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38 Colleges
3,554 Yearly Graduations
$66,885 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,268 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, South Carolina is ranked #30 in the country with 3,554 degrees handed out in 2019. South Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,721 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $21,061 per year.

An estimated 63% of college students in South Carolina take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,567 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$12,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,733 undergraduates at UofSC, of which 25,633 are full-time, and there are 34,795 students altogether. UofSC has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC is $38,000.

#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
431 Yearly Degrees
$15,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,669 undergraduates at Clemson, of which 18,971 are full-time, and there are 24,951 students altogether. Clemson has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,747 a year. Clemson has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clemson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$11,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,641 students at Coastal Carolina University in total, 9,917 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,941 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,423 a year. Coastal Carolina University has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$15,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,813 students at Winthrop in total, 4,887 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,331 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,511 a year. Winthrop has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$29,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,881 undergraduates at Anderson University South Carolina, of which 2,525 are full-time, and there are 3,429 students altogether. It takes the average Anderson University South Carolina undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Anderson University South Carolina take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,390 a year. Anderson University South Carolina has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Anderson University South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$12,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,880 undergraduates at C of C, of which 9,103 are full-time, and there are 10,783 students altogether. For undergraduates at C of C, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at C of C take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. C of C has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from C of C with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$11,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,175 students at USC Upstate in total, 6,036 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,739 are full-time. It takes the average USC Upstate undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,483 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

#8

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$12,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,763 students at The Citadel in total, 2,911 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,654 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at The Citadel is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 87% are men and 13% are women.

57% of The Citadel students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,257 a year. The Citadel has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
106 Yearly Degrees
$21,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,578 students at North Greenville in total, 2,319 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,937 are full-time. For undergraduates at North Greenville, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

92% of North Greenville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,168 a year. North Greenville has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Greenville is $26,600.

#10

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$19,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,647 undergraduates at Bob Jones University, of which 2,273 are full-time, and there are 3,005 students altogether. For undergraduates at Bob Jones University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at Bob Jones University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,994 a year. Bob Jones University has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$19,890 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Converse College is 1,380, of which 893 students are undergraduates and of those, 842 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Converse is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%.

76% of Converse students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,734 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

#12

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$11,060 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Carolina State University is 3,022, of which 2,430 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,152 are full-time. For undergraduates at South Carolina State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at South Carolina State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,948 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$18,425 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,276 students at Columbia College South Carolina in total, 1,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 765 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia College South Carolina is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,615 a year. Columbia College South Carolina has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia College South Carolina is $27,400.

#14

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$50,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,768 undergraduates at Furman, of which 2,665 are full-time, and there are 2,947 students altogether. Furman has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. Furman has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Furman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$25,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Wesleyan University is 1,551, of which 1,226 students are undergraduates and of those, 810 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

72% of SWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,595 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#15

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$26,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Charleston Southern University is 3,414, of which 2,945 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,729 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at CSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,974 a year. CSU has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSU is $30,100.

#17

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lander University is 3,044, of which 2,970 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,764 are full-time. It takes the average Lander University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,132 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#18

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$24,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,048 students at CIU in total, 545 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 513 are full-time. For undergraduates at CIU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 28%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at CIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,007 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CIU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$10,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Aiken is 3,699, of which 3,344 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,671 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofSC Aiken is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UofSC Aiken take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,518 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC Aiken is $31,000.

#20

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees
$11,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,482 undergraduates at Francis Marion University, of which 2,883 are full-time, and there are 3,940 students altogether. For undergraduates at Francis Marion University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,629 a year. Francis Marion University has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Francis Marion University is $28,300.

#21

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
53 Yearly Degrees
$30,196 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coker College is 1,280, of which 1,130 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,001 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Coker take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,024 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coker is $27,300.

#22

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$27,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,208 students at Newberry College in total, 1,190 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

95% of Newberry College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,093 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Newberry College is $29,600.

#23

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$26,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,375 undergraduates at Limestone College, of which 1,797 are full-time, and there are 2,442 students altogether. It takes the average Limestone College undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Limestone College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $12,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Limestone College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Bluffton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$10,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Beaufort is 2,116, which includes 1,797 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at USCB, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

71% of USCB students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USCB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$17,192 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Claflin University is 2,172, of which 2,080 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,984 are full-time. It takes the average Claflin undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Claflin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,854 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Strayer University - South Carolina 15
27 Presbyterian College 8
28 Erskine College 3
29 Clinton College 2
30 Morris College 1
31 Midlands Technical College 0
31 Greenville Technical College 0
31 Northeastern Technical College 0
31 Spartanburg Community College 0
31 Trident Technical College 0
31 Wofford College 0
31 York Technical College 0
31 Benedict College 0

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