAT
21 ACT
17 to 1
- Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAiken, SC
$16,000 $4,886 74- - 20 to 1
- Virginia College-Greenville
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Private, 2-4 yearsGreenville, SC
$15,800 - 355- - 9 to 1
- Newberry College
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Private, 4 yearsNewberry, SC
$28,150 $22,186 1,25657% 995 SAT
18 ACT
14 to 1
- W L Bonner College
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$5,416 - 21- - 3 to 1
- International Diving Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$21,250 $4,917 75- - 13 to 1
- Lander University
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Public, 4 yearsGreenwood, SC
$21,300
($11,700)
$10,312 3,51357% 1,015 SAT
19 ACT
17 to 1
- LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCamden, SC
$14,000 $3,599 26- - 17 to 1
- Arclabs
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Private, Less than 2 yearsPiedmont, SC
$16,400 $5,173 552- - 20 to 1
- Voorhees College
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Private, 4 yearsDenmark, SC
$12,630 $10,461 36865% - 11 to 1
- Strand College of Hair Design
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Private, Less than 2 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
$15,000 $3,635 70- - 20 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach
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Private, 4 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
- - -- - 10 to 1
- Denmark Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsDenmark, SC
$11,055
($5,648)
$6,309 491- - 9 to 1
- Spartanburg Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$9,822
($6,030)
$7,527 4,108- - 15 to 1
- York Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,339
($5,395)
$4,508 4,178- - 19 to 1
- Virginia College-Spartanburg
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Private, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$15,800 - 274- - 8 to 1
- Clinton College
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Private, 4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,020 $6,087 119- - 6 to 1
- Strayer University-South Carolina
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Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$13,515 $4,848 2,806- - 28 to 1
- Charzanne Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenwood, SC
$16,500 $3,928 38- - 11 to 1
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$7,490
($5,714)
$5,081 2,257- - 15 to 1
- Brown Mackie College-Greenville
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Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
$12,492 - 285- - 5 to 1
- Benedict College
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$17,200 $13,915 1,73173% 925 SAT
17 ACT
18 to 1
- The Art Institute of Charleston
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Private, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$17,590 - 316- - 14 to 1
- Southeastern Esthetics Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$9,500 $3,503 123- - 20 to 1
- Aiken Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGraniteville, SC
$6,880
($5,306)
$4,438 1,925- - 11 to 1
- Medical University of South Carolina
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Public, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$25,833
($16,947)
$10,642 3,083- - 6 to 1
- Centura College-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$15,887 $5,350 60- - -
- B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$16,650 $3,976 30- - 9 to 1
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsConway, SC
$8,620
($5,356)
$4,803 6,409- - 20 to 1
- Centura College-North Charleston
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharlston, SC
$15,887 - -- - 2 to 1
- Columbia Academy of Cosmetology
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Private, Less than 2 yearsWest Columbia, SC
$18,075 - 32- - 10 to 1
- Florence-Darlington Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFlorence, SC
$6,902
($5,030)
$7,442 3,315- - 18 to 1
- Sumter Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSumter, SC
$11,100 $5,077 23- - 6 to 1
- Academy of Hair Technology
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$6,000 $3,754 28- - 14 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$16,332 $4,682 199- - 15 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Upstate
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Public, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$23,085
($11,583)
$7,261 6,03860% 995 SAT
19 ACT
16 to 1
- Williamsburg Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsKingstree, SC
$8,592
($4,800)
$4,902 635- - 12 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFlorence, SC
$17,300 $4,945 156- - 20 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
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Public, 2-4 yearsAllendale, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$4,155 87885% 915 SAT
16 ACT
14 to 1
- Academy for Careers and Technology
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Public, Less than 2 yearsMullins, SC
$6,300 $6,774 58- - 10 to 1
- Charleston School of Law
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Private, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$41,099 - 558- - -
- Vski Cosmetology School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$15,600 $6,115 27- - 5 to 1
- Morris College
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Private, 4 yearsSumter, SC
$14,980 $10,446 395- - 12 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$7,900 $4,283 122- - 20 to 1
- Construction Training Center
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$11,710 $4,678 19- - 10 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$17,300 $5,275 113- - 20 to 1
- Southeastern Institute-Charleston
