univstats
Undergraduate
(in-state)
$19,283
($8,021)
Graduate
(in-state)
$19,603
($12,723)
Books & Supplies $3,416
On-Campus Living Costs $13,358
Off-Campus Living Costs $13,874

Average Costs of Attendance at South Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $36,058 when a student lives on campus and $36,574 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,021 for South Carolina residents and $19,283 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,723 for South Carolina residents and $19,603 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,358 when a student lives on campus and $13,874 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
South Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$24,795 (In-State)
$36,058 (Out-of-State)
$25,311 (In-State)
$36,574 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$8,021 (In-State)
$19,283 (Out-of-State)
$8,021 (In-State)
$19,283 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$3,416$3,416
Living Costs$13,358$13,874
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - South Carolina Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of South Carolina colleges and universities is $8,021 for in-state students and $19,283 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are decreased by -1.56% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$8,146$8,440 $8,551$8,021
Out-Of-State$18,243$18,976 $19,589$19,283
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - South Carolina Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of South Carolina colleges and universities is $12,723 for in-state students and $19,603 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 1.18% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$12,987$13,087 $13,103$12,723
Out-Of-State$18,532$18,029 $19,373$19,603
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - South Carolina Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of South Carolina colleges and universities is $3,416. The books & supplies costs are increased by 123.24% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,562$1,560 $1,530$3,416
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - South Carolina Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of South Carolina colleges and universities is $13,358 when a student lives on campus and $13,874 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 3.00% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.91% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$12,448$12,663 $12,969$13,358
Off-Campus$12,965$12,843 $13,482$13,874
[Chart] Living Costs - South Carolina Colleges