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Best Colleges in South Carolina

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Institutional Characteristics

The following 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.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In South Carolina
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Clemson UniversityClemson, 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 UniversityGreenville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
4 Wofford CollegeSpartanburg, 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 UniversityTigerville, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
7 Citadel Military College of South CarolinaCharleston, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Anderson UniversityAnderson, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
9 College of CharlestonCharleston, SCPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
10 Converse CollegeSpartanburg, SCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in South Carolina is $23,029 for State residents and $34,429 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 65.90% and graduation rate is 68.90%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In South Carolina
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Clemson University $15,558 / $38,550 62% 85% 16:126,406
2 University of South Carolina-Columbia $12,688 / $33,928 68% 78% 17:135,470
3 Furman University $53,372 65% 81% 10:12,567
4 Wofford College $49,550 53% 80% 11:11,764
5 Columbia International University $25,590 51% 68% 15:12,098
6 North Greenville University $22,470 65% 51% 14:12,280
7 Citadel Military College of South Carolina $12,570 / $35,826 80% 71% 12:13,740
8 Anderson University $30,720 59% 57% 15:13,848
9 College of Charleston $12,978 / $34,438 74% 66% 15:110,384
10 Converse College $19,850 82% 52% 12:11,377
Average$23,029 / $34,42965.90%68.90%13.70:18,993
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