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Number of
4-year colleges in South Carolina

148,922

Students attending
4-year colleges in South Carolina

$17,324

Average
in-state tuition

$20,553

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

274 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Total undergraduates: 3,043
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $54,900
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

133 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Total undergraduates: 19,506
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $50,900
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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

341 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Total undergraduates: 11,322
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $39,700
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

428 Forbes
The primary mission of Converse College, founded in 1889, is the liberal education of undergraduate women in a residential setting. Converse reaffirms the founder's original conviction that a small undergraduate residential college of the liberal arts is a uniquely powerful environment for developing the talents of women. As a community of scholars, whe

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

Total undergraduates: 906
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: $19,683
Average salary: $31,000
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Erskine College

Due West, SC

513 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Erskine College

Due West, SC

Total undergraduates: 665
Acceptance rate: 75%
Average annual cost: $17,624
Average salary: $37,500
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Furman University

Greenville, SC

96 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Total undergraduates: 2,863
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: $31,050
Average salary: $45,900
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

613 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

Total undergraduates: 2,356
Acceptance rate: 59%
Average annual cost: $15,864
Average salary: $31,300
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Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

236 Forbes
The compelling purpose of Presbyterian College, as a church-related college, is to develop within the framework of Christian faith the mental, physical, moral, and spiritual capacities of each student in preparation for a lifetime of personal and vocational fulfillment and responsible contribution to our democratic society and the world community.

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

Total undergraduates: 1,135
Acceptance rate: 59%
Average annual cost: $19,777
Average salary: $42,000
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University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

208 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Total undergraduates: 26,791
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,000
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Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

130 Forbes

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

Total undergraduates: 1,737
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: $25,648
Average salary: $50,000
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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