Most Affordable Colleges for South Carolina Residents for 2019

State of South Carolina
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for South Carolina residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for South Carolina residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of South Carolina.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Citadel Military College of South Carolina $13,600 Image $28,900 53% 2,837 1,125 81.07%
2 Lander University $16,600 Image $24,700 33% 2,787 1,025 47.57%
3 Allen University $16,700 Image $23,700 30% 590 N/A N/A
4 University of South Carolina-Upstate $17,400 Image $17,400 0% 5,775 1,015 57.84%
5 Clinton College $17,800 Image $19,800 10% 170 N/A N/A
5 Francis Marion University $17,800 Image $24,200 26% 3,460 1,010 60.05%
7 Clemson University $18,600 Image $30,200 38% 19,402 1,343 47.18%
8 Coastal Carolina University $19,100 Image $26,400 28% 9,898 1,095 61.19%
9 Coker College $19,400 Image $42,000 54% 1,023 1,005 61.7%
9 University of South Carolina-Beaufort $19,400 Image $25,400 24% 2,077 1,010 64.45%
11 University of South Carolina-Aiken $19,500 Image $24,400 20% 3,354 1,035 52.94%
12 Newberry College $19,600 Image $39,500 50% 1,181 1,020 58.33%
13 Columbia College $20,000 Image $40,200 50% 1,380 1,015 86.82%
13 Morris College $20,000 Image $20,000 0% 747 N/A N/A
15 Presbyterian College $21,700 Image $49,200 56% 1,016 1,164 65.17%
15 Voorhees College $21,700 Image $26,300 17% 475 820 53.44%
17 Anderson University $21,900 Image $46,600 53% 2,983 1,155 79.07%
18 University of South Carolina-Columbia $22,300 Image $26,300 15% 26,362 1,284 72.31%
19 Benedict College $22,400 Image $34,000 34% 2,090 N/A N/A
20 Claflin University $22,900 Image $33,500 32% 2,038 963 41.17%
21 College of Charleston $23,000 Image $29,000 21% 9,895 1,185 80.45%
21 Converse College $23,000 Image $37,900 39% 918 1,115 71.26%
23 Columbia International University $23,500 Image $37,100 37% 497 1,015 28.25%
24 South Carolina State University $24,400 Image $30,200 19% 2,524 905 78.26%
25 Charleston Southern University $26,700 Image $39,700 33% 3,061 1,070 56.32%
26 Winthrop University $26,800 Image $29,600 9% 5,014 1,105 73.39%
27 Erskine College $27,000 Image $52,100 48% 575 1,065 54.52%
28 Furman $31,400 Image $62,800 50% 2,734 1,317 61.18%
29 North Greenville University $32,700 Image $36,700 11% 2,358 1,130 60.85%
30 Limestone College $33,200 Image $42,700 22% 2,597 1,020 50.45%
31 Wofford College $34,000 Image $57,800 41% 1,678 1,320 69.07%
32 Southern Wesleyan University $34,600 Image $37,600 8% 1,360 945 52.57%
School data from 2016-2017
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