The price of education: Which 4-year South Carolina schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


South Carolina residents attending four-year schools 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 by four-year schools 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
Columbia International University
Columbia
966
$23,690
12
North Greenville University
Tigerville
2,565
$19,750
13
Columbia College
Columbia
1,514
$19,500
14
Converse College
Spartanburg
1,478
$18,340
15
Bob Jones University
Greenville
2,916
$18,150
16
South University-Columbia
Columbia
1,132
$17,014
17
Claflin University
Orangeburg
2,129
$16,854
18
Benedict College
Columbia
2,090
$16,600
19
Winthrop University
Hill
6,073
$15,730
20
Clemson University
Clemson
24,387
$15,374
21
Morris College
Sumter
747
$13,886
22
Strayer University-South Carolina
Greenville
2,313
$13,380
23
Allen University
Columbia
590
$12,940
24
College of Charleston
Charleston
10,863
$12,838
25
Voorhees College
Denmark
475
$12,630
26
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
34,731
$12,618
27
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston
3,717
$12,516
28
Francis Marion University
Florence
3,786
$11,976
29
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg
5,990
$11,852
30
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
10,663
$11,716
31
Lander University
Greenwood
2,849
$11,700
32
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg
2,942
$11,060
33
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Aiken
3,506
$10,760
34
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton
2,077
$10,730
35
Clinton College
Hill
170
$10,020
36
W L Bonner College
Columbia
13
$5,446

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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 University of South Carolina-Aiken University of South Carolina-Beaufort University of South Carolina-Columbia University of South Carolina-Upstate Voorhees College W L Bonner College Winthrop University Wofford College

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