The price of education: Which South Carolina schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


South Carolina residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Williamsburg Technical College, Northeastern Technical College and Florence-Darlington Technical College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Williamsburg Technical College
Kingstree
732
$4,488
2
Northeastern Technical College
Cheraw
1,063
$4,614
3
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Florence
5,439
$4,726
4
Greenville Technical College
Greenville
11,745
$4,974
5
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville
2,399
$5,016
6
Trident Technical College
Charleston
13,271
$5,033
7
Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood
4,596
$5,165
8
York Technical College
Hill
4,538
$5,177
9
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway
7,079
$5,212
10
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Orangeburg
2,479
$5,234
11
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort
2,314
$5,284
12
W L Bonner College
Columbia
13
$5,446
13
Denmark Technical College
Denmark
523
$5,568
14
Midlands Technical College
Columbia
10,625
$5,610
15
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton
6,069
$5,670
16
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg
4,635
$5,742
17
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter
3,720
$6,035
18
Academy for Careers and Technology
Mullins
39
$6,300
19
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
Allendale
1,011
$7,558
20
University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Lancaster
1,910
$7,558
21
University of South Carolina-Sumter
Sumter
1,002
$7,558
22
University of South Carolina-Union
Union
903
$7,558
23
Clinton College
Hill
170
$10,020
24
Sumter Beauty College
Sumter
21
$10,350
25
Forrest College
Anderson
72
$10,525
26
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton
2,077
$10,730
27
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Aiken
3,506
$10,760
28
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg
2,942
$11,060
29
Lander University
Greenwood
2,849
$11,700
30
Construction Training Center
Columbia
31
$11,710
31
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
10,663
$11,716
32
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg
5,990
$11,852
33
Francis Marion University
Florence
3,786
$11,976
34
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston
3,717
$12,516
35
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
34,731
$12,618
36
Voorhees College
Denmark
475
$12,630
37
College of Charleston
Charleston
10,863
$12,838
38
Allen University
Columbia
590
$12,940
39
Strayer University-South Carolina
Greenville
2,313
$13,380
40
Morris College
Sumter
747
$13,886
41
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
Camden
23
$14,000
42
Academy of Hair Technology
Greenville
87
$14,000
43
Strand College of Hair Design
Beach
70
$15,000
44
Arclabs
Piedmont
217
$15,350
45
Clemson University
Clemson
24,387
$15,374
46
Winthrop University
Hill
6,073
$15,730
47
Centura College-Columbia
Columbia
139
$15,887
48
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston
Charleston
186
$15,900
49
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
Columbia
225
$15,900
50
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville
Greenville
182
$15,900
51
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
Aiken
66
$16,000
52
Barber Tech Academy
Orangeburg
50
$16,210
53
Fortis College-Columbia
Columbia
348
$16,285
54
Charzanne Beauty College
Greenwood
50
$16,500
55
Benedict College
Columbia
2,090
$16,600
56
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
Greenville
41
$16,650
57
Claflin University
Orangeburg
2,129
$16,854
58
South University-Columbia
Columbia
1,132
$17,014
59
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg
790
$17,035
60
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
Augusta
115
$17,225
61
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Columbia
113
$17,225
62
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
Columbia
119
$17,225
63
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek
Creek
126
$17,225
64
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence
Florence
160
$17,225
65
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
Greenville
140
$17,225
66
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
Hill
89
$17,225
67
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
Spartanburg
130
$17,225
68
Charleston Cosmetology Institute
Charleston
164
$17,500
69
Palmetto Beauty School
Spartanburg
19
$17,600
70
Bob Jones University
Greenville
2,916
$18,150
71
Southeastern Institute-Charleston
Charleston
117
$18,288
72
Southeastern Institute-Columbia
Columbia
110
$18,288
73
Converse College
Spartanburg
1,478
$18,340
74
Top of the Line Barber College
Charleston
18
$18,475
75
Columbia College
Columbia
1,514
$19,500
76
North Greenville University
Tigerville
2,565
$19,750
77
International Diving Institute
Charleston
73
$20,500
78
Remington College-Columbia Campus
Columbia
272
$20,645
79
Columbia International University
Columbia
966
$23,690
80
Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston
Charleston
629
$24,160
81
Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway
Conway
1,020
$24,160
82
Limestone College
Gaffney
2,661
$25,025
83
Southern Wesleyan University
Central
1,688
$25,476
84
Charleston Southern University
Charleston
3,492
$25,540
85
Newberry College
Newberry
1,181
$26,424
86
Anderson University
Anderson
3,494
$28,000
87
Coker College
Hartsville
1,109
$29,548
88
Erskine College
West
694
$36,150
89
Presbyterian College
Clinton
1,280
$38,660
90
Wofford College
Spartanburg
1,678
$43,985
91
Furman
Greenville
2,949
$49,532

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Academy for Careers and Technology Academy of Hair Technology Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering Aiken Technical College Allen University Anderson University Arclabs B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy Barber Tech Academy Benedict College Bob Jones University Central Carolina Technical College Centura College-Columbia Charleston Cosmetology Institute Charleston Southern University Charzanne Beauty College 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 Construction Training Center Converse College Denmark Technical College Erskine College Florence-Darlington Technical College Forrest College Fortis College-Columbia Francis Marion University Furman Greenville Technical College Horry-Georgetown Technical College International Diving Institute Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg Lander University LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Limestone College Midlands Technical College Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway Morris College Newberry College North Greenville University Northeastern Technical College Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Palmetto Beauty School Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville Piedmont Technical College Presbyterian College Remington College-Columbia Campus South Carolina State University South University-Columbia Southeastern Institute-Charleston Southeastern Institute-Columbia Southern Wesleyan University Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg Methodist College Strand College of Hair Design Strayer University-South Carolina Sumter Beauty College Technical College of the Lowcountry Top of the Line Barber College Tri-County Technical College Trident Technical College University of South Carolina-Aiken University of South Carolina-Beaufort University of South Carolina-Columbia University of South Carolina-Lancaster University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie University of South Carolina-Sumter University of South Carolina-Union University of South Carolina-Upstate Voorhees College W L Bonner College Williamsburg Technical College Winthrop University Wofford College York Technical College

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