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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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $10,588 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,840 a year.

An estimated 52% of college students in South Carolina take out loans, with the average 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

There are 26,733 undergraduates at UofSC, of which 25,633 are full-time, and there are 34,795 students altogether. UofSC has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,750 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC is $38,000.

#2

University of South Carolina - Upstate

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

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Upstate is 6,175, of which 6,036 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,739 are full-time. For undergraduates at USC Upstate, the average graduation time 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.

73% of USC Upstate students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,483 a year. USC Upstate has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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

There are 329 undergraduates at MUSC, of which 323 are full-time, and there are 2,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from MUSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

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

There are 6,788 students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in total, 3,304 are 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

The total student population at Trident Technical College is 12,148, which includes 4,614 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Trident Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#6

Clemson University

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

There are 24,951 students at Clemson in total, 19,669 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,971 are full-time. It takes the average Clemson undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Clemson take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,747 a year. Clemson has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clemson is $43,600.

#7

Midlands Technical College

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

There are 9,892 students at MTC in total, 4,239 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

29% of MTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 4,261 full-time undergraduates at GTC, and 10,864 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Tri-County Technical College is 6,082, which includes 3,361 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at TCTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 854 full-time undergraduates at OCtech, and 2,387 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at OCtech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 3,429 students at Anderson University South Carolina in total, 2,881 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,525 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Anderson University South Carolina is 4.1 years.

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

64% of Anderson University South Carolina students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Anderson University South Carolina is $29,900.

#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 4,491, which includes 1,643 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

31% of Piedmont Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 3,940 students at Francis Marion University in total, 3,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,883 are full-time. For undergraduates at Francis Marion University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

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

Students who graduate from Francis Marion University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 3,550, which includes 1,305 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Central Carolina take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#15

Charleston Southern University

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

There are 3,414 students at CSU in total, 2,945 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,729 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CSU is 4.4 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at CSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,974 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 3,699 students at UofSC Aiken in total, 3,344 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,671 are full-time. For undergraduates at UofSC Aiken, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

#17

York Technical College

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

The total student population at York Technical College is 4,253, which includes 2,065 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from York Technical College is $23,600.

#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 983, of which 675 students are undergraduates and of those, 492 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South University, Columbia is 4.3 years.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Aiken Technical College is 2,267, which includes 711 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Aiken Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 3,044, of which 2,970 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,764 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,132 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lander University is $29,100.

#21

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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

There are 1,719 full-time undergraduates at Florence-Darlington Technical College, and 4,182 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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 429 full-time undergraduates at Northeastern Technical College, and 1,275 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern Technical College is $21,300.

#23

Technical College of the Lowcountry

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

The total student population at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 2,247, which includes 615 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,847 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCL is $21,800.

#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 2,116 students at USCB in total, 1,797 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at USCB, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 71% of students at USCB take out loans to pay for college. 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 189 full-time undergraduates at Williamsburg Technical College, and 737 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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