South Carolina Colleges List

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The best college in South Carolina in the University Review Rankings is Clemson University, which is placed 81st in the USA college ratings and in the 316 to 324 range in the world rankings; full details here). Other renown colleges in the state include the University of South Carolina (95th in the USA, 204th in the world; Find out more).

List of South Carolina Colleges

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Allen University1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204Private651$12,970$12,97050%1870
Anderson University316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621Private2653$23,750$23,75065%1911
Benedict College1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204Private2,500 (total)$18,254$18,25484%1870
Charleston Southern University9200 University Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406Private2912$22,840$22,84069%1964
The Citadel171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409Public2735$12,568$32,17677%1842
Claflin University400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115Private1834$15,210$15,21061%1869
Clemson University105 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634Public16931$13,382$30,81657%1889
Coastal Carolina University166 University Blvd, Conway, SC 29526Public8867$10,140$23,48064%1954
Coker College300 E College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550Private1114$25,536$25,53653%1908
College of Charleston66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424Public10480$11,018$28,00872%1770
Columbia College1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203Private1012$27,350$27,35064%1854
Columbia International University7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203Private585$19,480$19,48063%1923
Converse College580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302Private748$16,500$16,50052%1889
Erskine College2 Washington St, Due West, SC 29639Private605$31,280$31,28070%1839
Francis Marion University4822 E Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506Public3714$9,738$19,00457%1970
Furman University3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613Private2798$44,668$44,66864%1826
Lander University320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649Public2792$10,100$19,136Ê42%1872
Limestone College1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340Private1059$23,000$23,00054%1845
Medical University of South Carolina171 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425Private2041824
Morris College100 W. College Street, Sumter, SC 29150Private824$11,087$11,08792%1908
Newberry College2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108Private1039$24,300$24,30059%1856
North Greenville University7801 N Tigerville Rd, Tigerville, SC 29688Private2263$15,510$15,51058%1892
Presbyterian College503 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325Private1123$33,650$33,65066%1880
Sherman College of Chiropractic2020 State Road 771, Boiling Springs, SC 29316Private1973
South Carolina State University300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, SC 29117Public2937$9,776$18,91092%1896
Southern Wesleyan University907 Wesleyan Dr, Central, SC 29630Private1355$22,200$22,20094%1906
University of South Carolina System
USC - Aiken471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801Public3175$9,602$18,92670%1961
USC - Beaufort1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29909Public1724$9,092$19,47868%1959
USC - Columbia (Main Campus)Columbia, SC 29208Public24180$11,158$29,44064%1801
USC - Upstate800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303Public5224$10,518$20,86857%1967
Voorhees College481 Porter Dr, Denmark, SC 29042Private600$10,780$10,78051%1897
Winthrop University701 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29733Private5048$13,812$26,73872%1886
Wofford College429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303Private1584$37,120$37,12069%1854

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the USC (Columbia – Main Campus) (24180 students) and Clemson University (16931 students). While the smallest establishments include Voorhees College (600 students) and Columbia International University (585 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by South Carolina State University (In-state tuition: $9,776; Out of state fees: $18,910), and the Francis Marion University (In-state: $9,738; Out of state: $19,004).

Conversely the highest priced public college in South Carolina is Clemson University ($13,382 In-state tuition fees and $30,816 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the cheapest establishments are Voorhees College ($10,780), Morris College ($11,087), and the Allen University ($12,970), whilst the most expensive universities in the state are Furman University ($44,668) and Wofford College ($37,120).

The most selective establishment in the list of South Carolina colleges are Lander University (42% acceptance rate) and Allen University (50%). The oldest college in South Carolina is the College of Charleston, established in 1770.

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