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South Carolina Business Colleges

56 Colleges
11,329 Yearly Graduations
$56,398 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,059 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 11,329 students received a business degree from a college in South Carolina, making it rank #26 in terms of graduations. South Carolina colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,099 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,917 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,265 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
3,429 Yearly Degrees
$12,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 35,364 students at UofSC in total, 27,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 26,400 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UofSC. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,750 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UofSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
1,653 Yearly Degrees
$15,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,195 undergraduates at Clemson, of which 19,486 are full-time, and there are 25,822 students altogether. Clemson has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 47%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Clemson take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,747 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,600 during the early-career years.

#3

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$12,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,545 students at C of C in total, 9,600 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,762 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. C of C has a 5.1% 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.

#4

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
506 Yearly Degrees
$11,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,760 undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University, of which 8,810 are full-time, and there are 10,484 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 42% 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 8.3% 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.

#5

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$12,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Citadel Military College of South Carolina is 3,767, of which 2,923 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,688 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,257 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#6

Strayer University - South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,663 undergraduates at Strayer University - South Carolina, of which 199 are full-time, and there are 3,079 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - South Carolina is 4.0 years.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,815 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - South Carolina is $33,100.

#7

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$5,143 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,351 students at Trident Technical College in total, 4,617 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,628 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trident Technical College is $25,400.

#7

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$15,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,764 undergraduates at Winthrop, of which 4,236 are full-time, and there are 5,865 students altogether. For undergraduates at Winthrop, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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.

72% of Winthrop students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,511 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Winthrop is $30,200.

#9

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees
$5,186 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,123 students at GTC in total, 4,537 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

24% of GTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,106 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$26,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,884 undergraduates at CSU, of which 2,558 are full-time, and there are 3,477 students altogether. It takes the average CSU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,974 a year. CSU has a 7.6% 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 $30,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$26,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Limestone College is 2,206, of which 2,116 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,647 are full-time. For undergraduates at Limestone College, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,800 during the early-career years.

#12

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$29,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anderson University South Carolina is 3,543, of which 2,893 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,544 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Anderson University South Carolina is 4.1 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,390 a year. Anderson University South Carolina has a 5.5% 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 Anderson University South Carolina is $29,900.

#13

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$11,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Upstate is 6,308, of which 5,853 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,637 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,483 a year. USC Upstate has a 8.0% 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 $33,200 during the early-career years.

#14

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$5,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,747 students at Piedmont Technical College in total, 1,822 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

31% of Piedmont Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,931 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 Piedmont Technical College is $22,700.

#15

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$25,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,430 students at SWU in total, 1,150 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 800 are full-time. For undergraduates at SWU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at SWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,595 a year. SWU has a 8.7% 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 $33,900 during the early-career years.

#16

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
149 Yearly Degrees
$21,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,426 students at North Greenville in total, 2,166 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,758 are full-time. It takes the average North Greenville undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,168 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Greenville is $26,600.

#17

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$10,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,252 undergraduates at UofSC Aiken, of which 2,585 are full-time, and there are 3,720 students altogether. For undergraduates at UofSC Aiken, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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 UofSC Aiken take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,518 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC Aiken is $31,000.

#18

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,144 undergraduates at Lander University, of which 2,941 are full-time, and there are 3,226 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 24% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,132 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lander University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$5,365 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,529 students at York Technical College in total, 2,277 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at York Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,289 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% 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.

#20

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$5,356 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,207 full-time undergraduates at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, and 6,705 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 average amount of student loans is $5,500 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$50,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Furman University is 2,828, of which 2,688 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,603 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Furman. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees
$5,916 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Midlands Technical College is 9,160, which includes 4,179 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,363 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than 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.

#23

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$45,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,709 full-time undergraduates at Wofford, and 1,720 students altogether. It takes the average Wofford undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Wofford take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,063 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 $39,800 during the early-career years.

#24

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$5,036 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 3,558, which includes 1,462 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Florence-Darlington Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,550 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Florence-Darlington Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Bluffton, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$10,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,112 undergraduates at USCB, of which 1,775 are full-time, and there are 2,119 students altogether. It takes the average USCB undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,747 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Other South Carolina Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Coker College 95
28 Tri-County Technical College 92
29 Spartanburg Community College 85
30 Claflin University 82
31 Bob Jones University 80
32 Central Carolina Technical College 71
33 Presbyterian College 65
34 South Carolina State University 64
35 Newberry College 49
35 Benedict College 49
37 Technical College of the Lowcountry 47
38 Columbia College 43
39 Aiken Technical College 41
40 South University, Columbia 35
41 Erskine College 30
42 Northeastern Technical College 28
43 Converse College 25
43 University of South Carolina - Lancaster 25
45 Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College 24
46 Miller-Motte College Conway 23
47 Spartanburg Methodist College 21
48 Voorhees College 19
49 Columbia International University 17
49 Allen University 17
51 Morris College 16
52 Clinton College 15
53 Denmark Technical College 13
54 Miller-Motte College Charleston 11
55 Forrest College 4
55 Williamsburg Technical College 4

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