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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

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Total undergraduates: 3,244
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: $20,574
Average salary: $34,300
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

67 US News

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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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Coker College is a student-centered, comprehensive college. It is dedicated to providing every student enrolled in the Day Program and in the Adult Degree Program an academic curriculum based upon a uniformly excellent liberal arts core that enhances the structured development of key personal skills. The College's goal is to graduate students with t

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Total undergraduates: 1,224
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: $17,196
Average salary: $31,500
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Furman University

Greenville, SC

53 US News

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

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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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC

123 US News
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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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

Total undergraduates: 2,760
Acceptance rate: 86%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $28,400
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University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

103 US News

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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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, SC

Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, SC

Total undergraduates: 3,673
Acceptance rate: 66%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,800
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Best colleges in South Carolina 2018

Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC

71 US News

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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