Average Tuition & Fees $17,960
Average Acceptance Rates 70.79 %
Total Student Population 240,217
Average Graduation Rates 47.17 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 14.88 to 1

South Carolina Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2020-2021, 105 colleges and universities are active in South Carolina - 34 public and 71 private schools. By school level, there are 41 four(4) Years or high, 34 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 30 less than tow(2) years schools in South Carolina. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in South Carolina.
South Carolina College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public34 schools
Private (not-for-profit)27 schools
Private (for-profit)44 schools
4 Year or High41 schools
2-4 Year34 schools
Less than 2 year30 schools

2021 Average Key Statistics for South Carolina Colleges

The average acceptance rate for South Carolina colleges is 70.79% and the average graduation rate is 47.17% in academic year 2020-2021. Total 240,217 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended South Carolina colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.88 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in South Carolina.
[Chart] 2021 South Carolina Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for South Carolina colleges is 22.909090909091 %
Average Retention Rate for South Carolina colleges is 67.095744680851 %

2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees For South Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for South Carolina colleges are $14,014 for South Carolina residents and $17,960 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $13,539 for in-state students and $19,705 for out-of-state students.
South Carolina 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] South Carolina State 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at South Carolina Colleges

South Carolina colleges and universities are offering 3,488 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at South Carolina State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate60048
One but less than two years certificate1617
Associate's Degree44544
Two but less than four years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree1,42785
Post Bachelor's Degree11536
Master's Degree523126
Post Master's Degree4210
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15419
Doctor's degree - professional practice191
Doctor's degree - other11

Special Learning Opportunities at South Carolina State

In South Carolina, 58 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 27 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 27 colleges have the ROTC programs and 32 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of South Carolina schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at South Carolina State
Online Completely0 out of 110 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes58 out of 110 Schools
Graduate Online Classes27 out of 110 Schools
ROTC27 out of 110 Schools
Weekend/Evening College59 out of 110 Schools
Teacher certificate29 out of 110 Schools
Study Abroad32 out of 110 Schools