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South Carolina Nursing Colleges

39 Colleges
3,833 Yearly Graduations
$42,353 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,201 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

South Carolina ranked #32 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 3,833 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Carolina is $10,588 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,840 a year.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,050 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
486 Yearly Degrees
$12,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Columbia is 35,364, of which 27,502 students are undergraduates and of those, 26,400 are full-time. It takes the average UofSC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

49% of UofSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UofSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$11,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,308 students at USC Upstate in total, 5,853 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,637 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USC Upstate is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,483 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$17,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Medical University of South Carolina is 2,971, of which 325 students are undergraduates and of those, 324 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MUSC is $68,400.

#4

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$5,356 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is 6,705, which includes 3,207 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Horry-Georgetown Technical College is $22,400.

#5

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
230 Yearly Degrees
$5,143 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,351 students at Trident Technical College in total, 4,617 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

34% of Trident Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,628 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trident Technical College is $25,400.

#6

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$15,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clemson University is 25,822, of which 20,195 students are undergraduates and of those, 19,486 are full-time. For undergraduates at Clemson, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,747 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Clemson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
205 Yearly Degrees
$5,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,179 full-time undergraduates at MTC, and 9,160 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at MTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,363 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#8

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,123 students at GTC in total, 4,537 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

24% of GTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$5,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,467 full-time undergraduates at TCTC, and 6,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

20% of TCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#10

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$5,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is 2,298, which includes 770 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,120 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OCtech is $23,000.

#11

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$29,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,543 students at Anderson University South Carolina in total, 2,893 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,544 are full-time. It takes the average Anderson University South Carolina undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Anderson University South Carolina take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,390 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Anderson University South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$5,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Piedmont Technical College is 4,747, which includes 1,822 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Piedmont Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,931 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$11,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Francis Marion University is 4,240, of which 3,800 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,900 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Francis Marion University is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 91% of students at Francis Marion University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,629 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Francis Marion University is $28,300.

#14

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$6,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Carolina Technical College is 3,361, which includes 1,125 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Carolina is $21,300.

#15

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees
$26,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Charleston Southern University is 3,477, of which 2,884 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,558 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

72% of CSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,974 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSU is $30,100.

#16

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$10,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,252 undergraduates at UofSC Aiken, of which 2,585 are full-time, and there are 3,720 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofSC Aiken is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,518 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UofSC Aiken with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$5,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,277 full-time undergraduates at York Technical College, and 4,529 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

24% of York Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

South University, Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees
$17,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South University, Columbia is 797, of which 532 students are undergraduates and of those, 383 are full-time. It takes the average South University, Columbia undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 67% of students at South University, Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,833 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#19

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
70 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,236 students at Aiken Technical College in total, 739 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at Aiken Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lander University is 3,226, of which 3,144 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,941 are full-time. It takes the average Lander University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Lander University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,132 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lander University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$5,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,462 full-time undergraduates at Florence-Darlington Technical College, and 3,558 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

21% of Florence-Darlington Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$4,734 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern Technical College is 1,276, which includes 333 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Students who graduate from Northeastern Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$5,452 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,308 students at TCL in total, 577 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at TCL take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,847 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,800 during the early-career years.

#24

University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Bluffton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$10,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,112 undergraduates at USCB, of which 1,775 are full-time, and there are 2,119 students altogether. For undergraduates at USCB, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Williamsburg Technical College

Kingstree, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$4,608 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 169 full-time undergraduates at Williamsburg Technical College, and 832 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,600 during the early-career years.

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Spartanburg Community College 29
27 Bob Jones University 27
28 Claflin University 22
29 Citadel Military College of South Carolina 21
29 Newberry College 21
31 Academy for Careers and Technology 15
32 Fortis College - Columbia 14
32 University of South Carolina - Lancaster 14
34 Denmark Technical College 13
35 Coastal Carolina University 12
36 Columbia College 7
37 Forrest College 1
38 South Carolina State University 0
38 Southern Wesleyan University 0

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