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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 2019, 3,554 students received a teaching degree from a college in South Carolina, making it rank #30 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Carolina is $16,721 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,061 a 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 27,502 undergraduates at UofSC, of which 26,400 are full-time, and there are 35,364 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofSC is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

49% of UofSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,750 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 25,822 students at Clemson in total, 20,195 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 19,486 are full-time. It takes the average Clemson undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

40% of Clemson students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Coastal Carolina University is 10,484, of which 9,760 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,810 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Coastal Carolina University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,423 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 4,764 undergraduates at Winthrop, of which 4,236 are full-time, and there are 5,865 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 28% 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 3,543 students at Anderson University South Carolina in total, 2,893 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,544 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,390 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Anderson University South Carolina is $29,900.

#6

College of Charleston

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

There are 9,600 undergraduates at C of C, of which 8,762 are full-time, and there are 10,545 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at C of C is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 29% of accepted students 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#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 6,308 students at USC Upstate in total, 5,853 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,637 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USC Upstate is 4.5 years.

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

73% of USC Upstate students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,483 a year. USC Upstate has a 8.0% 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 USC Upstate is $33,200.

#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 2,923 undergraduates at The Citadel, of which 2,688 are full-time, and there are 3,767 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at The Citadel is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,600 during the early-career years.

#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 2,426 students at North Greenville in total, 2,166 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,758 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%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

92% of North Greenville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,168 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average 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 2,651 undergraduates at Bob Jones University, of which 2,314 are full-time, and there are 3,008 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bob Jones University is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,994 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average 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 1,455, of which 808 students are undergraduates and of those, 761 are full-time. It takes the average Converse undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,734 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 2,155 undergraduates at South Carolina State University, of which 1,958 are full-time, and there are 2,479 students altogether. 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 1,102 undergraduates at Columbia College South Carolina, of which 763 are full-time, and there are 1,243 students altogether. For undergraduates at Columbia College South Carolina, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 73% of students at Columbia College South Carolina take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,615 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Columbia College South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Furman University

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

The total student population at Furman University is 2,828, of which 2,688 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,603 are full-time. It takes the average Furman undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

37% of Furman students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Furman is $38,400.

#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 1,430, of which 1,150 students are undergraduates and of those, 800 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,595 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 2,884 undergraduates at CSU, of which 2,558 are full-time, and there are 3,477 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CSU is 4.4 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at CSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,974 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Lander University

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

There are 3,226 students at Lander University in total, 3,144 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,941 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 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%.

Students who graduate from Lander University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,649 students at CIU in total, 806 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 551 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 28%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,007 a year. CIU has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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 3,720, of which 3,252 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,585 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UofSC Aiken take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,518 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UofSC Aiken with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Francis Marion University

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

There are 3,800 undergraduates at Francis Marion University, of which 2,900 are full-time, and there are 4,240 students altogether. It takes the average Francis Marion University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Francis Marion University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,629 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Francis Marion University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Coker College

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

There are 1,113 students at Coker in total, 977 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 920 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Coker is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

78% of Coker students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Newberry College is 1,271, which includes 1,225 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Newberry College, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,600 during the early-career years.

#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 2,206 students at Limestone College in total, 2,116 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,647 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,800 during the early-career years.

#24

University of South Carolina - Beaufort

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

There are 2,112 undergraduates at USCB, of which 1,775 are full-time, and there are 2,119 students altogether. For undergraduates at USCB, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USCB is $30,900.

#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 2,070, of which 1,986 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,889 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Claflin is 4.4 years.

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.

87% of Claflin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,854 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Claflin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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