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The following table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in South Carolina. By school type, there are 34 public and 66 private schools in Colleges in South Carolina. By school level, there are 45 four years (or high) schools , 28 2-4 years schools and 27 less than 2 years schools.
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In South Carolina
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Aiken Technical CollegeGraniteville, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Allen UniversityColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Anderson UniversityAnderson, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Benedict CollegeColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Bob Jones UniversityGreenville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southern Wesleyan UniversityCentral, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Charleston Cosmetology InstituteCharleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
College of CharlestonCharleston, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Charzanne Beauty CollegeGreenwood, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Citadel Military College of South CarolinaCharleston, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Claflin UniversityOrangeburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Clemson UniversityClemson, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Clinton CollegeRock Hill, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Coker UniversityHartsville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
Columbia International UniversityColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Columbia CollegeColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Converse CollegeSpartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Denmark Technical CollegeDenmark, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Erskine CollegeDue West, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Florence-Darlington Technical CollegeFlorence, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Forrest CollegeAnderson, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Francis Marion UniversityFlorence, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Furman UniversityGreenville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeConway, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North AugustaNorth Augusta, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Lander UniversityGreenwood, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master
Limestone UniversityGaffney, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Morris CollegeSumter, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Newberry CollegeNewberry, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
North Greenville UniversityTigerville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburg, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Presbyterian CollegeClinton, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Doctorate
University of South Carolina AikenAiken, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
University of South Carolina BeaufortBluffton, SCPublic, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of South Carolina-LancasterLancaster, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
University of South Carolina-SalkehatchieAllendale, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
University of South Carolina-SumterSumter, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
University of South Carolina-UnionUnion, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg, SCPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of South Carolina-UpstateSpartanburg, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Sherman College of ChiropracticSpartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeDoctorate
Spartanburg Methodist CollegeSpartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Tri-County Technical CollegePendleton, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Trident Technical CollegeCharleston, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Voorhees CollegeDenmark, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
Williamsburg Technical CollegeKingstree, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, SCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Wofford CollegeSpartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
York Technical CollegeRock Hill, SCPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
South University-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Hair TechnologyGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock HillRock Hill, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Strand College of Hair DesignMyrtle Beach, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-CharlestonCharleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southeastern College-CharlestonNorth Charleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology IncCamden, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southeastern College-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Centura College-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-SpartanburgSpartanburg, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
W L Bonner CollegeColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Charleston School of LawCharleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate
Remington College-Columbia CampusColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy for Careers and TechnologyMullins, SCPublic, less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Aiken School of Cosmetology and BarberingAiken, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Strayer University-South CarolinaGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-FlorenceFlorence, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Fortis College-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-ConwayConway, SCPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Paul Mitchell the School-ColumbiaWest Columbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-CharlestonNorth Charleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-GreenvilleGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Palmetto Beauty SchoolSpartanburg, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-GreenvilleGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ArclabsPiedmont, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Top of the Line Barber CollegeCharleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
B-Unique Beauty and Barber AcademyGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Barber Tech AcademyOrangeburg, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Construction Training CenterColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose CreekGoose Creek, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Southeastern Esthetics InstituteColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
