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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$19,525
($8,019)
Graduate
(in-state)
$18,772
($12,734)
Books & Supplies $3,448
On-Campus Living Costs $13,717
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,586

Average Costs of Attendance at South Carolina Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $36,690 when a student lives on campus and $37,559 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,019 for South Carolina residents and $19,525 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,734 for South Carolina residents and $18,772 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $13,717 when a student lives on campus and $14,586 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
South Carolina Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$25,184 (In-State)
$36,690 (Out-of-State)
$26,053 (In-State)
$37,559 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$8,019 (In-State)
$19,525 (Out-of-State)
$8,019 (In-State)
$19,525 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$3,448$3,448
Living Costs$13,717$14,586
[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 $8,019 for in-state students and $19,525 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are decreased by -1.90% 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$8,019
Out-Of-State$19,014$19,615 $19,903$19,525
[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 $12,734 for in-state students and $18,772 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are decreased by -5.16% 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$12,734
Out-Of-State$18,029$19,373 $19,792$18,772
[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 $3,448. The books & supplies costs are increased by 126.06% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
South Carolina Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,549$1,520 $1,525$3,448
[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 $14,586 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 5.69% 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$12,946$13,611 $13,800$14,586
[Chart] Living Costs - South Carolina Colleges