South Carolina Colleges Statistics

Check the 2023 statistics for 95 South Carolina Colleges and compare the schools to get right decision. Below You can view the average values of key academic facts and compare all South Carolina Colleges.
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2023 South Carolina Colleges Statistics

In South Carolina State, there are 95 South Carolina Colleges - 34 public and 61 private schools. Among them, 94 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 36 schools have graduate programs. 63 South Carolina Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities in South Carolina.
Total 245,586 students are attending South Carolina Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.74 to 1. The 2023 average tuition & fees at South Carolina Colleges is $8,615 for South Carolina residents and $19,012 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $13,133 for South Carolina residents and $19,253 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for South Carolina Colleges.
South Carolina Colleges Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools95 schools
By Types34 public, 61 private
By Levels45 four(4) years
25 two but less than four years
25 less than two(2) years
By Categories4 National Universities
5 Liberal Arts Colleges
25 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,615 South Carolina residents
$19,012 out-of-state
Graduate$13,133 South Carolina residents
$19,253 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$9,287
Student Population245,586
Undergraduate215,817
Graduate29,769
Acceptance Rate72.89%
Test Scores1,120 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio14.74 to 1

South Carolina Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The following 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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2022-2023 South Carolina Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Southern Wesleyan University
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Private, 4-yearsCentral, SC
$27,820 $16,827 1,17551% 1,090 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
2 Clemson University
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Public, 4-yearsClemson, SC
$39,502
($15,558)
$12,213 28,46643% 1,320 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
3 North Greenville University
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Private, 4-yearsTigerville, SC
$23,590 $24,665 2,12576% - 13 to 1
4 University of South Carolina-Columbia
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Public, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$33,928
($12,688)
$6,907 35,65364% 1,280 SAT
29 ACT
18 to 1
5 Anderson University
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Private, 4-yearsAnderson, SC
$31,720 $22,544 4,12145% - 14 to 1
6 Erskine College
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Private, 4-yearsDue West, SC
$36,710 $32,542 95653% 1,034 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
7 Furman University
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Private, 4-yearsGreenville, SC
$55,772 $35,600 2,44367% 1,340 SAT
30 ACT
9 to 1
8 Wofford College
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Private, 4-yearsSpartanburg, SC
$51,530 $36,082 1,82360% 1,284 SAT
28 ACT
11 to 1
9 Columbia International University
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Private, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$26,840 $16,751 2,48148% 1,090 SAT
20 ACT
13 to 1
10 Converse University
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Private, 4-yearsSpartanburg, SC
$21,410 $14,732 1,28456% 1,140 SAT
23 ACT
9 to 1
11 Bob Jones University
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Private, 4-yearsGreenville, SC
$21,332 $13,232 3,095- - 12 to 1
12 Winthrop University
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Public, 4-yearsRock Hill, SC
$30,196
($15,866)
$12,497 4,71270% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
13 Citadel Military College of South Carolina
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Public, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
$35,826
($12,570)
$12,565 3,72199% 1,170 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
14 Claflin University
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Private, 4-yearsOrangeburg, SC
$17,046 $14,588 1,83078% - 13 to 1
15 South Carolina State University
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Public, 4-yearsOrangeburg, SC
$21,750
($11,060)
$13,830 2,64984% - 17 to 1
16 College of Charleston
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Public, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
$35,798
($12,978)
$8,307 10,88576% 1,210 SAT
27 ACT
16 to 1
17 South University-Columbia
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Private, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$16,560 $5,514 510- - 15 to 1
18 Presbyterian College
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Private, 4-yearsClinton, SC
$41,900 $35,080 1,19959% 1,160 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
19 Columbia College
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Private, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$18,678 $11,239 1,51498% 1,030 SAT
16 ACT
11 to 1
20 Francis Marion University
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Public, 4-yearsFlorence, SC
$21,544
($11,160)
$9,040 4,04583% 1,005 SAT
18 ACT
13 to 1
21 Charleston Southern University
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Private, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
$29,790 $21,261 3,41887% 1,060 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
22 Coastal Carolina University
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Public, 4-yearsConway, SC
$28,490
($11,640)
$10,353 10,33779% 1,100 SAT
22 ACT
16 to 1
23 Allen University
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Private, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$13,422 $10,681 65743% - 15 to 1
- Barber Tech Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$16,825 $5,691 65- - 18 to 1
- Spartanburg Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$9,822
($6,030)
$4,423 6,224- - 18 to 1
- Benedict College
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Private, 4-yearsColumbia, SC
$17,938 $12,476 1,84068% 900 SAT 17 to 1
- Piedmont Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGreenwood, SC
$6,593
($5,315)
$5,618 5,315- - 11 to 1
- Academy for Careers and Technology
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Public, Less than 2 yearsMullins, SC
$6,300 $4,024 48- - 10 to 1
- Northeastern Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCheraw, SC
$6,024 $5,062 1,466- - 13 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
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Public, 2-4 yearsAllendale, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$4,573 74571% - 14 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsWest Columbia, SC
$16,500 $5,113 236- - 16 to 1
- Limestone University
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Private, 4-yearsGaffney, SC
$26,300 $15,479 1,78689% - 11 to 1
- Miller-Motte College-Charleston
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Private, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC
$5,000 $5,636 174- - 11 to 1
- B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$16,650 $4,859 12- - 7 to 1
- Spartanburg Methodist College
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Private, 4-yearsSpartanburg, SC
