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South Carolina Colleges

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Next table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in South Carolina. By school type, there are 34 public and 77 private schools in Colleges in South Carolina. By school level, there are 46 four years or high schools , 34 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools and 31 less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Colleges In South Carolina
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Allen University Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Anderson University Anderson, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Benedict College Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Bob Jones University Greenville, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southern Wesleyan University Central, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Charleston Cosmetology Institute Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
College of Charleston Charleston, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Charzanne Beauty College Greenwood, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northeastern Technical College Cheraw, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Claflin University Orangeburg, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Clemson University Clemson, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Clinton College Rock Hill, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Associate, Bachelor
Coker College Hartsville, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Columbia International University Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Columbia College Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Converse College Spartanburg, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Denmark Technical College Denmark, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Erskine College Due West, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Forrest College Anderson, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Francis Marion University Florence, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Furman Greenville, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta North Augusta, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Lander University Greenwood, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master
Limestone College Gaffney, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Morris College Sumter, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Newberry College Newberry, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
North Greenville University Tigerville, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Presbyterian College Clinton, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Doctorate
University of South Carolina-Aiken Aiken, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
University of South Carolina-Beaufort Bluffton, SC Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of South Carolina-Lancaster Lancaster, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Allendale, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
University of South Carolina-Sumter Sumter, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
University of South Carolina-Union Union, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartanburg, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Sherman College of Chiropractic Spartanburg, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Doctorate
Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg, SC Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Central Carolina Technical College Sumter, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Sumter Beauty College Sumter, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Trident Technical College Charleston, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Voorhees College Denmark, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Williamsburg Technical College Kingstree, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Wofford College Spartanburg, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
York Technical College Rock Hill, SC Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
South University-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Hair Technology Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Greenville Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill Rock Hill, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Strand College of Hair Design Myrtle Beach, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Associate
Centura College-North Charleston Charlston, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Southeastern Institute-Charleston North Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Camden, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Institute-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Centura College-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
W L Bonner College Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
University of Phoenix-South Carolina Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
The Art Institute of Charleston Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Charleston School of Law Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Master, Doctorate
Virginia College-Greenville Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Virginia College-Charleston North Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Brown Mackie College-Greenville Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Remington College-Columbia Campus Columbia, SC Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy for Careers and Technology Mullins, SC Public, Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering Aiken, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Virginia College-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Strayer University-South Carolina Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston North Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence Florence, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Fortis College-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Conway Conway, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Virginia College-Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Cosmetic Arts Institute Walterboro, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston North Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Palmetto Beauty School Spartanburg, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Columbia Academy of Cosmetology West Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
