State institution: These 4-year South Carolina schools attract the most in-state students


W L Bonner College, Strayer University-South Carolina and Virginia College-Charleston enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year South Carolina schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
W L Bonner College
Columbia
13
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
Strayer University-South Carolina
Greenville
1,831
99%
1%
0%
0%
3
Virginia College-Charleston
Charleston
388
98%
2%
0%
0%
4
South University-Columbia
Columbia
806
95%
5%
0%
0%
5
The Art Institute of Charleston
Charleston
316
95%
5%
0%
0%
6
Francis Marion University
Florence
3,460
94%
4%
2%
0%
7
Lander University
Greenwood
2,787
93%
6%
1%
0%
8
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg
5,775
91%
7%
1%
1%
9
Winthrop University
Hill
5,014
89%
10%
1%
0%
10
Claflin University
Orangeburg
2,038
85%
14%
1%
0%
11
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Aiken
3,354
85%
11%
4%
1%
12
Columbia College
Columbia
1,380
84%
12%
4%
0%
13
Morris College
Sumter
747
83%
17%
0%
0%
14
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg
2,524
82%
18%
0%
0%
15
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton
2,077
82%
16%
1%
1%
16
Converse College
Spartanburg
918
78%
20%
2%
0%
17
Erskine College
West
575
78%
21%
1%
0%
18
Charleston Southern University
Charleston
3,061
77%
22%
0%
0%
19
North Greenville University
Tigerville
2,358
77%
19%
5%
0%
20
Newberry College
Newberry
1,181
76%
19%
5%
0%
21
Southern Wesleyan University
Central
1,360
73%
25%
1%
0%
22
Anderson University
Anderson
2,983
72%
27%
1%
0%
23
Allen University
Columbia
590
71%
29%
0%
0%
24
Presbyterian College
Clinton
1,016
70%
26%
4%
0%
25
Coker College
Hartsville
1,023
67%
29%
3%
0%
26
Limestone College
Gaffney
2,597
65%
28%
0%
7%
27
Clemson University
Clemson
19,402
62%
37%
0%
0%
28
Voorhees College
Denmark
475
60%
40%
0%
0%
29
Benedict College
Columbia
2,090
58%
40%
2%
0%
30
College of Charleston
Charleston
9,895
58%
41%
1%
0%
31
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston
2,837
55%
44%
1%
0%
32
Wofford College
Spartanburg
1,678
54%
45%
2%
0%
33
Columbia International University
Columbia
497
52%
47%
1%
0%
34
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
26,362
47%
52%
2%
0%
35
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
9,898
44%
55%
1%
0%
36
Clinton College
Hill
170
40%
59%
1%
0%
37
Bob Jones University
Greenville
2,606
33%
61%
6%
0%
38
Furman
Greenville
2,734
27%
72%
1%
0%


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Allen University Anderson University Benedict College Bob Jones University Charleston Southern University Citadel Military College of South Carolina Claflin University Clemson University Clinton College Coastal Carolina University Coker College College of Charleston Columbia College Columbia International University Converse College Erskine College Francis Marion University Furman Lander University Limestone College Morris College Newberry College North Greenville University Presbyterian College South Carolina State University South University-Columbia Southern Wesleyan University Strayer University-South Carolina The Art Institute of Charleston University of South Carolina-Aiken University of South Carolina-Beaufort University of South Carolina-Columbia University of South Carolina-Upstate Virginia College-Charleston Voorhees College W L Bonner College Winthrop University Wofford College

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