# South Carolina Colleges

South Carolina ranked #28 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 47,809 students received some type of diploma that year. South Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,493 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,462 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in South Carolina take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,404 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in South Carolina

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There are 25,243 full-time undergraduates at Carolina, and 34,731 students altogether. For undergraduates at Carolina, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

49% of Carolina students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,750 a year. Carolina has a 2.3% 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 $38,000 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Clemson University is 24,387, of which 18,642 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Clemson, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

40% of Clemson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,747 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 9,083 full-time undergraduates at C of C, and 10,863 students altogether. For undergraduates at C of C, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at C of C take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,863 a year. C of C has a 2.4% 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 C of C is $33,000.

There are 9,021 full-time undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University, and 10,663 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

72% of Coastal Carolina University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,423 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Coastal Carolina University is $30,900.

There are 5,517 full-time undergraduates at Trident Technical College, and 13,271 students altogether. 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. Trident Technical College has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trident Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,488 full-time undergraduates at Winthrop, and 6,073 students altogether. It takes the average Winthrop undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Winthrop take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,511 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

There are 11,745 students at GTC in total, 4,809 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at GTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Upstate is 5,990, of which 4,583 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at USCU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 73% of students at USCU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,483 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from USCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,397 full-time undergraduates at MTC, and 10,625 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. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to 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.

There are 3,717 students at The Citadel in total, 2,559 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at The Citadel, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 87% are men and 13% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at The Citadel take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,257 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Citadel is $44,600.

The total student population at Medical University of South Carolina is 2,985, of which 301 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

MUSC has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

There are 3,172 full-time undergraduates at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, and 7,079 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. Horry-Georgetown Technical College has a 7.7% 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 $22,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Tri-County Technical College is 6,069, of which 3,351 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

20% of TCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,314 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCTC is $25,700.

There are 3,494 students at Anderson University South Carolina in total, 2,550 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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.

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. Anderson University South Carolina has a 4.1% 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 $29,900 during the early-career years.

There are 2,949 students at Furman in total, 2,658 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Furman is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

37% of Furman students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,237 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Furman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,804 full-time undergraduates at CSU, and 3,492 students altogether. For undergraduates at CSU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

There are 3,786 students at Francis Marion University in total, 3,006 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Francis Marion University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,629 a year. Francis Marion University has a 3.9% 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 Francis Marion University is $28,300.

The total student population at Limestone College is 2,661, of which 1,943 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

84% of Limestone College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,877 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Limestone College is $31,800.

There are 4,538 students at York Technical College in total, 2,252 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 19.9% 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.

There are 1,621 full-time undergraduates at Piedmont Technical College, and 4,596 students altogether. 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 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Piedmont Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Spartanburg Community College is 4,635, of which 2,058 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spartanburg Community College is $24,400.

There are 2,306 full-time undergraduates at Bob Jones University, and 2,916 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at Bob Jones University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,994 a year. Bob Jones University has a 1.2% 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 $28,400 during the early-career years.

There are 3,506 students at USCA in total, 2,716 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average USCA undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 60% of students at USCA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,518 a year. USCA has a 7.0% 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 $31,000 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Columbia College is 1,514, of which 804 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia College South Carolina is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,400 during the early-career years.

There are 2,080 full-time undergraduates at North Greenville, and 2,565 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at North Greenville is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

92% of North Greenville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,168 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

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