Virginia College-Florence Florence, SC Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Arclabs Piedmont, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Top of the Line Barber College Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy Greenville, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Barber Tech Academy Orangeburg, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Construction Training Center Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
International Diving Institute North Charleston, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek Goose Creek, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Esthetics Institute Columbia, SC Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in South Carolina is $14,041 for in-state students and $17,799 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.39% and graduation rate is 45.97%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In South Carolina
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Aiken Technical College$4,826 / $5,186-21%13:12,267
Allen University$13,340-31%16:1743
Anderson University$29,23062%59%15:13,429
Charleston Southern University$26,00052%42%12:13,414
Technical College of the Lowcountry$4,852 / $5,452-18%14:12,247
Benedict College$16,600-29%17:12,165
Bob Jones University$19,100-66%12:13,005
Southern Wesleyan University$25,51654%53%14:11,551
Charleston Cosmetology Institute$17,500-88%10:1202
College of Charleston$12,939 / $33,26979%71%15:110,783
Charzanne Beauty College$16,500-66%15:147
Northeastern Technical College$4,518 / $4,734-15%19:11,275
Citadel Military College of South Carolina$12,620 / $35,87681%72%12:13,763
Claflin University$17,19256%50%14:12,172
Clemson University$15,558 / $38,55047%83%16:124,951
Clinton College$10,020-100%15:1193
Coker College$30,19663%35%12:11,280
Columbia International University$24,00033%64%15:11,048
Columbia College$19,89096%53%11:11,276
Converse College$19,89059%56%12:11,380
Denmark Technical College$5,647 / $11,055-15%12:1489
Erskine College$36,51058%61%12:1693
Florence-Darlington Technical College$4,772 / $5,036-11%16:14,182
Forrest College$10,650-71%11:167
Francis Marion University$11,160 / $21,54464%39%15:13,940
Furman$50,84461%80%10:12,947
Greenville Technical College$4,778 / $5,186-14%15:110,864
Horry-Georgetown Technical College$4,372 / $5,356-24%24:16,788
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta$17,300-57%20:1107
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia$17,300-37%20:1130
Lander University$11,700 / $21,30043%43%16:13,044
Limestone College$26,30044%35%13:12,442
Medical University of South Carolina$16,822 / $23,860--10:12,944
Midlands Technical College$4,788 / $5,916-11%18:19,892
Morris College$14,326-31%15:1649
Newberry College$27,40066%51%13:11,208
North Greenville University$21,12060%54%14:12,578
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College$4,570 / $5,594-16%15:12,387
Piedmont Technical College$4,547 / $5,315-26%16:14,491
Presbyterian College$39,46069%66%11:11,330
University of South Carolina-Aiken$10,760 / $21,21851%40%14:13,699
University of South Carolina-Beaufort$10,730 / $21,77663%32%16:12,116
University of South Carolina-Columbia$12,688 / $33,92863%77%17:134,795
University of South Carolina-Lancaster$7,558 / $18,23867%22%14:11,523
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie$7,558 / $18,23872%27%16:1927
University of South Carolina-Sumter$7,558 / $18,23863%29%15:11,110
University of South Carolina-Union$7,558 / $18,23866%20%18:11,093
Coastal Carolina University$11,640 / $27,39470%44%16:110,641
South Carolina State University$11,060 / $21,75053%34%16:13,022
University of South Carolina-Upstate$11,558 / $23,06057%46%16:16,175
Sherman College of Chiropractic----421
Spartanburg Methodist College$17,31058%41%20:1869
Spartanburg Community College$4,782 / $5,886-18%16:14,534
Central Carolina Technical College$5,549 / $6,402-14%16:13,550
Sumter Beauty College$11,100-47%5:119
Tri-County Technical College$4,448 / $5,792-23%19:16,082
Trident Technical College$4,648 / $5,143-14%20:112,148
Voorhees College$12,63065%43%14:1491
Williamsburg Technical College$4,488 / $4,608-20%12:1737
Winthrop University$15,806 / $30,13667%56%14:15,813
Wofford College$45,71064%81%11:11,666
York Technical College$5,005 / $5,365-17%17:14,253
South University-Columbia$17,014-23%10:1983
Academy of Hair Technology$14,000-32%10:177
ITT Technical Institute-Greenville---14:1-
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill$7,900-47%20:1106
Strand College of Hair Design$15,000-71%20:174
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach$37,402--22:1160
Centura College-North Charleston$15,887--2:1-
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston$25,240-46%18:1671
Southeastern Institute-Charleston$19,019-66%9:1133
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc$14,000-75%15:129
Southeastern Institute-Columbia$19,019-56%10:195
Centura College-Columbia$15,887-96%-60
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg$7,900-59%20:1126
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia$7,900-52%20:1106
W L Bonner College$5,446--13:113
University of Phoenix-South Carolina$11,973-9%6:111
The Art Institute of Charleston$17,590--14:1316
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia---15:1-
Charleston School of Law$41,099---627
Virginia College-Greenville$15,800--9:1355
Virginia College-Charleston$15,550--16:1388
Brown Mackie College-Greenville$12,492-21%5:1285
Remington College-Columbia Campus$21,045-41%20:1190
Academy for Careers and Technology$6,300 / $6,300-65%10:141
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering$16,000-57%17:165
Virginia College-Columbia$15,800--12:1404
Strayer University-South Carolina$13,515-25%46:12,687
ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston---15:1-
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence$17,300-69%20:1157
Fortis College-Columbia$14,920-50%14:1382
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Conway$25,240-54%20:11,342
Virginia College-Spartanburg$15,800--8:1274
Cosmetic Arts Institute$17,000-71%10:115
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia$16,332-55%15:1228
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston$16,336-73%15:1199
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville$17,300-36%20:1161
ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach---10:1-
Palmetto Beauty School$17,600-23%15:127
Columbia Academy of Cosmetology$18,075--10:132
Virginia College-Florence$15,550--12:1345
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville$16,324-83%15:1171
Arclabs$15,800-60%16:1452
Top of the Line Barber College$18,475-50%3:123
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy$16,650--9:123
Barber Tech Academy$17,250-67%11:147
Construction Training Center$11,710--10:122
International Diving Institute$21,250--15:191
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek$7,900--20:1116
Southeastern Esthetics Institute$9,500--20:1119
Average$14,041 / $17,79961.39%45.97%14.56:12,323
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