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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in South Carolina

18 Colleges
$24,858 Avg Salary
$15,560 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, liberal arts general studies was the most popular one in South Carolina. In total, 5,524 people earned a degree or certificate in the field from a school in South Carolina.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in South Carolina ranking. Our analysis looked at 18 schools in South Carolina to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in South Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges.

Top 10 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

Our analysis found University of South Carolina - Columbia to be the best school for liberal arts general studies students who want to pursue a degree in South Carolina. Located in the city of Columbia, Carolina is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent programs at University of South Carolina - Upstate helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in South Carolina. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Spartanburg, USCU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#3

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means North Greenville University is a great place for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the rural area of Tigerville, North Greenville is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at North Greenville accumulate an average of around $19,500 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 18 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Greenville Technical College landed the # 4 spot on the list. GTC is a large public school located in the city of Greenville.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from GTC carry an average student debtload of $18,631. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $193, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg, SC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Spartanburg Methodist College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in South Carolina list. SMC is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Spartanburg.

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Tri-County Technical College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in South Carolina ranking. Located in the large suburb of Pendleton, TCTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#7

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #7 on the list. Spartanburg Community College is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Spartanburg.

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Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC

With a ranking of #8, Midlands Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for liberal arts general studies students. MTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of West Columbia.

While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at MTC accumulate an average of around $10,750 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $112.

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With a ranking of #9, Horry-Georgetown Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the small city of Conway, Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Horry-Georgetown Technical College carry an average student debtload of $12,950. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $134.

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#10

Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

Limestone College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best liberal arts general studies programs. Limestone College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Gaffney.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Limestone College take out is $25,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $265.

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Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 8,711
Florida 63,886
Virginia 14,965
North Carolina 17,759
Tennessee 9,900
Kentucky 6,455
Louisiana 6,431
Alabama 6,115
Arkansas 7,438
Mississippi 6,808
West Virginia 3,825

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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