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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$20,192
($8,601)
Graduate
(in-state)
$18,981
($13,116)
Books & Supplies $1,477
On-Campus Living Costs $13,717
Off-Campus Living Costs $13,985

Average Costs of Attendance at South Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $35,386 when a student lives on campus and $35,654 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,601 for South Carolina residents and $20,192 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $13,116 for South Carolina residents and $18,981 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,717 when a student lives on campus and $13,985 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
South Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$23,795 (In-State)
$35,386 (Out-of-State)
$24,062 (In-State)
$35,654 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$8,601 (In-State)
$20,192 (Out-of-State)
$8,601 (In-State)
$20,192 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,477$1,477
Living Costs$13,717$13,985
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - South Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of South Carolina colleges and universities is $8,601 for in-state students and $20,192 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 3.17% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$8,440$8,551 $8,595$8,601
Out-Of-State$18,857$19,304 $19,571$20,192
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - South Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of South Carolina colleges and universities is $13,116 for in-state students and $18,981 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are decreased by -4.10% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$13,087$13,103 $13,106$13,116
Out-Of-State$18,073$19,373 $19,792$18,981
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - South Carolina Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average books & supplies costs of South Carolina colleges and universities is $1,477. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -0.95% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,508$1,487 $1,491$1,477
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - South Carolina Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of South Carolina colleges and universities is $13,717 when a student lives on campus and $13,985 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 2.69% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.77% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Living Costs
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
On-Campus$12,663$12,969 $13,358$13,717
Off-Campus$12,916$13,532 $13,608$13,985
[Chart] Living Costs - South Carolina Colleges