$19,350 $17,211 1,06482% - 18 to 1
- Technical College of the Lowcountry
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Public, 2-4 yearsBeaufort, SC
$11,020
($6,076)
$4,720 2,196- - 12 to 1
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsOrangeburg, SC
$7,970
($5,954)
$5,655 2,012- - 13 to 1
- Charleston School of Law
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Private, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
- - 619- - -
- Williamsburg Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsKingstree, SC
$8,592
($4,800)
$3,099 673- - 9 to 1
- Charzanne Beauty College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenwood, SC
$16,500 $3,631 43- - 16 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Lancaster
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Public, 2-4 yearsLancaster, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,694 1,77276% - 16 to 1
- Miller-Motte College-Conway
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Private, 2-4 yearsConway, SC
$25,240 $6,225 235- - 20 to 1
- Lander University
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Public, 4-yearsGreenwood, SC
$21,300
($11,700)
$10,904 4,16767% 1,070 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
- Strand College of Hair Design
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Private, Less than 2 yearsMyrtle Beach, SC
$15,000 $4,877 92- - 20 to 1
- Coker University
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Private, 4-yearsHartsville, SC
$31,764 $23,022 1,16094% - 12 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Upstate
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Public, 4-yearsSpartanburg, SC
$23,085
($11,583)
$8,442 4,91379% 1,050 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
- Top of the Line Barber College
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$18,475 $8,233 52- - 6 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$8,150 $4,045 117- - 20 to 1
- Voorhees University
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Private, 4-yearsDenmark, SC
$12,630 $14,752 507- - 13 to 1
- Vski Cosmetology School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$15,600 $5,273 32- - 6 to 1
- Florence-Darlington Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFlorence, SC
$6,772
($4,900)
$7,685 2,940- - 17 to 1
- Fortis College-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$14,872 $6,564 431- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$17,766 $5,500 124- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRock Hill, SC
$8,150 $3,957 174- - 20 to 1
- Clinton College
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Private, 4-yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,516 $3,299 197- - 10 to 1
- Arclabs
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Private, Less than 2 yearsPiedmont, SC
$17,900 $5,765 503- - 16 to 1
- Newberry College
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Private, 4-yearsNewberry, SC
$29,100 $24,030 1,31275% 1,015 SAT
18 ACT
14 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSpartanburg, SC
$8,150 $4,103 156- - 20 to 1
- Trident Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCharleston, SC
$8,606
($5,059)
$6,646 11,789- - 20 to 1
- American College of the Building Arts
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Private, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
$20,572 $4,921 14177% 1,125 SAT
23 ACT
6 to 1
- Charleston Cosmetology Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCharleston, SC
$19,500 $1,899 101- - 15 to 1
- University of South Carolina Beaufort
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Public, 4-yearsBluffton, SC
$21,776
($10,730)
$8,655 2,12480% - 14 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence
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Private, Less than 2 yearsFlorence, SC
$17,766 $4,734 182- - 20 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Augusta, SC
$17,766 $5,246 113- - 20 to 1
- Academy of Hair Technology
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$6,000 $4,146 72- - 11 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$16,500 $4,730 153- - 11 to 1
- Morris College
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Private, 4-yearsSumter, SC
$15,758 $10,491 384- - 10 to 1
- Southeastern College-Columbia
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Private, 2-4 yearsColumbia, SC
$23,324 $6,012 15597% - 17 to 1
- Southeastern Esthetics Institute
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Private, Less than 2 yearsColumbia, SC
$9,500 $3,427 328- - 20 to 1
- Denmark Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsDenmark, SC
$11,742
($6,116)
$4,467 725- - 14 to 1
- Tri-County Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPendleton, SC
$10,832
($5,936)
$7,116 5,629- - 19 to 1
- University of South Carolina Aiken
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Public, 4-yearsAiken, SC
$21,218
($10,760)
$7,204 3,84076% 1,075 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
- Strayer University-South Carolina
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Private, 4-yearsGreenville, SC
$13,515 $6,183 1,841- - 41 to 1
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsConway, SC
$8,593
($5,356)
$4,201 8,137- - 23 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Union
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Public, 2-4 yearsUnion, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$2,908 1,09880% - 15 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGreenville, SC
$17,766 $5,369 146- - 20 to 1
- Aiken Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGraniteville, SC
$6,880
($5,306)
$4,249 2,121- - 14 to 1
- Midlands Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Columbia, SC
$13,812
($5,916)
$4,236 9,091- - 17 to 1
- LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
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Private, Less than 2 yearsCamden, SC
$14,000 $9,075 30- - 12 to 1
- Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek
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Private, Less than 2 yearsGoose Creek, SC
$8,150 $3,886 146- - 20 to 1
- Central Carolina Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$9,016
($6,594)
$4,435 3,314- - 15 to 1
- Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAiken, SC
$16,000 $4,962 72- - 20 to 1
- Greenville Technical College
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Public, 4-yearsGreenville, SC
$10,202
($5,882)
$4,918 11,380- - 17 to 1
- York Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRock Hill, SC
$10,824
($5,882)
$6,358 4,521- - 19 to 1
- University of South Carolina-Sumter
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Public, 2-4 yearsSumter, SC
$18,238
($7,558)
$3,595 1,53772% - 16 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston
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Private, Less than 2 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$16,500 $4,732 284- - 16 to 1
- Medical University of South Carolina
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Public, 4-yearsCharleston, SC
$29,509
($16,947)
$5,038 3,175- - 8 to 1
- Southeastern College-Charleston
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Private, 2-4 yearsNorth Charleston, SC
$23,324 $6,154 19695% - 12 to 1
Average$19,012
($8,615)
$9,287 245,58672.89% 1,120 SAT 14.74 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

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