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South Carolina Colleges By Net Cost

Discover the best South Carolina college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals! Our website helps you compare South Carolina colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

South Carolina Colleges Ranked By Net Cost

College net costs are useful to look into if you're a South Carolina student eligible for and planning on receiving financial aid. To define net cost simply, it is the amount charged to a first-year full-time student after all financial aid has been accounted for. By having an idea of how much you will be responsible for, you can better budget and plan for your other personal expenses and avoid unwanted student debt after college. Find out approximately how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket after your aid has been deducted, using our list of South Carolina colleges with their respective net costs below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Distance Learning
1

University of South Carolina-Sumter

Sumter

SC

$9,595

2 year

60.47%

Yes

2

University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Lancaster

SC

$9,364

2 year

52.2%

Yes

3

Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw

SC

$9,136

2 year

48.82%

Yes

4

Trident Technical College

Charleston

SC

$8,444

2 year

49.66%

Yes

5

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg

SC

$8,195

2 year

53.55%

Yes

6

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter

SC

$7,969

2 year

51.63%

Yes

7

Greenville Technical College

Greenville

SC

$7,697

2 year

48.95%

Yes

8

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood

SC

$7,650

2 year

59.78%

Yes

9

Academy for Careers and Technology

Mullins

SC

$7,350

Vocational

62.5%

No

10

York Technical College

Rock Hill

SC

$7,223

2 year

51.56%

Yes

11

Denmark Technical College

Denmark

SC

$6,873

2 year

44.57%

No

12

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway

SC

$6,530

2 year

57.86%

Yes

13

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence

SC

$5,985

2 year

52.72%

Yes

14

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia

SC

$5,413

2 year

52.3%

Yes

15

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville

SC

$5,409

2 year

52.76%

Yes

16

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort

SC

$5,061

2 year

52.3%

Yes

17

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg

SC

$4,830

2 year

56.36%

Yes

18

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg

SC

$18,315

4 year

62.79%

Yes

19

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia

SC

$17,972

4 year

87.92%

Yes

20

College of Charleston

Charleston

SC

$17,609

4 year

79%

Yes

21

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston

SC

$17,450

4 year

85.74%

Yes

22

Clemson University

Clemson

SC

$16,799

4 year

92.27%

Yes

23

Winthrop University

Rock Hill

SC

$15,856

4 year

76.73%

Yes

24

University of South Carolina-Upstate

Spartanburg

SC

$14,597

4 year

73.08%

Yes

25

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bluffton

SC

$14,503

4 year

50.67%

Yes

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