The price of education: Which 2-year South Carolina schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


South Carolina residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Williamsburg Technical College, Northeastern Technical College and Florence-Darlington Technical College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
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
Denmark Technical College
Denmark
523
$5,568
13
Midlands Technical College
Columbia
10,625
$5,610
14
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton
6,069
$5,670
15
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg
4,635
$5,742
16
Central Carolina Technical College
Sumter
3,720
$6,035
17
Academy for Careers and Technology
Mullins
39
$6,300
18
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie
Allendale
1,011
$7,558
19
University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Lancaster
1,910
$7,558
20
University of South Carolina-Sumter
Sumter
1,002
$7,558
21
University of South Carolina-Union
Union
903
$7,558
22
Sumter Beauty College
Sumter
21
$10,350
23
Forrest College
Anderson
72
$10,525
24
Construction Training Center
Columbia
31
$11,710
25
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc
Camden
23
$14,000
26
Academy of Hair Technology
Greenville
87
$14,000
27
Strand College of Hair Design
Beach
70
$15,000
28
Arclabs
Piedmont
217
$15,350
29
Centura College-Columbia
Columbia
139
$15,887
30
Paul Mitchell the School-Charleston
Charleston
186
$15,900
31
Paul Mitchell the School-Columbia
Columbia
225
$15,900
32
Paul Mitchell the School-Greenville
Greenville
182
$15,900
33
Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering
Aiken
66
$16,000
34
Barber Tech Academy
Orangeburg
50
$16,210
35
Fortis College-Columbia
Columbia
348
$16,285
36
Charzanne Beauty College
Greenwood
50
$16,500
37
B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy
Greenville
41
$16,650
38
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg
790
$17,035
39
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta
Augusta
115
$17,225
40
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia
Columbia
113
$17,225
41
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia
Columbia
119
$17,225
42
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Goose Creek
Creek
126
$17,225
43
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence
Florence
160
$17,225
44
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Greenville
Greenville
140
$17,225
45
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill
Hill
89
$17,225
46
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg
Spartanburg
130
$17,225
47
Charleston Cosmetology Institute
Charleston
164
$17,500
48
Palmetto Beauty School
Spartanburg
19
$17,600
49
Southeastern Institute-Charleston
Charleston
117
$18,288
50
Southeastern Institute-Columbia
Columbia
110
$18,288
51
Top of the Line Barber College
Charleston
18
$18,475
52
International Diving Institute
Charleston
73
$20,500
53
Remington College-Columbia Campus
Columbia
272
$20,645
54
Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston
Charleston
629
$24,160
55
Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway
Conway
1,020
$24,160


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Academy for Careers and Technology Academy of Hair Technology Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering Aiken Technical College Arclabs B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy Barber Tech Academy Central Carolina Technical College Centura College-Columbia Charleston Cosmetology Institute Charzanne Beauty College Construction Training Center Denmark Technical College Florence-Darlington Technical College Forrest College Fortis College-Columbia 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 LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Midlands Technical College Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway 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 Remington College-Columbia Campus Southeastern Institute-Charleston Southeastern Institute-Columbia Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg Methodist College Strand College of Hair Design 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-Lancaster University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie University of South Carolina-Sumter University of South Carolina-Union Williamsburg Technical College York Technical College

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