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South Carolina Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average cost of attendance (COA) of South Carolina Colleges is $36,148 for undergraduate schools and $36,479 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$8,021$19,332 $3,458$13,358$13,815
Graduate$12,723$19,663 $3,458$13,358$13,815
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for South Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of South Carolina Colleges is $8,021 for in-state students and $19,332 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$7,199$822 $17,940$1,391
Public Schools$7,199$822 $13,964$1,548
4 Years or High$10,694$1,666 $23,888$3,604
2-4 Years$5,102$315 $8,010$315
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-- $22,485$1,190
4 Years or High-- $23,599$1,229
2-4 Years-- $13,196$904
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for South Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of South Carolina Colleges is $12,723 for in-state students and $19,663 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$12,120$603$19,038$626
Public Schools$12,120$603$25,331$603
Private Schools--$15,063$642
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for South Carolina Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average On-campus living costs of South Carolina Colleges is $13,358 and off-campus living costs is $13,815. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$9,727$3,632$9,135$4,680
Public Schools$9,470$4,091 $9,678$5,603
4 Years or High$9,632$3,889 $10,803$5,090
2-4 Years$7,524$6,516 $6,977$6,835
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools$9,878$3,360 $8,779$4,076
4 Years or High$9,801$3,355 $8,744$3,910
2-4 Years$11,510$3,460 $9,049$5,352
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for South Carolina Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of South Carolina Colleges is $342 for in-state students and $732 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $607 for in-state students and $837 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2020-2021)
South Carolina Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$342$732 $607$837
Public Schools$342$699 $607$1,216
4 Years or High$519$1,106 $607$1,216
2-4 Years$228$434 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-$774 -$530
4 Years or High-$809 -$530
2-4 Years-$350 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for South Carolina Colleges