South Carolina residents paid $12,422 to attend the four-year public institution this year $617 more than the $11,805 charged for 2016-17.
Non-residents paid 148 percent more than residents this year, or $30,810. Their price tag grew 2.8 percent from $29,963 in 2016-17.
About 58 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 41 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.
Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,554 students received grants or scholarships totaling $14.29 million and 998 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.14 million.
Including all undergraduates, 5,768 students used grants or scholarships totaling $54.23 million. Another 4,284 took out $29.26 million in federal student loans.