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South Carolina Business Colleges

56 Colleges
11,329 Yearly Graduations
$58,252 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,160 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

South Carolina ranked #26 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 11,329 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Carolina is $14,563 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,770 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,790 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 35,470 students at UofSC in total, 27,271 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 26,174 are full-time. It takes the average UofSC undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,214 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofSC is $38,000.

#2

Clemson University

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

There are 20,868 undergraduates at Clemson, of which 20,021 are full-time, and there are 26,406 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Clemson is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

39% of Clemson students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,001 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Clemson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$12,978 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Charleston is 10,384, of which 9,300 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,466 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at C of C is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at C of C take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,245 a year. C of C has a 5.3% 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 9,500 undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University, of which 8,529 are full-time, and there are 10,118 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 70%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,468 a year. Coastal Carolina University has a 7.2% 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 $30,900 during the early-career years.

#5

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

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

There are 3,740 students at The Citadel in total, 2,858 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,654 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at The Citadel. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 83% of accepted students are men, and 17% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $14,153 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,600 during the early-career years.

#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 2,459 undergraduates at Strayer University - South Carolina, of which 173 are full-time, and there are 2,806 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Strayer University - South Carolina take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,463 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Trident Technical College

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

There are 4,225 full-time undergraduates at Trident Technical College, and 11,650 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

24% of Trident Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,816 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average 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.

#7

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$15,836 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,576 students at Winthrop in total, 4,406 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,992 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,803 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#9

Greenville Technical College

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

The total student population at Greenville Technical College is 10,536, which includes 4,387 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

22% of GTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,110 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GTC is $26,500.

#10

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$27,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,720 undergraduates at CSU, of which 2,491 are full-time, and there are 3,350 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CSU is 4.4 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

61% of CSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,664 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average 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

There are 1,818 undergraduates at Limestone College, of which 1,399 are full-time, and there are 1,943 students altogether. For undergraduates at Limestone College, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

78% of Limestone College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,969 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#12

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$29,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,848 students at Anderson University South Carolina in total, 3,083 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,673 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Anderson University South Carolina is 4.1 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,277 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average 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
$11,583 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,038 students at USC Upstate in total, 5,519 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,374 are full-time. For undergraduates at USC Upstate, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,435 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average 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

The total student population at Piedmont Technical College is 4,712, which includes 1,673 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

26% of Piedmont Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,282 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.0% 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
$25,676 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Wesleyan University is 1,345, of which 1,085 students are undergraduates and of those, 774 are full-time. It takes the average SWU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
149 Yearly Degrees
$22,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,280 students at North Greenville in total, 1,993 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,658 are full-time. It takes the average North Greenville undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at North Greenville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,847 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Greenville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of South Carolina - Aiken

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

The total student population at University of South Carolina - Aiken is 3,944, of which 3,284 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,600 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofSC Aiken is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at UofSC Aiken take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,157 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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 3,513 students at Lander University in total, 3,391 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,159 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lander University is 4.5 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,489 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lander University is $29,100.

#19

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$5,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,178 students at York Technical College in total, 2,036 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at York Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,570 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from York Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

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

The total student population at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is 6,409, which includes 3,056 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,556 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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
$52,092 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Furman University is 2,567, of which 2,345 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,294 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Furman is 4.1 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,806 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

#22

Midlands Technical College

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

There are 8,794 students at MTC in total, 3,770 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at MTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,126 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MTC is $25,300.

#23

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$47,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,753 full-time undergraduates at Wofford, and 1,764 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Wofford is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 42% 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 $9,406 a year. Wofford 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 $39,800 during the early-career years.

#24

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$5,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 3,315, which includes 1,259 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,849 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florence-Darlington Technical College is $21,200.

#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 1,999 undergraduates at USCB, of which 1,670 are full-time, and there are 2,006 students altogether. For undergraduates at USCB, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,394 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than 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 University 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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