American College of the Building ArtsCharleston, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
Vski Cosmetology SchoolCharleston, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), less than 2-yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ECPI University - CharlestonNorth Charleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's Degree-
ECPI University - ColumbiaColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's Degree-
ECPI University - GreenvilleGreenville, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's Degree-
Strayer University-Charleston CampusNorth Charleston, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsMaster's Degree-
Strayer University-Columbia CampusColumbia, SCPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsMaster's Degree-
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in South Carolina is $13,946 for State residents and $17,812 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 74.85% and graduation rate is 48.29%. The following 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 $4,946 / $5,306 - 22% 11:11,925
Allen University $13,340 56.63% 23% 15:1705
Anderson University $30,720 50.29% 64% 16:13,848
Charleston Southern University $28,930 57.21% 49% 13:13,350
Technical College of the Lowcountry $5,140 / $5,740 - 12% 19:12,119
Benedict College $17,200 85.51% 25% 18:11,731
Bob Jones University $20,950 - 65% 12:13,029
Southern Wesleyan University $26,498 56.61% 52% 13:11,345
Charleston Cosmetology Institute $17,500 - 67% 15:1126
College of Charleston $12,978 / $34,438 76.11% 67% 15:110,384
Charzanne Beauty College $16,500 - 66% 11:138
Northeastern Technical College $4,974 / $5,186 - 36% 16:11,465
Citadel Military College of South Carolina $12,570 / $35,826 86.40% 73% 12:13,740
Claflin University $17,046 62.47% 51% 13:12,048
Clemson University $15,558 / $38,550 49.22% 85% 16:126,406
Clinton College $10,020 - 38% 6:1119
Coker University $31,524 97.63% 37% 12:11,087
Columbia International University $25,590 45.63% 62% 15:12,098
Columbia College $20,880 98.59% 54% 12:11,218
Converse College $19,850 81.98% 57% 11:11,377
Denmark Technical College $5,966 / $11,592 - 24% 9:1491
Erskine College $36,510 62.67% 40% 15:1943
Florence-Darlington Technical College $4,606 / $4,870 - 16% 18:13,315
Forrest College $10,650 - - 11:167
Francis Marion University $11,160 / $21,544 86.13% 43% 14:14,148
Furman University $53,372 71.35% 82% 9:12,567
Greenville Technical College $4,778 / $5,186 - 14% 14:110,536
Horry-Georgetown Technical College $4,372 / $5,356 - 28% 20:16,409
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta $17,300 - 50% 20:1126
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia $17,300 - 48% 20:1113
Lander University $11,700 / $21,300 69.05% 53% 17:13,513
Limestone University $26,300 87.23% 30% 13:11,943
Medical University of South Carolina $16,947 / $25,833 - - 6:13,083
Midlands Technical College $4,788 / $5,916 - 15% 19:18,794
Morris College $15,450 - 25% 12:1395
Newberry College $28,250 57.41% 54% 14:11,256
North Greenville University $22,470 69.74% 57% 14:12,280
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College $4,730 / $5,714 - 26% 15:12,257
Piedmont Technical College $4,547 / $5,315 - 28% 17:14,712
Presbyterian College $41,080 70.98% 59% 12:11,309
University of South Carolina Aiken $10,760 / $21,218 83.52% 43% 17:13,944
University of South Carolina Beaufort $10,730 / $21,776 83.72% 30% 15:12,006
University of South Carolina-Columbia $12,688 / $33,928 61.56% 78% 18:135,470
University of South Carolina-Lancaster $7,558 / $18,238 87.59% 22% 16:11,810
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie $7,558 / $18,238 72.09% 20% 14:1878
University of South Carolina-Sumter $7,558 / $18,238 83.78% 30% 15:11,387
University of South Carolina-Union $7,558 / $18,238 89.49% 31% 15:11,071
Coastal Carolina University $11,640 / $27,394 79.14% 51% 17:110,118
South Carolina State University $11,060 / $21,750 87.59% 30% 14:12,339
University of South Carolina-Upstate $11,583 / $22,545 75.70% 47% 16:16,038
Sherman College of Chiropractic - - - -423
Spartanburg Methodist College $18,000 80.40% 41% 20:11,051
Spartanburg Community College $4,902 / $6,030 - 26% 15:14,108
Central Carolina Technical College $5,715 / $6,594 - 23% 14:12,885
Tri-County Technical College $4,448 / $5,830 - 36% 18:15,582
Trident Technical College $4,648 / $5,143 - 21% 20:111,650
Voorhees College $12,630 - 32% 11:1368
Williamsburg Technical College $4,488 / $4,800 - 20% 12:1635
Winthrop University $15,846 / $30,176 63.90% 58% 12:15,576
Wofford College $49,550 52.45% 80% 12:11,764
York Technical College $5,050 / $5,410 - 28% 19:14,178
South University-Columbia $17,014 - 13% 11:1732
Academy of Hair Technology $6,000 - 71% 14:128
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill $8,100 - 68% 20:1161
Strand College of Hair Design $15,000 - 58% 20:170
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Charleston $25,240 - 49% 28:1309
Southeastern College-Charleston $21,320 100.00% 95% 14:1200
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc $14,000 - 56% 17:126
Southeastern College-Columbia $21,320 100.00% 100% 16:1193
Centura College-Columbia $15,887 - - -60
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg $8,100 - 63% 20:1132
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia $8,100 - 55% 20:1122
W L Bonner College $5,416 - - 3:121
Charleston School of Law - - - -558
Remington College-Columbia Campus $21,210 - - 13:133
Academy for Careers and Technology $6,300 / $6,300 - 60% 10:158
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering $16,000 - 74% 20:174
Strayer University-South Carolina $13,515 - 33% 28:12,806
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence $17,300 - 66% 20:1156
Fortis College-Columbia $14,216 - 56% 25:1569
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Conway $25,240 - 42% 30:1323
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia $16,500 - 62% 15:1199
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston $16,500 - 86% 15:1209
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville $17,300 - 43% 20:1135
Palmetto Beauty School $17,600 - - 15:127
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville $16,500 - 72% 15:1153
Arclabs $16,400 - 74% 20:1552
Top of the Line Barber College $18,475 - 67% 4:149
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy $16,650 - 37% 9:130
Barber Tech Academy $16,825 - 33% 14:167
Construction Training Center $11,710 - 60% 10:119
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek $8,100 - 76% 20:1157
Southeastern Esthetics Institute $9,500 - 85% 20:1123
American College of the Building Arts $20,572 89.86% 55% 6:193
Vski Cosmetology School $15,600 - - 5:127
ECPI University - Charleston $17,479 - - --
ECPI University - Columbia $17,479 - - --
ECPI University - Greenville $17,479 - - --
Strayer University-Charleston Campus $13,515 - - --
Strayer University-Columbia Campus $13,515 - - --
Average$13,946 / $17,81274.85%48.29%15.08:12,507
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