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Best Colleges in South Carolina

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in South Carolina. By school type, there are 4 public and 6 private schools in best schools in South Carolina. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In South Carolina
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Clemson University
Clemson, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 University of South Carolina-ColumbiaColumbia, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Furman
Greenville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
4 Wofford College
Spartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 Columbia International UniversityColumbia, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 North Greenville University
Tigerville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
7 Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Anderson University
Anderson, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
9 College of Charleston
Charleston, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
10 Converse College
Spartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in South Carolina is $23,030 for State residents and $33,242 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 65.90% and graduation rate is 69.70%. 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 Best Schools In South Carolina
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Clemson University
$15,558 / $38,550 51% 83% 16:124,951
2 University of South Carolina-Columbia $12,688 / $33,928 69% 77% 17:134,795
3 Furman
$50,844 57% 80% 10:12,947
4 Wofford College
$45,710 60% 81% 11:11,666
5 Columbia International University $24,000 48% 64% 15:11,048
6 North Greenville University
$21,120 63% 54% 14:12,578
7 Citadel Military College of South Carolina
$12,620 / $35,876 75% 72% 12:13,763
8 Anderson University
$29,230 69% 59% 15:13,429
9 College of Charleston
$12,939 / $33,269 78% 71% 15:110,783
10 Converse College
$19,890 89% 56% 12:11,380
Average$23,030 / $33,24265.90%69.70%13.70:18,734
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