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$19,019 $5,532 200100% - 14 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$16,324 $4,591 153- - 15 to 1
- Trident Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC
$8,690
($5,143)
$7,236 11,650- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRock Hill, SC
$7,900 $4,577 161- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$17,300 $5,184 135- - 20 to 1
- Spartanburg Methodist College
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Private, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$17,540 $15,441 1,05183% 919 SAT
17 ACT
20 to 1
- Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Conway
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Private, 2-4 yearsConway, SC
$25,240 $5,537 323- - 30 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Union
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Public, 2-4 yearsUnion, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,081 1,07184% 925 SAT
17 ACT
15 to 1
- Virginia College-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$15,800 - 404- - 12 to 1
- Virginia College-Charleston
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$15,550 - 388- - 16 to 1
- Technical College of the Lowcountry
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Public, 2-4 yearsBeaufort, SC
$11,020
($5,740)
$4,977 2,119- - 19 to 1
- University of Phoenix-South Carolina
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
$11,973 $2,773 11- - 6 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGoose Creek, SC
$7,900 $3,891 157- - 20 to 1
- Limestone College
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Private, 4 yearsGaffney, SC
$26,300 $12,181 1,94368% 1,070 SAT
22 ACT
13 to 1
- Southeastern Institute-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$19,019 $4,279 193100% - 16 to 1
- Top of the Line Barber College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$18,475 $4,676 49- - 4 to 1
- Greenville Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGreenville, SC
$9,410
($5,186)
$3,967 10,536- - 14 to 1
- Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach
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Private, 2-4 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
$37,402 - 160- - 22 to 1
- Palmetto Beauty School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$17,600 $3,922 27- - 15 to 1
- Erskine College
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Private, 4 yearsDue West, SC
$36,535 $32,675 94360% 1,010 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
- Central Carolina Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$9,016
($6,594)
$4,675 2,885- - 14 to 1
- Cosmetic Arts Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsWalterboro, SC
$17,000 $4,053 15- - 10 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston
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Private, 4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
- - -- - 15 to 1
- Northeastern Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCheraw, SC
$7,948
($5,186)
$3,980 1,465- - 16 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Lancaster
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Public, 2-4 yearsLancaster, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,962 1,81075% 1,000 SAT
18 ACT
16 to 1
- Piedmont Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGreenwood, SC
$6,593
($5,315)
$5,072 4,712- - 17 to 1
- Remington College-Columbia Campus
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$21,210 $5,066 33- - 13 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Columbia
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Private, 4 yearsColumbia, SC
- - -- - 15 to 1
- American College of the Building Arts
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Private, 4 yearsCharleston, SC
$20,572 $4,321 9365% 1,111 SAT
24 ACT
6 to 1
- Midlands Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Columbia, SC
$13,812
($5,916)
$4,401 8,794- - 19 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$7,900 $4,322 132- - 20 to 1
- Barber Tech Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$16,825 $5,709 67- - 14 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Augusta, SC
$17,300 $5,490 126- - 20 to 1
- Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston
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Private, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC
$25,240 $5,950 309- - 28 to 1
- Virginia College-Florence
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Private, 2-4 yearsFlorence, SC
$15,550 - 345- - 12 to 1
- Forrest College
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Private, 2-4 yearsAnderson, SC
$10,650 $5,098 67- - 11 to 1
- Tri-County Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPendleton, SC
$10,208
($5,792)
$5,602 5,582- - 18 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Greenville
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Private, 4 yearsGreenville, SC
- - -- - 14 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$16,336 $4,550 209- - 15 to 1
- Sherman College of Chiropractic
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Private, 4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
- - 423- - -
- Fortis College-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$14,109 $5,071 569- - 25 to 1
- Claflin University
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Private, 4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$17,046 $12,805 2,04865% 940 SAT
17 ACT
13 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Sumter
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Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,888 1,38772% 1,008 SAT
18 ACT
15 to 1
Average$18,379
($8,528)
$8,208 240,85070.79% 1,055 SAT
21.00 ACT
14.42 to 1
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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