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


South Carolina residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Furman, Wofford College and Presbyterian College, according to an 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 highest in-state tuition?

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

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Organizations in this Story

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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