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


South Carolina residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at W L Bonner College, Clinton College and University of South Carolina-Beaufort, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
W L Bonner College
Columbia
13
$5,446
2
Clinton College
Hill
170
$10,020
3
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton
2,077
$10,730
4
University of South Carolina-Aiken
Aiken
3,506
$10,760
5
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg
2,942
$11,060
6
Lander University
Greenwood
2,849
$11,700
7
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
10,663
$11,716
8
University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg
5,990
$11,852
9
Francis Marion University
Florence
3,786
$11,976
10
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston
3,717
$12,516
11
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
34,731
$12,618
12
Voorhees College
Denmark
475
$12,630
13
College of Charleston
Charleston
10,863
$12,838
14
Allen University
Columbia
590
$12,940
15
Strayer University-South Carolina
Greenville
2,313
$13,380
16
Morris College
Sumter
747
$13,886
17
Clemson University
Clemson
24,387
$15,374
18
Winthrop University
Hill
6,073
$15,730
19
Benedict College
Columbia
2,090
$16,600
20
Claflin University
Orangeburg
2,129
$16,854
21
South University-Columbia
Columbia
1,132
$17,014
22
Bob Jones University
Greenville
2,916
$18,150
23
Converse College
Spartanburg
1,478
$18,340
24
Columbia College
Columbia
1,514
$19,500
25
North Greenville University
Tigerville
2,565
$19,750
26
Columbia International University
Columbia
966
$23,690
27
Limestone College
Gaffney
2,661
$25,025
28
Southern Wesleyan University
Central
1,688
$25,476
29
Charleston Southern University
Charleston
3,492
$25,540
30
Newberry College
Newberry
1,181
$26,424
31
Anderson University
Anderson
3,494
$28,000
32
Coker College
Hartsville
1,109
$29,548
33
Erskine College
West
694
$36,150
34
Presbyterian College
Clinton
1,280
$38,660
35
Wofford College
Spartanburg
1,678
$43,985
36
Furman
Greenville
2,949
$49,532

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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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